Debra is the owner and licensor of Painting and Vine. She has been creating and painting art since childhood. She is a certified florist (and will be adding floral classes at a later date), a certified yoga instructor, and master gardener. She has been teaching acrylic painting for 30 yrs. She traveled for 7 years restoring historical buildings, (state capitals, preforming art theaters, churches) and 4 years restoring statues. She paints wildlife for log cabin companies and works with local designers creating one of a kind art for their customers.
The “Sip & Paint” art studio - deriving its name from the two basic activities done at the studio, i.e. sip wine and paint a painting - feeds into a growing desire to find something different, affordable, and enjoyable to do with friends, family, or co-workers. And, often entertainment activities are passive – at Painting & Vine they are interactive. While viewing an example painting, painters follow along as their instructor guides them, step-by-step and layer-by-layer as they create their own version of the artwork. Enjoying a glass of wine or a craft beer adds to the overall experience. The studio also functions as DIY art studio, serving the needs of a niche market, one in which DIYers create art that can displayed at their residence.
Painting & Vine is a perfect venue for a corporate team building event, birthday party, bachelorette party, or a family get together.
It’s always been her passion to teach art, floral arranging, the art of making tea, and gardening – and now it’s her full time work. Her events are not only fun, but also informative, whether you come to spend time with friends drinking wine and painting, or just want to sharpen your painting skills – you’re sure to leave with a creation to be proud of. Its not only art – its art therapy!!