Since the first time I put on the blue Bottle & Bottega artist apron, I knew I was on to something special. There’s a simple beauty to making art, whether it’s your first time or your 500th time picking up a paintbrush. Bottle & Bottega helps you discover the creativity you had long forgotten or never knew you had. Whether it’s with a team of co-workers, a group of friends, or just a reason to do something different, everyone can benefit from the unique experience of art.
Studio Manager, Art Instructor, Wine and Paint Slinger, A hop skip away from being a lady in a hut. Growing up in the high deserts of Montana and Oregon, Liesl Meissner learned an appreciation for nature, beauty, and hard work early in life. While her varied disciplines range from painting to sculpture to photography, the focus of her work is to create a relationship between the material and the viewer, whether it be by the sensation of coarse concrete on the hand or by the emotion a hint of bold color evokes.
Liesl studied at Southern Oregon University, and currently lives and works in Portland, OR where she finds great joy in sharing her knowledge of craft and creativity with others.
I have been painting/sculpting and drawing people for as long as I can remember. I process emotion, connection, and love through art. I enjoy sharing that process with others and encouraging them to find that within themselves.
Helen Hunter is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She works primarily with visual mediums, adapting her variable styles to fit each project. Helen’s work draws inspiration from personal experiences with trauma and mental illness, and explores themes like identity and simulation. An Ohio native, Helen is a life-long Cavs fan, but also roots for the Blazers. She’s married to a Bulls fan and their two cats are unaffiliated.