After spending my college years teaching paint parties at PWAT Gainesville I made the decision to buy PWAT Lake City! I love this business because of the joy we bring to our customers through artistic expression. Expressing yourself through art is therapeutic and very fulfilling. My favorite things to paint are waterscapes and scenic pictures. I am also a Certified School Counselor and have a Masters of Education in School Counseling.
I was born and raised in Columbia County. I studied art history in my first years of college; earning the title of artist of the year that first year. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and have been teaching elementary school for nearly ten years. For the last twelve years I have been very active in my daughter’s life supporting all of her activities but since she has graduated high school early (December 2021) I’ve been able to focus more on some of my own interests. I have always appreciated art and specifically enjoy painting and drawing as a hobby - which I have done for as long as I can remember. Now, being involved with all the fun at PWAT I am able to combine two things I enjoy most - teaching and painting all while having fun!
Hi i'm April Phinazee! I am from Live Oak, Fl. I attended Florida School of Arts with a major in fine arts. I love meeting new faces and sharing my love of art with everyone! I wear paint on all my clothes and think you should too!