Our Inspired to Paint Challenge has now ended.  We love all the paintings that were posted on Social media using the #inspiredtopaint2021.


Award Winners

Best in Show

Donna Kallesser

Donna Kallesser best in show

2nd Place

Elsa Zorn

3rd Place

Arena Shawn

Most Creative

Nancy McKinnon

Most Original

Steven McDonough

Best Color

Alison Armstrong

Best Alla Prima Floral

Annette Gaffney

Best Trees

Etienne Pascal

Best Portrait

Diane Gaeda

Best Use of Light

Whitney Moore

Best Low Key

Terry Preisner

Best Use of Greys

Kristi Shelton

Best Original Composition

Connie Everett

Best Impressionistic

Kim LaRousse

Best Realism

Steve Genczo

Best Seascape

Gary Bohannon

Best Mountains

Bobbie Hafer

Most Poetic

Sue Allen

Best Sunflowers

Jenny Steenkamp

Best Abstract

Penny Thompson

Best Water

Louise Scott-Bushell

Best Plein Air

Rebecca Jayne

Best Cloudscape

Patricia Gibbons

Best Animal

Betty Keene

Best Nocturne

Deanne Donahoe

Best Cityscape

Terry Moore

Best High Key

Roeland Van Reem

Best Miniature

Olga Hegner

Award of Merit

Kathryn Grider

Award of Merit

Francesca Gentile

Award of Merit

Michelle Stanley Morgan

Honorable Mention

Careen Moore

Honorable Mention

Susan Kounanis

Honorable Mention

Bliss Torra

Shanna’s Choice Award

Bruce Boynton

Elizabeth’s Choice Award

Moises Menendez

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Study Still Life with Elizabeth

We are so excited to bring to you our online subscription course! Professionally filmed and edited, it is of the utmost quality in presentation and information to share with you all that we have learned over the many years of painting. There are three different plans to choose from: 

Free – Basic – All Access Pass

We have  full length instructional videos, concept lessons, art history, business tips, product reviews and so much more! 

Let’s get Inspired To Paint

Study landscape with Shanna

Our Mission:

Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz are two professional artists and great friends with real and dedicated experience in painting and teaching workshops for over twenty five years each! They bring an entertaining and structured learning experience to any level artist wanting to hone their skills and become a better artist, as well as presenting business choices and an intimate look into the wonderful and challenging world of art.

Each instructor has traveled a unique path and has much to offer in sound advice for finding your own artistic voice and enjoying yourself along the way. Get a glimpse of what it takes to develop works that you feel good about, build a body of work that you can share and gain experience in presentation. Learn about art history and what makes a great painting. Enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home or studio in a very affordable and intimate way. You are amongst friends!

Enjoy a few previews from our full length lessons that are available to our Basic and All Access Members