Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is born an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. I believe that everyone can create something wonderful, that everyone has that childhood artist inside.
My Vision: Artique
My vision was to create a place where people, families, friends, co-workers and groups could connect. A space that is elegant, comfortable, warm. relaxing and fun. By using art, specifically painting, as an icebreaker to create conversations and connections to celebrate occasions and to raise funds to give back to the community. My goal is to provide an opportunity for all ages try something new, try being creative and see how it feels. My hope is that Artique has and will continue to create for people an appreciation for the arts and leave feeling inspired!
My Experiences Brought Me Here
I was raised in Newport, Rhode Island and I will never forget the teachers that first noticed my talents in the arts. I graduated in 1986 from The Art Institute of Boston with a degree in Design. In 1991 I returned to college at Eastern Connecticut State University to pursue a degree in Education. In 2001 I became an Assistant Teacher at Pomfret Community School for nine years where I continued to work with children on large projects throughout the school. Though the years, I won several awards for my volunteer work with the community.
These experiences and my education have brought me to open Artique. It is a business in which I can incorporate my artistic talents and training, creative brainstorming bursts, love for working with people of all ages, event planning… and of course my appreciation for wine doesn’t hurt!