On a balmy California evening in January, 2018, JD Kameen, was looking through photos of a trip he had taken with his wife, Liza. JD had thousands of photos in his phone, and wanted to display one of these photos in his home in a way that would evoke the emotions of the trip - the joy the couple felt on their honeymoon and the unfiltered beauty of the Paris evenings felt cheapened when printed for the wall.
JD and Liza already had a number of paintings on the wall and their love of art extended to an Instagram account the two of them had run as a passion project featuring watercolor artists from around the globe. Inspiration struck and JD reached out to one of his favorite artists to see if they would be able to paint one of he and Liza's favorite photos from the trip.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a painting tells the whole story - JD was instantly transported back to the moment in time when the photo was originally taken. A year later, after building an initial list of artists who were interested in supplementing their income through commission based projects for Paintru, JD was ready to launch Paintru, but knew he had to recruit the right team to make it happen.