I’m originally from North Carolina, but moved to Portland after falling in love with the culture, food and most of all the weather! Before calling Portland my home years ago, I worked for my mom at her first location of 3 Oaks Studio while attending grad school after graduating from Virginia Tech (woo – go Hokies!). My mom and I always joked that she’d never allow me to hold another paint brush in my hand ever again after a bad run in with some red paint and my bathroom in high school. Just imagine it….bright red latex paint all over the walls, ceiling…everything. It was a sight to be seen, and quite frankly, I never desired nor expected to be handed a paint brush again. After some training from my amazingly talented mom, I actually started to believe I could be creative and actually paint something. I started with some frames, then painted my iron bed frame, antique Singer Sewing table (which I will never part from), and have gone on from there!
I’ve been taught by some of the best and have years of experience with Chalk Paint®. I absolutely love helping you get creative and by sharing my knowledge and expertise, from start to finish, you’ll learn some simple tips and tricks to finish your next project!
I hope to share my love for all things fun, quirky and colorful with you. Life is too short to not have a little fun! I hope that you too can be inspired to create, because after all…if I can do it, you most certainly can too!
Meet my Assistant, Otis – Everyone jokes that he is my little dog and is usually the destroyer of all things beautiful, but now just loves to be involved!