Lindz & Lamb
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As their style evolves, Lindz and Lamb will continue to share their vibrant art, while building community with artists around the globe.
Lamb before Lindz…Born in Atlanta and raised in Cincinnati, Jon studied fine art at Fort Lewis College in Durango and moved to Denver in 2004. He set up shop in 2008 in the RiNo Art District, where his artistic hustle didn’t stop, whether orchestrating live painting shows, making prints with Like Minded Productions, or painting and exhibiting throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.
“For me creating art is the same as eating,” he said, “I have to do it as part of my daily, lunar, business week cycle. It’s in me to make.”
As he established roots in RiNo, Jon developed strong relationships with other entrepreneurs and developed a reputation for strong customer service. As trust grew, Jon collaborated with others to expand the RiNo Art District mural festival and secure walls for emerging street artists—many of whom had their first break due to his efforts.
Lindz Before Lamb…Meanwhile, Lindz was a fifth-generation Cheyenne, Wyoming native who grew up helping her father paint murals and admiring her mother as a hardworking executive. Though she began studying art, when she saw how she excelled at numbers, Lindz moved to Colorado to pursue a career in finance.
”I couldn’t wait to start life outside of school,” she said, After ten years in the mortgage industry and another ten in personal finance, working in both Colorado and Oregon, Lindz was ready for something new. Little did she know that a creative turn was just around the corner.
Lindz and Lamb Meet…It was the right swipe on Tinder in October 2014. “He walked in the door and literally took my breath away,” says Lindz, “They had to ask us to leave because it was closing time, and we didn’t even realize they let us stay till the last chair was up.” With an unmistakable connection, the two started dating. “As we got to know each other,” says Lamb, “our paths were on the same trajectory.”
Along the way, Lindz began owning her creative journey, leaving finance to embark on a new role as the director of the mural festival in RiNo Art District. “She kept her artistic background a secret at first,” says Jon, who loved being able to share his love for art with her. Lindz even took on her own murals.
One challenge Lindz faced as an artist was the effects of multiple sclerosis, a disease that took her father’s life and limited his painting in later years. Lindz felt supported by Lamb and insisted on defining her life on her own terms: “I create for the gratitude of this life that I live.”
The two got married twice—in July 2018 at a civil ceremony and in April 2019, surrounded by friends and family in Jamaica.
Lindz and Lamb Paint…Moving from romantic partners to artistic collaborators didn’t just happen overnight. In the weeks after their engagement, Lindz and Lamb had their first chance to collaborate on a mural project in Tulum, Mexico. From there, Lamb invited Lindz to help on the backend of Like Minded Productions, where Lindz put her business skills to work. Exciting opportunities came their way in quick succession. Lindz and Lamb’s early collabs deconstructed geometric patterns, and after research and discussion, they began experimenting with razzle dazzle techniques.
This form of optical illusion was developed by the Royal Navy to camouflage ships in the early 20th century. Lindz and Lamb have used their razzle dazzle patterns on large-scale installations for major brands like Adidas and Starbucks, to local brands like Ratio Beerworks, Canvas Credit Union, and Little Man Ice Cream. You can also find Lindz and Lamb’s work overseas in Akumal, Mexico, Bahamas and Kingston, Jamaica.
“I’m an A personality type,” Lindz says, “I love black and white, straight lines, 45° and 90° angles. This comes back to me having MS; I’m very aware of how precious our time is here, so I don’t want to waste any time in the grey.” “Not to mention, our razzle dazzle patterns they now coin ‘Lamblines’ help to remind the viewer of the duality of our universe”
Lindz and Lamb continued to push their hard line bold style in a new direction coined 'Lambscapes'
One of the most unique aspects of Lindz and Lamb’s collaborations is how they support each other and build off each other’s ideas in the creative process. Even friends have been surprised to see how they take care of each other each, each day on the wall, it's a true partnership.
What’s Next?...As their style evolves, Lindz and Lamb will continue to share their vibrant art, while building community with artists around the globe. Though they call Denver home, they make regular trips for customized mural installations. When they’re not painting, they run a printing and art consulting studio in Denver called Like Minded Productions.
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