We run The Paint Club, one of the longest standing paint & sip companies in the UK. We have been running for over 7 years. We set up the business purely to share our passion for painting. If you have been to an event you may have been taught by John, and if you have ever contacted us it is likely you spoke to Alice. We met whilst at University. John studied fine Art, and Alice studied Design. It is safe to say that creativity runs through our veins!
We have just celebrated 7 years of The Paint Club! Our little side hustle has become our sole focus. What was once John painting and teaching from our favourite pub in Eton, has turned into a fully functioning business, with events across the UK, run by a team of 14 artists!
John is a professional artist. This is his website if you're interested. He has exhibited at galleries like Saatchi, The Mall Galleries and The Royal Academy. He’s won a few rather prestigious awards including Lynn Painter Stainer's Young Artist Award.
Alice moved from design in to people management and events management. This is something that has been particularly helpful given that we now run upwards of 500 events every year.
We enjoy working together. It is great being able to make decisions and test out ideas almost as soon as they are formed. We both have experience of working in corporates, and businesses with huge teams. Our previous experience means we are able to draw on our own skills and knowledge. This has allowed us to grow the business organically.
For us the most important thing is to find the right artist.
Our small team of artists are all passionate about the same thing, and that is painting. Each one of them is individual and brings their own style to our events. They love to show people the joy of painting.
We know that painting is good for the mind. It helps you switch off and allows emotional release. Getting into the zone, also known as a flow state is known to be good for mental wellbeing. (You can read more about this here.) Everyone leads such busy lives these days, and sometimes it is hard to find the time to slow down and switch off. We see the impact that painting has on our customer's well-being and it is one of the things that spurs us on.
The most common thing we hear at the end of an event is someone saying 'it was so nice to switch off and have some down time, you can't think about anything else when you are painting.' It is true, you can't. We love being a part of that experience with our customers, and seeing the joy, feeling of relaxation and sense of achievement at the end of our events.
Both of us are passionate about health and well-being, creativity and painting.
In our down time we like to walk our dog, have coffee at our local cafe with friends, go on adventures with our 6 year old, and take on new challenges. We live & breathe The Paint Club. We are so proud of what we have achieved together, and we are looking forward to the year ahead.
If you want to get in touch with us, please email email@example.com to find out more.