Creativity has always been a family value for co-founders Jill Kerner Schon and daughter Jackie Schon who are both artists by trade — Jill digitally as a graphic designer and Jackie as a noted photographer and painter in the Boston area.

Jackie graduated with a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and exhibited artistic talent since she was a little girl. Jackie spent her childhood surrounded by crayons, markers, and strong female entrepreneurs. She was also influenced by the work of her paternal grandmother, Nancy Schön, sculptor of the beloved Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Boston Public Garden.

As for Jill, she had not picked up a paintbrush since the third grade. However, upon learning of the “Paint and Sip” concept, she was amazed at the beautiful paintings created with two hours of instruction in a social, fun atmosphere.
While creativity was celebrated in both of their childhoods, neither Jill nor Jackie imagined that one day they’d be running a business centered around it. Today, Jackie and Jill remain involved in all areas of The Paint Bar business.

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