I've enjoyed creating art as well as painting classes for almost 30 years. You will notice that all of my work is signed TLB my maiden initials. I enjoy working with a variety of mediums from watercolor, acrylic, oils and mixed media. Photography has also been an important part of my art career. As a child of the 80's, I found myself mesmerized watching art come to life with Bob Ross. And with my hometown of Orlando inspiration was always just a step away. Over the years, I've come to realize that every talent is a gift given by God for His purpose.
Teaching art, especially to children and teens has always been a passion of mine. I love to watching kids grow as they learn to express themselves in an open and creative way.
Nikki DeLong has been a professional artist for over 10 years. A native of Cleveland, TN Nikki has taught over one thousand classes and inspired countless students of all ages. She is proficient in several art mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencil, ceramics and more. She is an award winning artist who has studied under Mitchell Tolle and Simon Leach.
Cathy Billings is a San Francisco Bay Area native who recently moved to Chattanooga. She has been making jewelry for over 20 years. Her pieces have been available in several galleries in the S.F. Bay Area. Back in her hometown of Benicia, CA, she was a member of the Public Art committee and taught jewelry workshops at a local bead gallery. She has recently started The Natural Trend, a jewelry design enterprise and Etsy shop. When she is not beading, you will most likely find her in the kitchen. She has a passion for cooking and has worked as a Cheese Monger in the S.F, Bay Area and Napa Valley for the past 15 years.