J.J. is the founder and owner of JJARTWORKS™ Paint Party Professionals. Although he owns the company, he is still an active art instructor and loves teaching paint parties when he's not busy running the company. J.J. has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire with a focus in oil painting. He graduated from UNH in 2003 and has been a self employed artist since 2005 surviving off of his fine art by selling through art galleries, painting murals in bars and restaurants, doing commission work for clients, and participating in hundreds of art festivals across New England. In February of 2015 J.J. discovered his new passion for teaching paint parties and decided to create the Paint Party Professionals branch of his JJARTWORKS™ art and entertainment business.
In addition to being a painter, J.J. is also a vocalist, actor, writer, and voice over artist. For 8 years he performed in two different musical projects where he was fortunate enough to tour the country multiple times and open up for a variety of national acts. Film wise, J.J. has made appearances on HBO, the Lifetime Movie Channel, Netflix, and has also done a commercial for McDonalds. Currently he is taking a hiatus from his music and acting careers to spend his full time and energy focusing on the paint party business and expanding the JJARTWORKS™ brand.
For fun, J.J. likes to hang out with his family and friends, watch movies, listen to music, go to concerts, read, write, sing, paint, play "old school" video games, and visit York Beach, ME. He is also largely into daily fitness, clean eating, self development, meditation, and likes to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. J.J. is eternally grateful to his dedicated artists, staff, and amazing customers he's had over the years. "Your support is beyond this world!" For J.J.'s full bio, visit this link (History).
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Below is a taste of J.J.'s Sample Paintings. To see his whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Lauren Cole Perron
Lauren is originally from Great Neck, New York and has spent the last 17 years living in Arlington. She attended the University of Bridgeport and received a BFA in illustration. She also took additional courses in textile design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Lauren began her career in the garment district in New York. She developed a knack for fun, colorful designs and this led her to designing children’s fashions and textiles. After working at several children’s clothing companies, she got married and moved to Boston.
Her next adventure was working for Stride Rite. She remained there for ten years as a Senior Designer and created many of their major footwear lines including everything from baby shoes, to sneakers, hikers, lighted shoes, boots, dress shoes and high heels. Lauren also consulted doing design work for several brands including Timberland, Nine West Kids, Earth Footwear, Naturalizer, Keds & White Mountain. She enjoys spending time with her family swimming, kayaking, sledding, skiing, and attending baseball games, museums, and several rock concerts a year.
After teaching social painting for 3 years she was thrilled to meet J.J. and join JJARTWORKS™ as an artist and teacher. During her paint parties she likes to help everyone uncover their own unique style and learn how to create paintings that reflect their own personal tastes. She loves music & movies and tends to combine trivia and fun facts to relax everyone and add some fun elements to her events.
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Below is a taste of Lauren's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Danielle Daly is from Holliston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Public Health and a minor in Sociology. She has a strong passion for making life as fun and creative as possible. After college she volunteered with AmeriCorps NCCC for ten months. During that time she worked with FEMA doing disaster relief work around the country. Ever since she was a child she loved doing all kinds of fine arts. Painting has always been her specialty and she has continued to practice through out her adult life. Danielle is very excited to work with JJARTWORKS™ and bring her creativity to you!
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Below is a taste of Danielle's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
At 5 years old, Kim's father found her on the floor of her kitchen trying to figure out perspective. Since then, she has had a passion for art, especially drawing from observation. Her life for the next 27 years was focused on both fine arts (primarily in acrylics applied through non-conventional means, plus Photoshop/photography) as well as graphic and Web design. She has held a slew of jobs in the online marketing and print industries.
In 2012 Kim decided she needed a career change, to explore her other great passion, animals. She is the founder and CEO of Tail Trekkers, a doggy field trip company based in Somerville MA, and spends the majority of her days hiking the woods, walking along beaches, and exploring every place in the city that doesn't feel like the city. But she still takes thousands of photos and makes paintings for her clients every year.
Outside of work, Kim rocks out in her car with no shame, sings karaoke, loves cooking, dancing to 80s cover bands, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, crying at kids movies, and is planning a series of children's books which she hopes to start work on in the not-too-distant future.
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Below is a taste of Kim's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Arch is originally from Gujarat, India. Drawing and painting was her passion from a very young age. She would often compete (and occasionally bring home trophies!) in local and state-level drawing and painting competitions. However, her family did not believe that art would lead to a successful career. So rather than pursing her dream of attending MSU Fine Arts (one of India’s premier Fine Arts Universities), she submitted to her family’s wishes and enrolled into a Communications program, where she received undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. But she was not satisfied.
Within a year, Arch moved to Oxford, UK for 2 years and attended Sunningwell School of Arts. To make a living (and to stay in the country), she moved to London and started working for a Fostering Agency. Nevertheless, her passion for drawing and painting never abated. She often made portraits, sketches and oil paintings in her spare time. She also attended an Art group once a week in the evening where her friends and many artists would get together and paint. It was her favorite day of the week.
