Our Buffalo, NY - Cheektowaga Painting with a Twist Artists
Just like Winnie the Pooh, I'm in search of honey-or the sweet things in life. Good cookies, good wine and good times. I'm a self-taught artist that takes a no rules, jump in feet first approach to creating. I love "making stuff" and I'm at my best when I'm sharing it with others. I'm as comfortable with power tools as I am rattling pots and pans. When I'm not making stuff I can usually be found adventuring around WNY with the hubby, taking photos of the nearest body of water including creeks, filling my pockets with treasures. I take relaxing very seriously, but I'm always up for a last minute adventure...provided I still have my bra on.
"If you hear a voice within you say "You cannot paint" then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent VanGogh
Join me in class as we silence that voice and create a masterpiece together. As an experienced educator with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, an artist and hobbyist we can develop your painting skills together. Raise a glass to a fun night, a new experience, and your own masterpiece!
I graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2014 with a BS in Social Work , and a coaching minor. I was a member of The Brockport Women’s Soccer Team for 4 years and an All SUNYAC Academic Athlete. I am currently an Assistant soccer coach at Genesee Community College for the Women’s team.
I have been a painter and artist since the age of 4 when I drew and painted a mural of the Power Puff Girls on my parents’ basement drywall without permission! I studied drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and computer graphics. I love meeting new people, laughing with friends, filling boards on Pinterest and, of course, drinking wine. (If I could create paintings with ranch dip, life would be perfect.) My bubbly personality and ability to connect with people is sure to make visitors to the Lancaster PWAT studio feel comfortable and supported. I am delighted to be a part of something so new and exciting.
Every since I can remember, art is the only thing I wanted to do. Truly my passion. I took my first painting class my junior year in high school and it was love at first brush stroke. I continued painted at my time at Buffalo State College,where I obtained a degree in art education. In my paintings today, I am inspired by nature and the symphony of colors it brings. Aside from painting, I am also an extreme crafter, knitter, and flair bartender. To put it simply, I make stuff, and I love doing it.
We live in a world where saying no is easy. It takes the most courageous of people to forge forward and try new things; to say yes. Since I was very young it has been pointed out to me often, but I'm an oddball. Currently studying Fine Arts and Music education at Buffalo State, I continue to try to encourage others to be themselves, even if it means being on. Much of my inspiration for painting comes from everyday life. Our lives and our personalities make us different, so let's put that into our art! Nothing will ever compare to that freedom.