Our Chicago, IL - Lakeview Bottle & Bottega Artists
Some people say cartoons are just for kids, but those people are boring. Amanda’s calling is to put more fun in the world through bright and bold art! Her personal style is heavily cartoon based, drawing inspiration from comics, animation, and all things cool and fantasy! When she’s not in the studio, she’s usually watering her plants, playing video games, or listening to ghost stories.
Carol Chang is a California born, Chicago-based artist, and a recent graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has a bachelor degree in painting and drawing, and has worked with several galleries across Chicago. Her current work revolves around natural landscapes, abstraction, and scientific illustration. In her free time she works for a non-profit organization and gallery called Awakenings, in addition to pursuing an associate degree in Environmental Science.
Jackie moved to Chicago from Columbus, Ohio in 2015 and one her first jobs was leading paint parties. She works with kids quite a bit and created one kid’s book “Aneeka and Juanito” a fable about best friends monkeys and another one “Yogi Monsters” an ABC book with gender neutral characters that support you being you. Since living in Chicago she’s dabbled with stand up comedy and Meisner Method Acting classes for fun. She majored in animation and minored art therapy (: just a few moons ago :) so she simultaneously embraces both therapeutic and playful sides along with clear as possible direction at paint parties.
Jack is a Chicagoland native, and started teaching with Bottle and Bottega in October 2018. He’s been creative since the womb, but didn’t start formally begin training his artistic skills until high school—culminating in his greatest artistic feat, a 300 square foot mural in the halls outside his former classrooms. Jack’s love for teaching has seen stints as a volleyball coach and peer mentor, drawing him to continue teaching the lovely students that visit our studios. He proudly works full-time doing communications and policy work at AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and loves having the opportunity to practice his painting skills alongside the folks at Bottle and Bottega. Check him and his work out on Instagram at @rothdaddy
Patti Swanson is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and Chicago historian. After earning a degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, Patti founded Chicago for Chicagoans, a nonprofit that offers history-focused lectures & walking tours of Chicago neighborhoods. Her artwork explores memory, place, community, and equity of the arts, primarily through letterpress printing and the book arts. She is currently working to become a union tradeswoman in the field of historic masonry restoration. pattijeanswanson.com
Sara is an artist raised around the Chicago area specializing in custom jackets. These are customized by large hand embroidered patches as well as paintings. Most of her work is influenced by nature and emotions through a combination of reality and pattern work. She has worked at Bottle & Bottega since 2017.
Susan has degrees in Art and Art History. She is a working visual artist. She enjoys sketching while traveling with her family.