About the Artwork of Palm Treat
Palm Treat is the collaborative work of husband and wife team Jeff and Marie Nolan. The paintings and designs explore the relationship between artistic expression, popular cartoons, and advertising in 21st century America.
The artists met while attending college in Detroit and have lived in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, New Mexico, and currently work and reside outside of Detroit, Michigan. Their work together began as a series of Simpsons related painting and drawings that culminated in a sold-out show at the experimental art and music gallery North End Studios, also known as "NES" in Detroit, MI. Their work has been collected by the likes of Jens Hoffman and KRS-One.
After the unexpected success of early shows, the pair of artists took inspiration from Andy Warhol and Lisa Frank and have expanded the scope of their work together beyond paintings into prints, art books, apparel, skate decks, pins, patches with more merchandise being designed and produced constantly.
After a year of selling work and merchandise piece by piece through Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr, Palm Treat launched an eponymously titled online store in January 2016.
In May 2016 Palm Treat collaborated with Sante Fe's Meow Wolf to produce a mural-sized vinyl cutout of pineapple slices.
Palm Treat recently moved their operations into an office space in the Ferndale, Michigan business incubator Greenhouse.