Our Cleveland West, OH Bottle & Bottega Artists
Jen has always loved to paint and create. She worked as an artist in high school & college hand painting & personalizing gifts for a boutique on the east side of Cleveland. She received a double major in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Akron and continued to incorporate art & design into her professional career at Stern Advertising and ALLTEL Publishing. After her two children were born, she created her own hand painting business that specialized in personalized children's gifts and Christmas ornaments. Working as an artist at Bottle & Bottega is a perfect way for Jen to incorporate her love of art and customer service. She gets tremendous joy out of making other people happy. When we can all create something together and have fun doing it, there's nothing better than that!
Karen began drawing at a very young age. Her interest in fashion illustration led her to Virginia Marti College of Fashion and Art where she graduated with an Associate degree in Fashion Design. She worked as a pattern maker , grader and illustrator at Shaker Sport - a company that was licensed to create , among other labels , Jordache Jeans. She also has freelanced as a bridal gown maker and as an illustrator and menswear creator for a New York designer. Her other interest include marble collecting and dogs. She also worked as a dog trainer and competed in various dog sports with her many canine family members. She has been a professional picture framer for over twenty years and is happy to be a part of Painting with a Twist.
Harper is a freelance artist who values all forms of artistic ventures. After graduating from Cleveland State University with a degree in studio art and minor in psychology, she has built a name for herself in the Cleveland area as a freelance fine and digital artist, as well as a talented makeup artist. She has experience working at the Galleries at Cleveland State as an intern where she managed archives and records. One of her most memorable experiences as a creative was curating a small gallery with the Cleveland LGBT center during Cleveland's very own Ingenuity Fest during 2019. Harper enjoys meditation, yoga, animals, and spending time in nature. Harper's dream is to use creative expression both as an outlet and a bridge to connect her with others. Harper is thrilled to be a part of Painting with a Twist and hopes to share her enthusiastic love for creativity with everyone she has the pleasure of teaching.
Ever since Mary was a little girl, she always loved the arts. From drawing, painting, writing, to singing and dancing. As Mary grew older, her passion for art only grew and coincided with her strong desire to help others. This led her to her journey of pursuing a degree in Art Therapy. Mary is currently in the undergraduate Art Therapy program at Ursuline College. She has had the pleasure of painting with women in recovery, adults with mental illness, urban elementary children, and Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Mary's dream is to one day have an Art Therapy studio of her own that also incorporates yoga, to offer clients healing through art, meditation and movement. An advocate for the therapeutic value of painting, Mary hopes to share that joy with all guests at Painting With a Twist.