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.
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. Hunter’s work draws inspiration from personal experiences with trauma and mental illness, and explores themes like identity and simulation. An Ohio native, Hunter 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.
Hi, my name is Nakaia! Rhymes with papaya. While my passion for art has been consistent my whole life, my media of choice have changed a lot over the years. Early on: Crayola markers. Later: Sticks and moss and all things nature… think, fairy houses x 1,000. After that: Paint and photography. Most recently: Pen and watercolor, illustrating scenes here and there. Bref, la vie d’une artiste! When I’m not making art, I pass the time with my wonderful, loud friends; I attend to my family of comparatively quiet plants; and I spend afternoons writing letters and cooking with multiple burners. I’m happy to have found a place at Bottle & Bottega and to count myself among a creative crew of goofballs. What a gig. It’s art. It’s wine. It’s FUN. Cheers!