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Meet Melvin Thambi and Nimmy Melvin of Emm & Enn Art Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melvin Thambi and Nimmy Melvin.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Melvin and Nimmy. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Nimmy and I have shared our lives and a common passion for art & design. We live and work in Houston with our 8-year-old daughter Teresa Melvin. With only our youthful spirit and training in fine arts as assets, we set out to gain experiences. I set out into the world of creative direction, and UX design and Nimmy pursued higher studies and took up painting at a professional level.

I am the Creative Director at RapidValue Solutions (www.rapidvaluesolutions.com), and Nimmy is an award-winning by a visual artist. The culmination of our experiences and our life so far is our art studio emmandenn. (www.emmandenn.com)

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Like anyone, we’ve had many ups and downs throughout our life but our passion towards arts and design kept us going. That fire kept us going and is the reason for our achievements so far. Nimmy had got few awards to her credit, starting with the state award for her work “City landscapes” in 2009. She had participated in national and international art exhibitions. She also received a people choice award for her painting ‘UNSPOKEN ANECDOTES-1 from the Solo Show [Down] conducted by Fort Worth Community Art Center. (www.nimmymelvin.com/unspoken-anecdotes-1)

Even though I was in applied art it was not the same as being a professional artist. My first painting exhibition was in 2015 and I got an award for my work ‘Slice of Home’. (https://www.behance.net/gallery/27029735/Bon-Voyage)

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Emm & Enn Art Studio – what should we know?
We are planning to collaborate with international artists to promote and exhibit artworks. We are looking for a great art gallery and curator in Houston to do our next group show.

Right now Nimmy is participating in a group show conducted by Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Her works are exhibited along with the works of Padaric Kolander and Amy Herzel. It was juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum. The show will run until February 26th in The Art7 Gallery. (http://www.nimmymelvin.com/art-show-2018)

How do you, personally, define success? What’re your criteria, the markers you’re looking out for, etc?
Success is doing something that gives us a sense of self-satisfaction. And I think it defines the heart and soul of our work too. In so meeting the quality is the challenging part and if we do it, it can be termed a success.

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