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Paint and Pals Studio is a group of local artists dedicated to promoting visual arts through enjoyable education. Our objective is to bridge the gap between FUN art and FINE art. A leading cultural attraction in Mobile County and Baldwin County, Paint & Pals Studio offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpting and other disciplines. We strive to simplify the artistic process, while encouraging our students to trust their own creative impulses. Alexis Poteat, owner and managing artist, is actively involved in the community. She is a member of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Arts Council, Eastern Shore Art Center, East Hunter Avenue Homeowners Association, Old Dauphin Way Historic Association and Mobile SPCA. Alexis has experience working with different mediums including glass- blowing, oils, acrylics, charcoal, pastels and watercolor. Her artwork is truly an extension of her personality -- colorful, fun and upbeat. She received her Bachelor's degree from Florida International University in Miami where she studied English Literature and Fine Art.
Linda Scott is the Managing Artist at Paint & Pals Eastern Shore Studio and Public Relations Manager.   Linda Scott has been painting for over 30 years in oils, watercolors and acrylics. “When I’m painting, I’m not working. When you find what you love, you never work a day again in your life.”   Linda is an active member of the community as an artist and a civic leader. She is married to Daphne City Councilman Ron Scott. She serves on the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Foundation Board for the Daphne Library and is an Ambassador for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. A successful businesswoman, Linda has been in the promotional products business for 22 years and co-founded Scott and Associates 17 years ago.  Linda is also a Committee member of the Jubilee Festival and the Fairhope Arts Crafts Festival. Her original artwork is for sale at Paint & Pals Studios, Elephant Juice Boutique and local arts and crafts shows. Linda's artwork is also sold privately on a commission basis. To commission a painting please call Linda directly at  (251) 604-5012. Managing Artist, Daphne Linda Scott Loran Chavez’s paintings are in collections all over the United States as well as several foreign countries. During the Tricentennial celebration for the city of Mobile, Loran created three historical paintings for the permanent collection of the Mobile Press Register.  This award winning artist is a member of several Art Organizations along the Gulf Coast. She is also an art teacher at the Eastern Shore Art Center, Mobile Museum of Art and Paint and Pals Studios in Mobile and Daphne.  Loran has been juried into numerous shows and garnered several awards for her work.  The National Shrimp Festival, Ohr Festival of the arts, Arts Alive!, Peter Anderson Festival, and Eastern Shore Outdoor Fine Art Festival, are just a few of the shows she has participated in this year.  Loran Chavez was born at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The oldest of three children in a military family, she traveled a great deal when she was younger. While traveling the country and sometimes the world, her fascinating childhood gave her the opportunity to learn from the many places she called home. She moved back to Mobile, Alabama in 1976 with her parents after her father retired from the Air Force. Because of her travels, she has studied art from the East Coast to the West.   Loran learned her artistic style by trial and error, sometimes studying with other well known artists. Loran’s first adult art teacher, Joan Daugherty gave her the passion for painting that still burns brightly in her today. Bill Morris, a talented artist with extraordinary gifts guided her further in her current painting style.   Loran’s own distinctive painting methods are realistic, with a tendency towards photorealism. She also uses Trompe L’Oeil to further the depth and realism of her work.  Her focus while painting people and animals is to capture the personality of each one. She also paints still life, landscapes and historical paintings. Oil painting is her favorite medium, but she is rapidly becoming more recognized for her watercolors.  Loran is currently working on a historical project involving Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast. She is focusing on lighthouses from Corpus Christi, Texas to the Florida Keys. It promises to be a huge project with lots of history and wonderful stories surrounding the lighthouses and their keepers.   For more information about Loran Chavez, please visit her website at www.loranchavez.com. Loran Chavez Lee Brislin McAnally received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education from Mississippi University for Women. Before relocating to Mobile, she taught photography and fine art at Montgomery High School. In addition to Paint & Pals, Lee teaches children’s art programs at Corpus Christi School and Space 301 in downtown Mobile. She has an extensive background in art including painting, drawing, printmaking, clay arts, weaving, metals, photography and curating. Lee has been an instructor at Paint and Pals since 2009.  Affiliations: National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, National Education Association, Alabama Education Association, Bay Area Art Educators' Association.  Lee Brislin McAnally Christina Chavez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of South Alabama with a primary concentration in ceramics and a secondary concentration in painting and sculpting. She is known for one-of-a-kind ceramic, metal and mixed-media sculptures. Her original artwork has been shown locally in solo and group exhibitions including the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of South Alabama, Blue Velvet Studio in downtown Mobile and Paint & Pals Studio in West Mobile. Christina is heavily inspired by her numerous trips to India and by the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Christina is currently an art instructor at Forrest Hill Elementary School and the YADA House, Young Aspirations Discovering Art, a weekly after school program for high school students sponsored by the Junior League. Christina began teaching at Paint & Pals Studio in 2009. Christina Chavez Jessica found her calling at the age of 17 when a man spotted her working on a pen and ink drawing and asked her how much she wanted for it. This sparked the beginning of her commission career.  Jessica is actively involved in the local art scene. Most recently, her original costume designs were featured in the fashion show “Costumery” and at the October LoDa exhibit at Blue Velvet Studio.  Jessica spent nearly a decade in Athens, Georgia where she met her husband (Sean Price), was a member of a burlesque dance troop and received her degree. In 2008, she returned to Mobile, where she joined Cathedral Square Gallery and the community of artists at Paint & Pals.   In addition to fine art, her creative spirit led her to a career in cosmetology. Jessica is a master cosmetologist at Allure Studio in Springhill where she satisfies a daily addiction to art and making people smile.   