Arch moved to Boston in the early 2014 after marrying an American she had met and fallen in love with 10 years earlier in India. In her new life, she had the opportunity to cook gourmet weekly feasts for family and friends, as well as travel all over the world.
Arch met JJ at a paint event held at her apartment complex in 2016. She expressed her love for painting and was excited to learn that he was looking for assistants. As soon as the opportunity arose, Arch began assisting various events for JJARTWORKS, and now teaches and assists on a regular basis. She is finally pursuing a career fueled by her passion for art. And her family couldn’t be more proud.
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Below is a taste of Arch's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Joshua is from New Bedford, MA and graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a BFA in Digital Media. He studied animation but also took classes in figure drawing and abstract painting and illustration. He worked a career in video games as an animator after college for 7 years along side of building a body of painting work. You can see a lot of his work on Instagram @FrostyRhino which became his brand after selling a piece of the same name.
For the past two years Joshua has been doing gallery shows and displaying work at restaurants in and around the Boston area. He started doing live paint shows on stages in front of bands and DJ's around a year ago. About the same time he began assisting paint classes for JJArtworks, and just recently began teaching classes!
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Below is a taste of Josh's Sample Paintings. To see his whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Kristen is from Salem MA and was raised in Lynn MA. She had a love for art at a very young age and started doing oil painting with her Memere (which is grandmother in French) around the age of 8 years old. She created many paintings with her guidance, and they are memories that Kristen will never forget.
After graduating High School, Kristen went to Brooks College in Long Beach, California to learn graphic design, but unfortunately that career never panned out. She started working for a medical device company (14 years) and had several lead positions, but it really wasn't what she wanted to do. It wasn't her passion and she promised herself moving forward that she would do something that she really loved. Currently, Kristen works part time for a wellness healing center that focuses on energy and body work which she loves. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and enjoys being in a healing environment.
Kristen is also a single mother of 3 beautiful children. She would like to set the example for them that they do not have to settle for a job they dislike. You can do what you love and are passionate about, and still make a good living. Her 2 oldest are very talented artistically and she hopes that someday they will pursue their creative talents.
Kristen has painted with J.J. a number of times at two different churches and she enjoys the fun energetic vibe at these events. She is ready for a new adventure in doing something that she loves to do.
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Below is a taste of Kristen's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Daniela has lived in or near the Boston area for most of her life after immigrating here from Brazil with her family when she was just 10 years old.
She is a (proud) computer nerd in her daytime job for a law firm in downtown Boston, but when she is not slaying computer dragons she spends a lot of time practicing and studying yoga. In fact, she loves the practice and teachings so much and after completing several trainings she has also started teaching public and private classes.
Daniela has done everything from skydiving to ballroom dancing competitions, traveling is also close to her heart, she is lucky to have family all over the world to visit, and hello yoga retreats!
She loves to ride her motorcycle from early Spring to as late in the Fall as possible, loves live music of all kinds, and she is a mean cook (Brazillian mom genes in full effect).
Talk to Daniela and you quickly find out she is a woman of many interests, and art is definitely one of them. She has integrated her love of yoga and art with a steady stream of paintings she decorates with at home. Inspiration shows up often, and she has gathered a collection of her own art.
Daniela met J.J. at one of his early paint parties and realized they had some great mutual friends; half joking, she asked if he was hiring that day. After not giving it too much thought for some time, she reached out to J.J. again, and behold! She is now part of his incredible team, and completely thrilled about it. She’s really looking forward to bringing some of that yoga vibe, that biker vibe, and heck, just all the fun vibes to her parties.
Be prepared to have some laughs while expressing your artistic side with her!
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Below is a taste of Daniela's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.
Silvia is from North Providence, RI. She graduated from RIC in 2015 with a BA in Psychology and is pursuing her MA in Transpersonal Psychology. She encourages healthy mindful living and believes that art is something everyone can create so long as it comes from the individual wholeheartedly.
Silvia was that child who would eagerly run home from school to watch Bob Ross paint on TV and would later try out his methods, keeping in mind his happy little phrases and silly sound effects while painting. He was her guru for painting and, as a result (and amusingly so), she found it difficult to adhere to the strict policies and demands of art professors. However, while she had never completed an official degree in the fine arts, she gained valuable techniques and always kept art close. Painting was particularly special to her as it was a great stress reliever. Since her youth she was always exploring, observing and creating. She loves finding new intricate ways to share, explain and expand thoughts and ideas to get others to see and think about things in a different way.
A collection of perspectives gives the holder a kaleidoscope mind: an advantage and a privilege to see the world in many beautiful lights, shades and shapes.
But what happens when SIlvia gets creative block? Well, she loves to venture out in nature. Whether it’s the woods or beach, even in winter, she is always up to climbing and running up rocks and trees! You have to keep the child in you happy and alive! She believes it’s the place to recenter yourself, where you can let go of all stressors of modern day life, and just enjoy being.
She feels that you can do the same with art. Lose yourself in your creation. Forget all the little things that cloud your mind. Let go, relax and have fun!
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Below is a taste of Silvia's Sample Paintings. To see her whole sample painting library click on Sample Paintings.