Meet the Moens: Our Story
Many moons ago, a newly engaged Hannah Criswell was looking for an amazing and totally unique bachelorette party activity. She enlisted the help of her mom, Roxane Moen, who found a paint and sip location in Erie, not far from their home. She surprised Hannah by hosting an amazing party for her and 25 of their closest and dearest ladies at Whimsy Paint and Sip! Each celebrating lady went home with a rendition of one of our most popular paintings, “Woman with Umbrella”. Eventually, what was once a mother-daughter date night became a beloved family activity spanning several years and two Whimsy locations! It didn’t take long before Roxane’s husband Grant had a beer in one hand and a paint brush in the other, cultivating his own art skills until he eventually had his own little collection of Whimsy paintings at home! When their son Brandon came home for the holidays, he requested a special outing to Whimsy to find out why his family loved it so, and then he got the Art Bug! We have had the honor of meeting each family member over the years, and even having the opportunity to watch their family grow! Hannah and Jacob had a smiley and beautiful little boy named Lincoln Grant and a beautiful little girl named Maylee. They are the smallest artists we have ever had, and undoubtedly the sweetest!
Your Whimsy team is so ecstatic to have this wonderful family on board! Stop by the studio and meet our wonderful lead artist and local children’s book illustrator, Lindsey Bell! She is our master creator behind all of the artwork and will often be teaching classes at the Orchard Town Center Studio! She has been with Whimsy since the beginning and with her artistic vision and love for teaching we have GROWN. Thank you for reading our story, visit the studio and meet more of our talented team members.
Whimsy Paint and Sip Art Studio opened in January of 2010. We LOVE it. So will you!