Watercolor by Sue Ann Rainey
These artistic women entrepreneurs spend every day working on their craft, learning more and mastering it.
Some are world renowned, others are local legends. They have been gracious enough to share their time with us
and become involved in Art in the Barn. Women Supporting Women.
La Bella Casa is an award-winning, full-service Interior Design firm specializing in assisting individuals and families in Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania, overcome their biggest design challenges. Lisa Griffiths, owner of La Bella Casa Interior Designs, is a true visionary who will bring your ideas to life. She masterfully creates living spaces that are magazine-worthy!
Michelle is a graduate of Penn State’s Graphic Design program with over 17 years of industry experience creating visual solutions and brand identities for companies large and small. She lives in Doylestown with her husband, 2 children (who love Miss Cindy’s classes!) and their German Shepherd puppy. Follow her work on Instagram @michellebradydesign
Jennifer Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She gained valuable experience working with new construction, home furnishing companies, model home merchandising firms among others. Since its launch in 2009, Jennifer Smith Designs has developed a diverse portfolio including new construction space renovations, vacation homes in the tristate area, educational facilities, health and beauty salons, and corporate or individual offices. Jennifer’s designs integrate a sophisticated aesthetic with practicality, comfort, and function. She takes pride in her ability to work closely with clients to achieve a look and feel that reflects the personality of their home or business.
Fiber artist Gun-Marie Nalsen is a textile artist with a diverse background. She was born in Sweden and grew up in Venezuela. She learned to weave in Sweden in the early 80’s, then returned to Venezuela to teach weaving and tapestry to children. She also taught in an art school in Caracas. In 2008 she moved to Ohio where she became a member of the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati. She loves to do needle felting, be with her family, and “chase art around town.” She is a valued member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County.
Following a long career in as a general dentist, Michele Gladstone has taken up Custom Picture Framing as a second career. She designs and creates beautiful and original presentations of artwork, memorabilia and collectables for the home and workplace. Her framing designs visually enhance the art, without distracting from it. She supplies the frames for Cindy’s kid’s art classes. In addition to custom framing, Michele provides free dentistry and dentures to a community in Kenya, partially supported by the earnings of Act II Custom Picture Framing.
Laurie Carretta Scupp was born in California and moved frequently in her childhood before settling in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She began studying pottery in 2015 with Lisa Naples. Her work has been shown in galleries and stores, as well as featured in a solo public art display in New York City. She makes ceramic sculpture, as well as functional work, using both the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques as she continues to evolve as a ceramicist. She runs workshops and classes locally.
Jenny paints pet portraits. She is an animal lover and enjoys painting portraits of her client’s pets for them to enjoy! She is excited to be sharing her talents as a Guest Artist at Art in the Barn! The participants email a portrait of their pet to her before class and she sketches their canvas for them to follow. She looks forward to becoming a guest artist for our next pet portrait painting event!
Sarah Cornwell Jewelry is located in Doylestown, Pa in my home studio. We are a small (but mighty) team of 6 women, designing, making, packaging, and shipping jewelry made in the studio. SCJ’s designs are effortless and dainty and designed to make women feel beautiful and confident. We create everyday jewelry, special occasion jewelry, and personalized pieces in both 14K Gold Filled and Sterling Silver. Accents of freshwater pearls and natural semi precious gemstones are often included in our designs.
Ruth worked as a graphic designer in NYC for 10 years. She and her husband moved to Bucks County 22 years ago! In that time she has raised two beautiful children. She has been drawing portraits of dogs, cats, and children for many years. Ruth has always had a passion for both animals and drawing and feels lucky to combine them.
“As a creative assistant, I enjoyed the week of wonderful art work with many different projects.”