Two little ladies paint big walls to help beautify and give color to the city and their surroundings.
( Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong, that is)
Our first project came about by helping our dear friends Joe and Jourdain with some signage. We painted the logo on the front facade of their business, Mr. Muggle's Doggy Day Care, located at 18th and Harrison Streets in San Francisco. It was Joe & Jourdain's suggestion that we start our own company and we both said "Why didn't we think of that?!" We had been painting side by side ever since high school (San Francisco School of the Arts) and had worked for Precita Eyes Muralists together on several projects. Each project brought us to the realization that we both work like twins whenever we paint a wall. Whatever twin one prefers to paint, twin two usually does not and vice versa. Having traveled and lived in many places we both also realize the importance of setting the example of strong independent women in the art world. Early on we noticed how young women responded and reacted to our work but we especially noticed our importance as lady painters because the most common phrase we tend to hear is: "Oh YOU'RE painting that? I thought it was guys. I didn't realize girls were doing that." Another one of our favorites that we get daily when working on scaffolding is "Be careful up there!" (always from men of various ages). All very entertaining and frustrating simultaneously. The smaller the world expects us to be, the larger the surfaces we'll paint! TWMC for the world.