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!
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.
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.
Co-Owner of Burlington Paint and Sip has been painting at the studio since 2015, and she knows how to party Paint and Sip Style!! She teaches a hell-of-a kids Birthday party, can party down on a Friday night with a bunch of Bachelorettes, and chill to a relaxing Mimosa Morning. She brings her “anyone can paint attitude” whenever and where-ever she is!
Natalie relocated from the NYC area in August 2020. She is a painter, digital designer and DIYer. Mixed media, found/recycled objects and crafting are her favorite ways to make art. Earning her BA in Studio Art from University at Buffalo she got acclimated to cold climates and fine arts back in 2014. Natalie loves to ski and cook (but not typically at the same time).
Shannon (they/them/theirs) came to Vermont back 2007 for undergraduate studies at St. Michael’s College, and settled permanently in 2012. After earning a BA in Fine Arts, they went to work at the Vermont Department of Health and has been there since 2013. Shannon is a grad student at St. Michael’s College and looks forward to being an art educator. Since 2019, they’ve been instructing awesome studio classes at Burlington Paint and Sip! Favorite paintings include pop culture references and all sorts of geekery. Bob Ross is a huge painting inspiration for Shannon, and his calming and anxiety-free painting stylings help lull them happily to sleep.
Olivia grew up outside Boston Massachusetts and moved to Burlington for college. She studies psychology and studio art at the University of Vermont. She has been painting for as long as she can remember and would eventually like to go into art therapy. When she’s not painting or crafting, she is hanging out with her friends or spending time with her pet hedgehog, Kiwi!
Annie is a recent UVM grad for plant biology and environmental science. They love doing anything creative, including visual art, songwriting, and storytelling. They also enjoy identifying wild plants and mushrooms out in the woods. They will love to find out about your passions and interests as you paint together!
Sarah is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont where she studied Environmental studies. Aside from art, her passions include climate change, politics, the outdoors, biking, skiing, rollerblading, swimming, and spending time with animals, especially her cat Lucy.