About Our Founding Members and Board
Once Upon a Canvas was created by a group of local artists who came together to provide a place to show their work, as well as the work of other artists within the community, to share their knowledge and experiences, and to have fun while doing it.
Original owner/board member
I come from a long line of artists in my family and had never thought I would actually join their ranks. But one day I finally put paint to a canvas and found the passion to express myself that had always been missing. I had long dreamed of having a place where I could pursue this passion, share my knowledge and learn from others. Once Upon a Canvas is that dream come true.
Fifty years as an artist and thirty as an art teacher. I know what an amazing leap it is for my students to understand color and materials. But when I teach, I see the possibilities open up for them as they realize they too can create some incredible pieces of art. If you are thinking to yourself: "I wish I could paint, but each time I try I just become frustrated," then my class is the place to begin. Come in and explore your creative side, have fun, relax and see what is possible.
original owner/board member
Having been involved in the arts my whole adult life, I find learning new techniques and continually improving my skills relaxes me and at the same time excites me. I love the brilliant colors my paints can make and I paint whatever and where ever my mood takes me. I absolutely love the process of painting and I encourage you to come into our studio and join us!