Nan Jones and Anna Vaughn Kincheloe are Raleigh artists who became friends years ago and have since enjoyed sharing in each other's successes and struggles — both in work and in life.

Our artistic styles are pretty different, but we've found a lot of common ground in the ways we become inspired to paint and take creative risks — so over lunch one day, we decided to collaborate!

We've created a collection of eight custom-framed sets of two coordinating paintings that we've titled "Friends." One by Nan and one by Anna Vaughn are in each pair. They can be hung together but we also like the idea of giving one to someone you love, kind of like a friendship bracelet for your home.

We love creating artwork individually, but it's always good to have a friend.