Meet The Staff
Toni Burns(Mrs. Burns)
Studio Manager / Events Coordinator / InstructorHello, my name is Toni Burns, I was raised in the Pocono Mountains. My family & I moved to the West End area over 6 years ago. We also lived in the state of Virginia for several years, where I graduated from St. Leo University and obtained a dual bachelors degree. I have always had a love for all things of artistic and creative value. I enjoy creating art by whatever means available to me, I love studying & teaching its history, as well as visiting museums and galleries. In the past I have transferred my own artistic ability and creativity into confectionary artistry and design.
Kirsten Gentles(Miss. Gentles)
Studio Assistant / StudentMy name is Kirsten & I attend Pleasant Valley High School. I love to paint with watercolors. My favorite artist is Georgia O'Keeffe. I love all colors but orange is my favorite! I enter my projects in the West End Fair every year. I volunteer with Relay for Life to help find a cure for cancer. I am a second- degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and my friends & family love participating in the Spartan Race!
Linda Stockman(Ms. Stockman)
InstructorLinda received her associate degree in Marketing Art & Design from Middlesex County College, N.J. She also studied with several well known artists including famed illustrator Peter Caras at the duCret School of Art in Plainfield N.J. Linda has always had a passion for illustration & delved into painting once her three children went to school, in between freelancing as a product designer & a color separator for D.C. Comics & other comic book companies.
Today, Linda paints whenever the opportunity presents itself. She concentrates mostly on wildlife art and occasionally portraiture and animation, using oil & acrylic paints as her mediums of choice. Linda has also written & illustrated several children's books in which she wishes to have published one day.
Eliza Good(Miss. Good)
Studio Staff / Studio Summer AssistantI'am Eliza & I eat creativity for breakfast. I also say silly things. I've dabbled in all kinds of art. My current hobby is making polymer clay jewelry & figurines. I have a passion for writing songs, stories, poems, & scripts. I love learning and traveling. I grew up across from Beltzville Lake and right now I am studying at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York for a BFA in film and animation.
GOOD LUCK IN COLLEGE ELIZA.....SEE YOU SOON!
Kailee Gentles( Miss. Gentles )
Studio VolunteerMy name is Kailee Gentles. I am twelve years old and in seventh grade. I attend Pleasant Valley Middle School. I have been inducted into the National Junior Honors Society. I spend most of my free time reading. I have been taking martial arts since I was four years old and I am now a black belt. I like to draw sketches of animals and I also enjoy making patterns and painting!
Kelly Jean Gillow(Mrs. Gillow)
Owner / Instructor
ARTICLE FROM THE PVSR MAGAZINE / OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE