Meet The Fine Art Cafe Academy’s Contributors
Lisa believes that everyone is creative and should have the tools to use their creativity to make their lives happier. She embraces the emotions that life has to offer and use that emotion to show through her artwork. As a stay at home mom/artist for over a decade, Lisa has some fun ways to include art in your everyday life – Art should be like breathing- you need it to thrive and be happy! The artwork that is created, is to be used to celebrate the milestones and occasions that life has to offer all the while celebrating the sheer joy of creativity.
Liz enjoys all types of arts and crafts. Her specialty is creating
artworks using Brusho with glue. She loves how different the before and
after photos turn out, leading to a wonderful abstract piece of art. Her
future plans are to hold small teaching sessions for locals to discover
the joys of Brusho.
Cally works in mixed media using a variety of strong lines to create movement in her paintings. Cally’s work is expressive and has become progressively more abstract over the last few years. Working in Mixed Media and as a YouTube Instructor, Cally has a diverse catalogue of instructional videos.
Pooja resides in India and is a self-taught mixed media artist. She loves to explore and experiment in different art forms using different mediums and colors. Pooja works to create texture and layers which add detail and vibrancy to her art.
Jill specializes in painting watercolor portraits and enjoys painting Plein Air in her garden and in the beautiful scenery she sees while traveling and camping around the western United States. She loves trying new art techniques, tools, surfaces, and pigments, including Brusho watercolor crystals, alcohol ink and watercolor pencils.
Sally’s current series of work makes use of a medium which reacts with water, exploding with a myriad of coloured pigments. Each painting uses this unpredictability to connect with the viewer; Brusho Crystal Pigments are fun to explore and challenging to control, with the powders giving bright and clear colours which can be mixed and used with a variety of bases including water and starch and built into layers by applying varnishes. Glitters and sparkles as a fun element showing off how sunlight dances on water, or how sand glistens.
Joanne Boon Thomas is an artist and tutor based in the United Kindom, she loves holding workshops, tutoring painting holidays and tutoring online for Arttutor.com. Her work has been sold to buyers from all over the world and for the last nine years her figurative work is sold by one of the UKs top favourite stores John Lewis.
Joanne has a life-long love of painting and drawing, and it has taken many hours of practice to get to this point. She is always striving to achieve another level.
Monique Van dijk
Monique loves all kinds of projects from art journaling to painting and everything in between.
She has a quirky style and although she likes the darker subjects, the colours she uses are often very vibrant.
Jan Hackett Watercolorist, Alcohol Ink and Insturctor
Jan loves when one of her paintings evoke an emotion from her viewers. She started painting pet portraits for friends and family that had lost a beloved Doodle to help fill the hole left in their heart. She found Brusho in 2004 and immediately fell in love with its vibrancy, fluidness and uncontrollability. Jan brings her passion of helping other in finding their style and lover of the Arts. Jan is the Founder of The Fine Art Café and The Fine Art Café Academy.