Hudson Valley artist and watercolor teacher

about jaime

The Road Back from Art School Burnout

After graduating from Pratt Institute with a bad case of art school burnouts, I took a super long hiatus from creating. When I started to feel the itch to pick up a paintbrush agin, I was living in an Airstream trailer with my husband in Austin, Texas. One sunny day, I stumbled upon this little travel watercolor kit gifted to me years prior and decided to give it a try.

At first, my paintings were tight and controlled. I was obsessed with making my florals look perfect, like the ones I saw on Instagram. It wasn’t until I became a mother, shortly after returning to my paints, that I noticed how healing a watercolor practice could be. Painting became my safe space to drop away from my role of caretaker and reconnect with myself. With this, my style slowly started to loosen up, and I began to find the magic in co-creating with watercolor.

I've witnessed hundreds of students tap into their intuition and shift their energy to allow themselves to experience the present moment through painting.

 I teach because I'm passionate about watercolor, but also because every time I get to help guide someone through their perfectionism or self-doubt to a place of ease and fluidity with the brush, I revisit the glimmer I felt that day in my airstream.

We all deserve those moments to remember what it feels like to connect to creativity.

Online watercolor classes and in-person live workshops

Curated watercolor activations for high-end guest experiences.

One-of-a-kind surface patterns and wall art for exclusive brands.





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Creating a safe and inclusive community within the artistic process is something I value deeply. My painting classes and retreats are for individuals of all artistic levels—and I strive to create a space that fosters and encourages collaboration, exploration and an openness to unique perspectives and diverse lived experiences.