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Cara Heard

 Lush Art is owned and operated by Cara Heard. It has been a labor of love and lots of hours of work. Lush Art is Cara's vision of how a paint and sip studio should be, and she didn't want to be part of a franchise. When you come to Lush Art you are treated like family, not like a number going to a corporate office.

Cara wants to provide a place for people to experience art without any stigmas. Cara thinks art should be available to everyone of all skill levels to provide comfort, a creative outlet, relaxation, and a place to escape from reality. You can do that either by coming alone or coming with a group of friends or family.

Cara loves art of different forms. She was a cosmetologist for several years and loved that aspect of art. She has painted for several years and loves the creativity of it. She can be found on Pinterest pinning all sorts of 'art' from recipes, to fashion, to art, to snarky comments.

While living in North Carolina and enjoying drinks with her friend, Jodie (an art teacher), they decided to explore the paint and sip concept in their small town. They each had small at home painting businesses and wanted to create a company that reflected the two of them. The name of Lush Art was created because Cara and Jodie enjoy a good adult beverage and joked they were "Lushes". They started small by just inviting friends. Those friends told friends and the idea soon became a fun side job. They taught classes in people's homes and at local country clubs.

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