Claire & Megan
Claire Giroux-Williams and Megan Winward met in 2015 when they were both working as artists at the Burlington Paint & Sip Studio. Together they shared many fantastic memories helping people learn to love painting (and sipping). In 2017 when the studio came up for sale, Megan texted Claire and said “hey, I want to buy the studio… but I think the two of us should do it together…”. That text got the ball rolling and the two officially purchased the Burlington Paint & Sip Studio on January 14, 2019. They are thrilled to bring the studio to local ownership, and to provide the best night out in Burlington!
Alaina has lived in the Burlington area for many years and is inspired by the vibrant city environment. She is an avid painter and is pursuing her dream of becoming an art therapist with marginalized communities, particularly with folks impacted by the prison system. She loves working with enthusiastic painters of all ages and levels of experience!
Annie has been an Artist at Burlington Paint & Sip Studio since September of 2015. She currently works in software full-time, but Paint & Sip allows her to still have the creative outlet that she craves! Annie does not believe in artistic perfection, and has always felt that art should be enjoyed rather than scrutinized. In her free time she enjoys sports (Go Pats!), hiking, pizza, reading, and every show on Bravo. She hopes to see you at the studio soon!
Bailey quit her desk job to be an artist and has never been happier. When she’s not having a blast painting with you all, she also loves charcoal drawings, polymer clay sculpture, origami, and any other art you can teach her. This friendly Hufflepuff can’t wait to meet you!
Claire was born and raised in SC and moved to Vermont in 2007. Joining the Paint and Sip family in August 2015 brought her back to her artistic roots. Claire received her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting back in 1997 from Columbia College of SC, and since has been working in higher education and non-profit development in her full-time life. She loves the time she spends at the studio helping people develop their painting skills. When not at work you will often find Claire having a cocktail with friends, hanging with her wife and dogs, and giving much unsolicited advice to anyone who will listen.
Dan is a 30 year old native Floridan turned lifetime Vermonter. Painting since he could hold a brush, Dan loves landscapes and animal portraits but most importantly, bringing out the creative side in people!
Danielle is an artist who was born and raised in Vermont. She loves being out in nature hiking, biking, running and swimming with her dog. She also loves bringing a sketchbook in case she feels inspired. She finds Vermont to be such a unique and beautiful place, that is probably why she has never left for very long!
Faith is a colorful soul, who enjoys painting landscapes, as much as being in nature. She’s a stay at home mother of a beautiful one year old daughter who is her inspiration in life itself.
Kelsey is a grade school art teacher by day and a Paint & Sip artist by night! Outside of teaching, Kelsey enjoys making her own art, cooking, and enjoying the mountain air. A fun fact about Kelsey is that her socks never match.
Megan is a chaos coordinator at a childcare center by day and an artist by night. She loves dogs, being outside, and painting of course! The thing she loves the most about BPS is seeing all the different styles of art that our guests create.