Kaylee Nichols can’t seem to get enough of the studio (doesn’t help that she lives upstairs!). When Kaylee has a free moment from her college studying, she dives in with her kid-friendly personality to help with art parties and classes, and takes on the behind-the-scenes office work with a smile. She’s admittedly addicted to working on her own paintings, watching hockey, and honing her own skating skills on the backyard rink.
Denille Obermeyer creates and manages the website at Piggy Toes® Art Studio. To be sure, the studio would have fallen off the face of the earth long ago had she not shared her many talents. She also runs her internationally known Etsy store, denille e.o. designs, where she sells her handmade wine charm party favors, ribbon bookmarks, and custom photo bracelets. Denille lives in Littleton with her husband, two stinkin’ cute kids, and Brewer the dog.
Julie Richardson is the cat’s meow when it comes to multi-tasking and keeping the studio looking spiffy and everything in working order (a tall order around this joint!). She’s also a visionary – Piggy Toes Studio plans to go “Foot Loose” next year with on the road painting adventures – near and far! Julie’s background in the travel business has brought the “umpf!” needed to give it a whirl. When Julie isn’t making us belly laugh, she’s singing in Nashville, (for real!), teaching therapeutic horse riding, substitute teaching, and writing her debut book .
Jayme Mansfield has owned and been madly in love with Piggy Toes® Art Studio for the past 20 years. She began the company offering hand painted furniture, but soon realized how rewarding it is to help others enjoy the creative process and began providing art instruction. Jayme draws upon her lifelong background in art, a Masters in Creative Arts, and years as an elementary school classroom and art instructor.
When she’s not knee-deep in paint, she’s working on another novel and encourages you to journey into her vivid and heartfelt stories. Chasing the Butterfly.
She lives in Lakewood, Colorado at the site of the cottage-like studio with her husband, three boys and studio manager, Gracie the Golden Retriever.
Elizabeth Brunsdon and Jayme go back a long way – in fact, they’ve been mistaken for twins, and quite possibly share the same brain. Elizabeth brings years of teaching experience with the gift of helping kids scale to the top of the world. When she’s not instructing at art parties and keeping the studio afloat amongst all sorts of miscellany to-do’s, she’s neck-deep in her own art projects, skiing, working out, and enjoying the retirement life.
Kricket Servis is as unique and wonderful as her name! Her amazing mixture of elementary school teaching, computer programming, graphic design, writing children’s books, and traveling the world (literally!) adds a flavor like none other to the studio. Kricket can be found tossing crazy colors and textures into the children and adult painting classes when she’s not climbing a 14er!
After years of being a faithful Ladies' Art & Wine Night participant, Berni Reynolds now keeps the studio’s ducks in a row. She manages class registrations, develops the newsletter, and infuses her energy and wit while helping with classes. When she’s not at the studio, Berni is cooking up a mean meal and dousing herself with wondrous essential oils.
See what it's all about at www.mydoterra.com/bernimreynolds.
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Linda Gonzalezhas an uncanny ability to utilize both sides of the brain. Along with her own artistic talent, she infuses amazingly fresh and creative projects for the studio, is a marketing and financial wiz, and often finds herself “in the painting zone” at Piggy Toes.
In her spare time, she imparts interior decorating advice, brings old pieces of furniture back to life, and offers commissioned pieces of art.