For Dabs and Myla, life is never dull. On any given day, you might find them traveling to some far-flung corner of the world to paint a mural, creating artwork for a film set, or building an installation that transfigures a gallery’s conventional white walls into an three-dimensional wonderland. Most often, you will find them in their studio, heads bowed over a pair of paintings that they pass back and forth to each other across their shared work table, in a perpetual collaborative exchange punctuated by playful banter, music selections and tasty treats. But the one constant that you can always rely on is that you will find them side by side. Since they moved to Los Angeles from Australia in 2009, Myla and Dabs have never been apart for more than a few hour.
Despite their harmonious dynamic, chaos is a constant in their lives. One day, they might be at home madly grinding away to meet an illustration deadline, and the next morning be jetting off to Mexico City to paint a mural through the night, only to return to Los Angeles the following day—fueled on sugar, caffeine and the few moments of sleep they could catch in transit—to greet throngs of fans lined up outside a gallery exhibition of their paintings. They have been invited to paint murals in places as various as Rio de Janeiro, London, Detroit, Norway and Tahiti.