Welcome to the vibrant world of RJP Artistry, where Rhian and Mr J bring art to life with a burst of colour. Join us on a brief journey from graphic design to full-time artistry, exploring the charm of their Stratford Upon Avon studio and the best-selling products that add flair to any space. In this post, discover the unique perspective that sets RJP Artistry apart and gain insights into their creative process, all in a concise exploration of this dynamic artistic duo.

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Art to make you smile:
Meet Rhian John Paintings

Interview with Rhian John.

Welcome to the vibrant world of RJP Artistry, where Rhian and Mr J bring art to life with a burst of colour. Join us on a brief journey from graphic design to full-time artistry, exploring the charm of their Stratford Upon Avon studio and the best-selling products that add flair to any space. In this post, discover the unique perspective that sets Rhian John Paintings apart and gain insights into their creative process, all in a concise exploration of this dynamic artistic duo.

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Use code CL10 for 10% off everything except original paintings on Rhian John Painting's website.
Can’t be combined with other discounts. Runs until 2nd January 2024.

Tell us a little bit about your work…

 

We are Rhian and Ian John, or, as most people call him – Mr J! Rhian paints, and Mr J is involved in everything else. He organises all the shows we do throughout the year and makes sure I always have enough paint, canvases, and chocolate!

How did it all start?

 

I was a graphic designer for 25 years, but it all changed when my son was doing his A Level art. I dug all my old paints out to paint alongside him for a bit of encouragement. I showed my friends the results on Facebook, and somebody contacted me to buy my painting – RJP was born! Over the following year, my painting completely took over my Graphic Design work, so I switched to a full-time artist without really realising it. We built a studio in the garden, and there was no stopping me. Mr J joined me three years ago, and we now run the business together.

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Where are you based?

 

We live in Stratford Upon Avon, but I’m a Cardiff girl at heart!

What inspires you?

 

I seem to see life in multicolour! There are so many flashes of colours in the natural world, which I like to highlight and enhance. Life with colour is uplifting and makes you smile – who doesn’t love that?!

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What is your creation process?  

 

I don’t really plan ahead too much when I paint. I prefer to start painting and see what evolves. Maybe I’m just unorganised, but it works for me! Very few of my paintings are actual places, but maybe inspired by somewhere I have been in the past or feelings that places have given me. I do work from photos for my animal paintings, especially if it’s a commission of a pet.

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What makes you and your brand so unique?

 

I was at a fair a few years ago, and a little boy stood in front of me and said, “Wow, they’re the most colourful paintings in the world.” I think I’d like to take that as my uniqueness!

What is your best-selling product?

 

Apart from the original paintings, our biggest sellers are our huge canvas prints, great for over a bed or sofa or on a big blank wall. They add a fabulous splash of colour and a great focal point in a room. We also sell a lot of the smaller gift items: jigsaws, tea towels, wash bags, all full of colour!

What do you love about the Country Living Christmas Fairs?

 

We love the Country Living Christmas Fairs; they are always so well organised and ooze quality as soon as you walk through the door. They always create a fun shopping atmosphere of like-minded creatives, with music and coffee thrown in – perfect!

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Your three top tips for crafters and makers…

 

Just enjoy it, don’t be afraid of mistakes; they often lead to the best-finished products!

Any advice for fledgling businesses…

 

Follow your dream; everything is possible if you stick at it. Maybe cliché but true.

More information on Rhian John Paintings can be found here.

Use code CL10 for 10% off everything except original paintings on Rhian John Painting's website.
Can’t be combined with other discounts. Runs until 2nd January 2024.

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