Who Will Survive the Seven Questions?
Twice a month, we toss seven questions at one of our favorite artists, creators, makers, or innovators. It’s a chance for us to support people in our greater creative community—those who inspire us and intrigue us. Even better, it gives us yet another chance to talk whiskey!
A multimedia artist based in Austin, Jiminai comes from humble origins in West Texas. He began drawing at an early age and thanks to positive influences throughout those early years, he’s continued drawing and pushing into new media including painting, digital illustration and large murals. Known for vibrant color palettes, he specializes in portraits that are simultaneously photorealistic & comic book-like. His works appreciate the human form while attempting to elevate them through fashion, color and design. In Jiminai’s mind, we’re all capable of being art ourselves—and this shows in his work….
El Baker is an Austin-based artist known for her adventurous experimentation with unexpected materials and colors. Her work consists of everything from mixed-media Texas landscapes to colorful abstract desert plants. Many of El’s pieces are inspired by road trips across Texas, from the mountains of Big Bend National Park to the rolling landscapes of the Hill Country….
You might say that LeAnn Mueller has barbecue sauce in her veins. The daughter of famous Texas pitmaster Bobby Mueller, LeAnn Mueller has made a name for herself in her own right in the hyper-competitive world of Texas barbecue. LeAnn and her wife Ali run la Barbecue in East Austin, which Texas Monthly has called “one of the state’s most highly regarded barbecue joints. LeAnn and Ali, along with their pups Lilly, Mr. Pickles, Louie and Zoe, split their time between Austin and Los Angeles….