by: Dwayne Smith
After working 25+ years in corporate America and in academia, (30 if you include survivor jobs), I decided to take the leap and become a small business owner doing what I love most, bringing joy, fun, creativity and great art to others, and as such, An Eye 4 Art was born.
I envisioned a community, a space -- physical or virtual, where people could share a moment, a calm, relaxing moment or an exhilarating experience where they realize they can actually paint, all they needed was paint, a brush, canvas and some direction.
A space that was family friendly, so kids could share in the joy.
A space that transcends generations or target markets: somewhere that could feed party people, the DIY crowd, the comfort from the couch audience and the business savvy, gala going, fundraising, donor talking, team building, anniversary celebrating, church bonding, loving group of people who needed an engagement that was multifaceted and could serve everyone.
I really just wanted to share my passion with the world and I hope you can join me soon at one of our events.
Entrepreneur, educator, career advisor, philanthropist, traveler, event planner, project leader and believer are all tidbits of my life. I’m Simone, a lover of ART.
I wanted to create a business that could be handed down generation to generation.
A legacy of independence, self-sufficiency, pride of ownership and financial stability.
A business that could bring fun, joy and escapism to the world, a business where lovers of art, casuals and enthusiasts of the paint brush could unwind with a glass of wine, enjoy friends and just detach from the world and express themselves.
Art is a part of everything we do. Art transcends time. It conveys history, language, emotions, ancestry, messages, and in its simplest or complex form, in the eye of the beholder, it conveys beauty. Much like a smile, with art you don’t always need words to express how you feel.
An Eye 4 Art virtual paint parties will offer beautiful, fun, and whimsical acrylic designs on canvas so that you too can flex your artistic muscles. Everyone has An Eye 4 Art and we look forward to welcoming you, your families and friends to one of our virtual paint parties.
Remember, it’s OK to color outside the line and the “earth” without “art” is just “eh.”
Peace, Love & Happiness. See you soon!