Angie Capps, Owner/Artist

My name is Angie and I am an Artist. I was born and raised in Washington State. I grew up in Tacoma and have been artistic for as long as I can remember. I am a self-taught artist and have always loved to be around creative jobs and people.

In 2004, I started my own wall painting business, Murals By Angie. I have painted hundreds of walls (residential and commercial) over the years. During this time I have had a few jobs to help support the ‘starving artist’ status.

In doing other jobs along with painting wall murals, I realized that I am best working for myself and doing what makes me most happy – creating and painting. Through different paths and learning experiences, I decided to follow a life long dream of owning my very own Art Studio!

This is where I am today, living a dream and sharing it with others! I am so excited to be doing what I have always wanted to do, and living a creative journey!

Art Studio 27 is a place where people of all ages can come and tap into their creative side. If you do not think you have a “creative side,” it is my job to inspire the inexperienced to relax, have fun and realize that painting is not scary and can be very fun!

For the artist who is experienced, this is a place to be inspired and challenge your abilities to grow.

Art is important, and I believe everyone should have the opportunity to live in color!

Looking forward to painting with you!

~Angie

Melissa McKinney, Instructor

Hi! I’m Melissa McKinney, but you can call me Mel! Most of my friends do.

I’ve been crafty my entire life! I paint, sew, create gifts from scraps, I love to color and make cards. I have two children, both are also artistically talented as well.

I was taking classes at Art Studio 27, for over a year. Mainly to have the excuse to paint and also to hang with my friends and visit with my long-time pal, Angie! When she opened up the request for help teaching classes at the studio, I jumped at the opportunity. I treasure the moments we all share at this studio. The Art we create and the laughter and time shared with friends are beyond measure.

I work full-time as a Driving Instructor, but helping others create Art is my passion! (also, way less stressful!)

I’m excited to meet you and help you have a fun time creating art.