Independent Artists


Mike is a versatile artist with a passion for wildlife, cartooning, surreal, and fantasy styles and pet portraits. He pursued his education at the prestigious Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, where he completed his commercial art training. However, his heart belonged to fine arts, and he embarked on a successful freelance career, showcasing his work at various art shows and has become a well-established artist at the "The Cold Blooded Creatures Art Show" held in Daytona.

In addition to his artistic endeavors, Mike shares his knowledge and passion providing lessons to students and participating in local art clubs. He is the lead instructor and sketch artist for Paint Your Pet events at Uptown Paint and Sip.  With a proven track record of success, Mike's artistic talent and passion continue to inspire and captivate audiences!


Brianna is a highly accomplished artist with a Fine Arts BFA from Ringling College of Art & Design and international study experience from Burren College of Art in Ireland. She is a gifted painter, performer, photographer and writer who is passionate about exploring new ideas and creating inspiring works of art. Brianna has a unique perspective on nature and animals, which is reflected in her impressive portfolio. As one of our paint your pet pros, she skillfully guides clients from initial sketches to finished portraits of their beloved animals. Brianna's work has been exhibited at multiple prestigious venues in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Sarasota and internationally, earning her a well-deserved reputation as an accomplished artist. Her exceptional skills and attention to detail make her an invaluable artist at Uptown Paint and Sip.


Shawn is an accomplished artist who has created numerous custom paint designs for us. As a self-taught artist, she specializes in vivacious paintings that capture the essence of life, landscapes, and florals. Shawn is a highly skilled instructor who provides art classes for all ages, as well as entertainment and education for kids at camps and private parties. She is also an enthusiastic shell collector and creates mesmerizing shell art and decoupage, which are often showcased in the studio or at local craft fairs. Shawn is always exploring new art forms and is dedicated to perfecting her craft for everyone's enjoyment and replication. Her passion for her work is evident in her art, as well as her commitment to teaching and inspiring others.




Tammy is a certified professional with extensive skills and expertise. She holds a certification in early elementary and special education from Rutgers University, as well as a BA in Fine Arts and Psychology. With a proven track record of exhibiting her work in several galleries throughout New York and New Jersey, Tammy is an accomplished painter. Additionally, she is a dedicated volunteer who has contributed her time to teaching crafts and computer skills to visually impaired individuals at various non-profit organizations.


Isa is an accomplished artist and musician who believes in nurturing each individual's creative potential. At Uptown Paint and Sip, she aims to create a secure and inclusive space for people to discover and showcase their talents. Isa draws inspiration from nature, folkloric and spiritual dreamscapes, and realism in her art. She is an experienced instructor with a passion for teaching children and helping individuals of all levels to develop their artistic skills. Isa's dedication to fostering an environment where people can express and celebrate life's beauty is evident in her approach to her work.