Friday , May 24 2024

We are Fresno: The Artist in Everyone

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One Fresno art studio is helping even the most hopeless painters create their own works of art.<br /><br />The woman behind the studio says opening the space was a big risk, but now she’s helping people reach their own personal victories. Meet Pixie, the enthusiastic owner of &quot;The Artist in Me.&quot; A&nbsp;Fresno paint studio where Pixie says anyone can learn to paint. <br /><br />&quot;For everyone, every age and every ability,&quot;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Pixie said.<br /><br /></span>Pixie herself is proof, after more than 15 years in education she decided to drop everything and chase her happiness. <br /><br />&quot;It was a lot of risk, and it freaked out my husband, but you just jump out and try it,&quot;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Pixie said.</span><br /><br />Now, she leads painters in one picture a lesson. Step-by-Step from the first strokes, to special effects, to drying in between coats, using blowdryers Pixie mounted to the wall. Today it’s a snowman. Looks complicated, but Pixie promises it’s not. <br /><br />&quot;It’s just a matter of, once someone shows you how to do it, now you know,&quot;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Pixie said.</span><br /><br />People of all ages sign up for lessons, like six-year-old Brooklyn who’s painted before multiple times. <br /><br />&quot;I’m going to hang them in my room,&quot;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Brooklyn said. &nbsp;<br /><br /></span>But even first timers find success here. Barbara Brown and her husband are painting for the first time. <br /><br />&quot;I wasn’t sure if I could do it,&quot;&nbsp;Barbara said.&nbsp;&quot;I can’t really paint….&quot; <br /><br />But each painter gives credit for their victories to their fearless leader who says the last few years have painted a beautiful scene on the canvas of her life. <br /><br />&quot;In two years, I was able to have it reflect back that I actually touched people’s lives and people are happy to have come, you know?&quot;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Pixie said.</span><br /><br />Just like Brooklyn, Pixie is hanging her happiness on the walls for everyone to see.<br /><br />Megan Rupe reporting.<br /></div>

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