Hi, I'm Jenaya - the artist behind Poppy and Lace.
Being born an artist, this company has been in the works for quite some time, hah. There is, and has been, rarely a moment that you won't find me painting or sketching.
It all started a few years ago when a friend asked me to paint a card for her mom for Mother's day. I immediately thought there must be more people that are sick of getting multiples of the same store bought cards for their birthday. Thus, the card biz started. I love it because they're mini paintings, a lot quicker than the larger oil paintings I am used to.
When I was a child I would sketch faces; random, fictional faces. I was so intrigued at the features of a face that made a person unique. How one small change could dramatically change the character and essence of someone. Fast-forward to today, and my love for faces hasn't changed. I find it a fun challenge to paint people while capturing the essence of who they are through facial features.
I've been trained since 2007 under the direction of a local artist that has 30+ years of experience in the industry. I'm grateful to have developed my skills with professional teaching and not just self-teachings...it would have taken me a lifetime to learn all that on my own.
I live in Chilliwack, BC with my husband and two girls; 4 and 6yrs. We all love to create; from custom guitar pedal boards to hand-drawn bff sparkle cards for friends.