Skye has been teaching acrylic and watercolor painting for almost a decade within the popular “sip and paint” movement. In 2015, she started Paint Party SLO, in San Luis Obispo, California which has since been handed off to friend and fellow artist Cassandra Frey and remains in operation.
In 2019, she launched the “Paint Along With Skye,” show on Youtube, so that her popular paintings could be completed by artists at home as well, thus reaching a wider audience.
Skye specializes in teaching beginners and has a non-fussy, realistic and approachable outlook on art and creativity. “Most people don’t want to sign up for a 12-week course and spend hundreds of dollars on expensive brushes and paints and hundreds of hours mixing colors,” Skye explains.
“And through my teaching, I’ve noticed that grades and judgment often stopped us as kids from pursuing creativity further. Not with my classes! I think art should be for everybody, and there is no wrong way to do it! That being said, you’ll still learn a lot about color mixing, and different traditional and personally-developed techniques in my classes, but the point is to relax, get creative and have fun, whether it’s at one of my classes or painting along at home.”
Skye resides in the magnificent Pacific Northwest with her Pomeranian Bear and also enjoys hiking, photography, and dance.