Adam KarolianAdam credits his motherâ€”a high school art teacherâ€”with introducing him to art and leading him down a creative path. He took art lessons from childhood to high school, taking many family trips to various museums along the way. In his upbringing, he was exposed to a gamut of visual art and music, during which he developed a fascination with the likes of Van Gogh and Edward Hopper.
Adamâ€™s collegiate pursuits culminated with a degree in Communication Arts from the University of New Hampshire. He also took several courses at the New Hampshire Institute of Art to further satisfy his artistic passions. More recently, he has led guided Segway tours of Manchester and commissioned several art works. Adamâ€™s unique blend of communications and artistic experience makes him a great asset to Muse Paintbar.
Jessica AndersonJessicaâ€™s interest in visual arts began when she was a child. She grew up in a very imaginative home, where her mother, who is a self-taught artist, encouraged, inspired, and sparked creativity every day. She has a passion for beauty and tries to capture it within her drawings and paintings. Some of her favorite artists include Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer, and Gustav Kilmt. She strives to help others see the world in new ways through the arts. Jessica is an art teacher at D.J. Bakie Elementary School in Kingston, NH. She has a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Fine Arts and a Masterâ€™s Degree in Education, both from the University of New Hampshire. Jessica is inspired by the world around her. She has lived in several countries and has experienced many different cultures. Some of her fondest memories include feeding the giant koi fish in Taiwan, watching the lanterns take flight at the dragon boat festival in South East Asia, and trekking across the Great Wall of China. She is a member of the New Hampshire Art Educatorâ€™s Association and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She believes that the arts allow us to say what cannot be said, and she cherishes the fact that the arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
Melissa LagasseMelissa attended New Hampshire Institute of Art and graduated with a bachelors in fine art majoring in illustration. She also earned her New Hampshire art education certification. She currently teaches elementary art to students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Melissa has always wanted to be a teacher and spread her love for art. She inspires her students to make creative, fun art every day. She teaches her students to be the best artist they can be and to never give up. Melissa's favorite quote is by Pablo Picasso "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." She attends to never lose her child-like love of art, to remain an artist the rest of her life, and to inspire her "Little Picasso's" everyday in her classroom.
Angela DispiritoAngela is an artist from Fall River Massachusetts. She attended Bristol Community College for fine arts, and the University of Massachusetts for Sculpture where she won numerous awards and accreditations for her artwork, and was even featured on a two person show for her sculpture. She continued her research in art while studying abroad all over the world including the Azores, Italy, and England. Although she is classically trained in sculpture, painting has always been something she truly enjoys. Following college, she moved to New Hampshire and works in her home studio every day, where she works on her drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and accessories for her Etsy shop! As for work, Angela feels so lucky to be an artist at Muse Paintbar. It is truly an awesome job for an artist to have and she absolutely loves going to work every single day! Besides working and making art, she loves sewing, enjoys going to rally racing events with her racecar shop owner boyfriend Tom, hula hooping, and playing makeup artist for photoshoots. She operates her own websiteand sells lots of prints of her artwork online which can be seen at www.angeladispirito.weebly.com.
Celia GraySince she was five years old Celia has been an avid hiker, nature fanatic and outdoor enthusiast with an adventurous spirit. Painting and drawing has always been a way for Celia to express herself and to express her love for the outdoors. Watercolor is her favorite type of painting, as it was the first type she learned and what ultimately helped her recognize her passion for art. Celia recently graduated from Manchester Community College with a focus in fine arts where she flourished when it came to painting and drawing. For the past five years Celia has been employed as a temporary tattoo airbrush artist for events throughout New England. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and counts her dogs among her best friends! Celia encourages every one of all ages to be creative, channel their inner artist and experience the fun of creating a masterpiece of their very own with Muse!
Jessica LaurenceJessi is a local fine artist who has been making art since her first lesson at the Currier Art Museum when she was 5. She had the pleasure of attending art school at Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated with a BFA in painting in 2013. She has since been an artist assistant for multiple artists while still maintaining her freelance and personal work. Jessi finds portraiture to be the most inspiring subject for her work but she also does landscape painting as well as book illustration. She is inspired by some of her favorite artists such as Euan Uglow, Ingres, Rembrandt, Rothko, Monet, and Wendy Artin.
As an artist at Muse, Jessi is able to share her work with others, teach them to discover their own artistic style, learn to be creative, and most importantly have fun!
After all, one of the best things about making artwork is being able to share it.
Heather BrownA creative eye and a passion for art has lead Heather to become the artist she is. With an interest in abstract, she enjoys the works of Georgia Oâ€™Keefe and Jackson Pollack. Heatherâ€™s love for painting developed at a young age as she watched her parents paint on various objects such as decorative ceramics, mugs, wood, & glass. You name it, they painted it!
Heather is a self-taught artist and loves exploring new ways to approach her paintings. With two young boys at home she always expresses how important it is to explore their creativeness. She enjoys sharing her love for art with them. With a positive attitude and a passion to work with people, Heather is a tremendous asset to the Muse team.