Hello! We are Topher & Sara Mack, owners of Artist Couple LLC! We are both full time professional artists based just outside of Austin, TX. We graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography and Printmaking and together we have a decade of art education and over 15 years of professional experience. We have dedicated our lives to our passion, making the world a more beautiful place. From our documentary work with non-profits from around the world, to our murals that turn a room into its own imaginary world, our mission stays true, spreading our knowledge and skills, creating beauty, and spreading creativity and positivity. As we pursue our dreams of creating the highest quality art and photography available, we also have a place in our hears for supporting local businesses, as well as being as economically conscious as possible. We try and include those values into our business by buying locally whenever possible, collaborating to build a stronger sense of community, and reusing and recycling as much as possible.
"the principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke." -Jerzy Kosinski
We met in 2014 on a study abroad trip to Thailand & Cambodia were we went from strangers to roommates all in one day. As artists in different majors and years, it was surprising we got assigned as roommates in Bangkok, Thailand. Once the exploration of Thailand commenced, sparks flew, laughs where plentiful and our journey truly began. Traveling around Southeast Asia was only the start of our life-long journey together. After graduating in 2015, we decided it was time to quit our 9-5 jobs and create our own path in life. Once we moved to Austin, TX in 2015, we started our business and have been loving every minute of it.
From apartment renters, to full time RVers, and now currently in the process of building our own home and studio in the heart of the hill country, we have worked hard to make our dreams come true. We hope someday to create an Non- Profit Art & History Gallery or Museum and continue learning new skills and creating work we love. When we're not creating, we enjoy backpacking and hiking, traveling to new places, tasting new and delicious food and drinks, and gardening with to our chickens.
We look forward to growing our business even further, and whatever our future holds, we know one thing; we have built a business that we love and will forever continue creating work, sharing our skills and making life a little more beautiful for many years to come.