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Meet Our Amazing Team

Each artist is a successful, independent, community-minded, art, education or business professional in their own right.

We don't hire just anyone at our studio! We find accomplished, local Denver artists who love to teach! Each team member has committed to our social entrepreneurial business model which includes frequent community fundraisers for non-profits. We are proud of our amazing staff and the things they accomplish both in the studio, in their own professional work, and in the community at large!



Owner and Manager

Nancy is Owner and General Manager at Sipping N Painting Hampden. After previous careers in early childhood education, interfaith education, community organizing and being a stay-at-home mom, Nancy learned to paint at age 50!  She teaches wet-on-wet oil painting as a Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI), as well as acrylic classes. Nancy's goal is to help every customer feel welcome and appreciated!

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Bookkeeper, Bartender

Saul is an accomplished Bio-medical engineer with a PhD by day, and a helpful bookkeeper, bartender and stockperson on the weekends. He can often be found selling beer and wine behind the bar, stocking shelves, and otherwise supporting wife Nancy in her business. Saul enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.

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Administrative Assistant

Nicole is the person you will likely work with to plan your successful private event, or to help you with your registration. This smart, detail-oriented, caring and efficient college student is currently studying Psychology. When not working for us, she enjoys traveling and taking long walks with her husband Jordan and their two adorable dogs. 



Guest Artist

CO native Shriya completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art in 2017, and master's in Social Sciences at CU Denver. She's also a full-time paralegal and advocate for justice. A sculptor and painter, Shriya believes in using art as a tool for mental health and social change. In her free time, she enjoys movies, being at home with her family and running away to the mountains for camping and hiking adventures.

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Guest Artist

Vanessa graduated with a degree in graphic design, and has worked as a professional designer and visual artist since 2002. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she's also a Zumba instructor, devoted mother and frequent volunteer in the community! Her energy, kindness and optimism lights up every room she is in!



Guest Artist

Local Denver artist Cynthia has been with Sipping N' Painting Hampden for 6 years!  Originally from Maryland, Cynthia studied Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis. When not teaching our acrylic classes, Cynthia runs her own freelance artist business, specializing in portraits, paintings and fabric art. Some of her portraits hang in Fortune 500 buildings!  Cynthia enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her (also very creative) husband and children. 



Guest Artist

Public high school art teacher, licensed real estate professional, community outdoor art exhibitor, photographer and part-time sipping and painting instructor -- Nakaya does it all! Originally from Virginia, Nakaya and her husband Murray enjoy living in beautiful CO with their dogs.

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