When Jessica is not "painting on people" she is painting for them. Capturing people and pets in gouache, ink and acrylics, portraiture comes naturally to Jessica. Her quirky sense of style, comic timing and passion for beauty all come through in her artwork.   Jessica’s portraits are sold privately on a commission basis. If you have a special person or pet in your life and would like to commission a portrait, please contact Alexis Poteat for information at (251) 654-2313. Jessica Chavez Price Sanita Jetton is a Professor of Drawing at the University of South Alabama and Faulkner State University. She is a classically trained Traditionalist and Realist in Oil Painting. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Ceramics from the University of South Alabama. She also received a Masters and Masters of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Fontbone University in St. Lois Missouri. Her work has been shown nationally in several states and is on display locally in several venues in Mobile.   In addition to oils, Sanita works in a variety of other mediums including watercolor, acrylics, ceramics and charcoal. She is currently working with terracotta clay and majolica glazes to create colorful one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces.   Sanita began teaching adult and children's classes at Paint & Pals in September 2010. To learn more about Sanita Jetton, visit www.sanitajetton.com. Sanita's jewelry line is available through her online boutique at www.sjetsy.com. Sanita Jetton Mary Green was born and raised in Prattville, Alabama. Both of her sisters are artists, but as a child, Mary did not consider herself to be artistically talented. She began seriously exploring art under the encouragement of her high school art teacher who recognized her natural aptitude for art and gave her the skills and the confidence to shine. Mary received a full tuition Art/Academic Scholarship to the University of Alabama and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in clothing and textile design in 2001. Mary has a broad background in the arts, including painting, drawing and fashion design. She worked in the fashion industry for several years designing clothing, textiles, embroidery and graphics. Her work in the fashion industry gave her a unique understanding of the practical applications of art. She began teaching at Paint & Pals Studio in 2009. Prior to the birth of her daughter Kathryn, Mary was also an instructor for the YADA House, Young Aspirations Discovering Art, a weekly after school program for high school students sponsored by The Junior League. Mary currently resides in Springhill with her husband local attorney and part-time judge, Matt Green.  Mary Green Keith Wall grew up on a horse farm in Kiln, Mississippi. One of three boys in a tight-knit Southern family, Keith showed an aptitude for art at an early age. His earliest art projects were always for friends and family. Some included wire objects like flowers, horses and people made from telephone cord wires. Keith’s childhood played a pivotal role in his career path. When Keith was just fifteen years old, his older brother died in an on the job construction accident. The tragic loss of his brother changed the trajectory of Keith’s life; it gave him the courage to pursue his dreams without holding back. Keith remains close with his family, visiting home often. “They are all very Southern, and I am the only one who lives outside of rural Mississippi. I enjoy visiting them frequently- it helps me gain perspective and realize what I am trying to accomplish with my life and education. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself.” Keith puts his heart and soul into everything that he does, even the small things. “I always work to better myself and my art. I always try to experiment with new techniques and to push my artwork to new levels.” Keith is inspired by personal experiences, self reflection, music, natural beauty, and things that are unconventional or mysterious. He has extensive experience in several mediums including painting, photography, printmaking and glassblowing. In 2010, Keith participated in two art exhibitions at Blue Velvet Gallery in Downtown Mobile. He is completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a minor in Graphic Design and Advertising at the University of South Alabama. Keith Wall Lucy Gafford has always been able to find ways to express herself through paper, pencils, and clay, as well as through her “superbly loud and supposedly distinct voice.” She has always had a passion for art as well as animals, laughing, getting her hands dirty, and playing competitive games and sports. Her eclectic interests often sneak into her artwork, which is typically whimsical, silly, strange, or even foreboding. “I am currently conflicted and in the confusing stages of early adulthood, getting out of school and trying to figure out the meaning of my life.” This explains the diversity of her artistic style, ranging from funky to academic and commercially driven. Lucy has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions including shows at the Cathedral Square Gallery, Satori Coffee House, the University of Mobile, the Saenger Theater Gallery, Blue Velvet Studio, Space 301, the University of South Alabama, Orange Beach Art Center and Wellbourn Ideas. Lucy graduated with honors from the University of South Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and sculpting. She has an extensive background in portraiture, drawing, painting, sculpting, glassblowing and costume design. Throughout her academic career, Lucy received numerous honors (too numerous to mention all) including the 2007-2011 USA Presidential Scholarship, 2007-2011 President’s List, 2008 Best in Show USA Student Art Show and 2011 Best in Show Emerging Artists Exhibition.  Lucy Gafford Home Home About Us  About Us Kids Camps & Classes Kids Camps & Classes Birthday Parties Birthday Parties Our Paintings Our Paintings Registration Info Registration Info Field Trips Field Trips Private Parties Private Parties Mobile Schedule About Us  About Us About Us  About Us A working artist since the age of fifteen, Ginger grew up in Ocean Springs Mississippi and attended LSU. She’s participated in ten Peter Anderson Art Festivals. She is also a regular participant in the Eastern Shore Outdoor Fine Art Festival, Arts Alive!, the LODA ArtWalk and the ArtWalk in Ocean Springs.   In 2008, she was commissioned by United Cerebral Palsy to design their t-shirts. She also designed the artwork for the Eastern Shore Center brochures as well as the 2008 LODA Shopping and Dining Guide. In December 2008, Mobile Bay Monthly did an exposé on her work.   Ginger worked with famed Mardi Gras planner Ron Barrett to create the set design for all of the 2009 & 2010 balls in Mobile.   Most recently, Ginger was commissioned by the Eastern Shore Center to design their billboards in 2009 & 2010.  Her work is currently on display at the Cathedral Square Gallery and several businesses in downtown Mobile.  Ginger’s natural talent coupled with her charismatic fun-loving nature makes her a popular teacher. Creative Director Ginger Woechan Meet the Artists