Pet Portrait Painting - NEW!
Come paint a portrait of your furry loved one. Send us a picture of your pet - dog, cat, horse or hamster - whatever you like! Your pet will be hand drawn on a 16 x 20 canvas for you to paint in class with the help of a professional artist. All art supplies included.
Instructor Vanessa Merry moved to Florence, Italy at the age of eighteen to study the methods of the great masters in painting, drawing, and printmaking at Palazzo Spinelli. From here she continued her education and exploration of the human-figure, still-lifes, and landscapes at Atelier de Chimere in France were she enjoyed Plein-Aire painting in the French countryside.She moved back to the United States were she attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in Visual Arts and Art History.
She has been actively involved in the Twin Cities art scene for many years. Vanessa Merry has won several awards for her paintings in local galleries. She was the President of the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and is currently on the staff of WARM (Women's Art Resources of MN).
Vanessa currently enjoys creating works of art in many different styles, but finds herself happiest when she is in the classroom teaching others all the skills that she has aquired in her studies.