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 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, Studio Manager, Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI)

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 is a Certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI). Nancy's goal is to help every customer feel welcome and appreciated!


Staff Art Instructor

Katie has been creating and enjoying art since she was a child and truly loves helping people through the artistic process! She recently moved back to Denver after spending 5 years in Southwest Colorado where she worked on her degree in Art Education. Katie is also a devoted mom to two young children, bringing her kind and creative energy from home to the studio!


Staff Art Instructor

Katherine earned her degree in Visual Communications in Nebraska. She returned to Colorado in 2017 to pursue her freelance painting career and became a stay at home mother. She has been in the restaurant and bar industry for well over a decade, leading her to discovering her dream job at Sipping N' Painting Hampden! 


Customer Service and Registration Coordinator

Berthie works as our registration receptionist, answering emails and helping customers register for their classes. Reach out to Berthie when you want to plan that special in-class celebration! When Berthie is not working for us, she is a proud wife, mom, grandma, community volunteer and activist.


Co-Owner, Bartender, Bookkeeper

Co-Owner 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.


Guest Artist/Instructor

Thia attended Washington University in St. Louis earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Graphic Design. A 20 year transplant from Baltimore, she worked in the graphic design and marketing industries before coming to SNPH. She is a freelance artist and a devoted mom, whose interests include education, the environment, nutrition and fitness.


Guest Artist/Instructor

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/Instructor

Nakaya is a full-time public school teacher, photographer and professional artist who helps us out from time to time. Originally from Virginia, when she is not spending time with her fiance Murray and their adorable dogs, she enjoys the great Colorado outdoors!


Guest Artist/Instructor

CO native Shriya completed her degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art in 2017, and is currently working on obtaining her master's in social sciences at UC 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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