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.