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 just 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.
Kristan is proud to become an artist with JJArtworks. She has had a love for art her entire life. She enjoys meeting and helping others to do the same. Kristan has taken classes for drawing, silk screening, air brushing, painting, scratch board and much more throughout school. She attended Hesser College for early childhood education and has owned a Daycare/Preschool for 15 years.
Currently Kristan has a consulting business, White Birch Funding, where she helps client’s obtain funding from various lender’s throughout the United States. She also teaches Chinese children in Beijing the English language. Her passion, however, is with her art. Kristan works on pet portraits in acrylic and also sketches and paints on a variety of surfaces such as clothing, glass, wood, and more.
In the past she has been a director with Cameo Lingerie where she obtained awards for number 1 in sales and recruiting. She was also a sales rep with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and an Avon Rep where she was in leadership and had recruited a team of over 30 reps.
Kristan is a proud mother of three beautiful children. Her free time is spent with them. They are musically inclined as a family and enjoy singing together and creating music. Her family also enjoys going up north to the mountains, east to the beach, and doing many other activities together.
Kristan is very excited to help you and your party enjoy a wonderful experience during your event and she strives to help each guest bring out their own talents and creativity!
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Below is a taste of Kristan'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.