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J.J. LongFounder, CEO, & PresidentE: jjlong@jjartworks.comP: 877-259-8595 Ext. 702

J.J. is the founder and owner of JJARTWORKS™ Paint Party Professionals.  Although he owns the company, he is still an active art instructor and loves teaching paint parties when he's not busy running the company.  J.J. has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire with a focus in oil painting.  He graduated from UNH in 2003 and has been a self employed artist since 2005 just surviving off of his fine art by selling through art galleries, painting murals in bars and restaurants, doing commission work for clients, and participating in hundreds of art festivals across New England.  In February of 2015 J.J. discovered his new passion for teaching paint parties and decided to create the Paint Party Professionals branch of his JJARTWORKS™ art and entertainment business.In addition to being a painter, J.J. is also a vocalist, actor, writer, and voice over artist.  For 8 years he performed in two different musical projects where he was fortunate enough to tour the country multiple times and open up for a variety of national acts.  Film wise, J.J. has made appearances on HBO, the Lifetime Movie Channel, Netflix, and has also done a commercial for McDonalds. Currently he is taking a hiatus from his music and acting careers to spend his full time and energy focusing on the paint party business and expanding the JJARTWORKS™ brand.For fun, J.J. likes to hang out with his family and friends, watch movies, listen to music, go to concerts, read, write, sing, paint, play "old school" video games, and visit York Beach, ME. He is also largely into daily fitness, clean eating, self development, meditation, and likes to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.  J.J. is eternally grateful to his dedicated artists, staff, and amazing customers he's had over the years.  "Your support is beyond this world!" For J.J.'s full bio, visit this link (History).

Lauren Cole PerronBrand ManagerE: laurenperron@jjartworks.comP: 877-259-8595

Lauren is originally from Great Neck, New York and has spent the last 17 years living in Arlington.  She attended the University of Bridgeport and received a BFA in illustration.  She also took additional courses in textile design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  Lauren began her career in the garment district in New York.  She developed a knack for fun, colorful designs and this led her to designing children’s fashions and textiles.  After working at several children’s clothing companies, she got married and moved to Boston. Her next adventure was working for Stride Rite.  She remained there for ten years as a Senior Designer and created many of their major footwear lines including everything from baby shoes, to sneakers, hikers, lighted shoes, boots, dress shoes and high heels.  Lauren also consulted doing design work for several brands including Timberland, Nine West Kids, Earth Footwear, Naturalizer, Keds & White Mountain.  She enjoys spending time with her family swimming, kayaking, sledding, skiing, and attending baseball games, museums, and several rock concerts a year.After teaching social painting for 3 years she was thrilled to meet J.J. and join JJARTWORKS™ as an artist and teacher.  During her paint parties she likes to help everyone uncover their own unique style and learn how to create paintings that reflect their own personal tastes.  She loves music & movies and tends to combine trivia and fun facts to relax everyone and add some fun elements to he