About Us

Lori Paine, owner/artist of Voilà! Art Studio, was born and raised in Seattle.

The art gallery/studio is the fulfillment of her life long dream. Lori recognized at a very young age

a strong passion for art, especially sketching portraits. Her parents didn’t support the notion and so Lori became a registered nurse and has had a long career specializing in peri-operative nursing, forensics and hypnotherapy. In the meantime, Lori kept sketching and painting on her own. Recently retired from nursing, with the support of her loving husband Greg, Lori opened Voilà! Art Studio last year (2017) in Sumner, WA.

Lori is a “self taught” artist whose portraits of actor Bill Murray are being featured in a coffee table style book that is being published worldwide by Quarto Books. The book is titled “The Art of Being Bill”, authored by Ezra Croft, to be released later in 2018.

Seth Marosok was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. At a young age, Seth was introduced to science fiction and monster movies. His fascination with the fantastic and the unreal inspired Seth to create his own monsters through art making. Seth earned his BFA in 2012 from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. He then attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan after being awarded the Full Tuition and Fees Fellowship in the Masters Drawing Program. He was the recipient of the 2016 MFA Student Purchase Award and his work now resides in Ferris State University’s permanent collection. Seth earned his MFA from KCAD in 2016. He has exhibited his artwork in many juried exhibitions and publications and had his first solo exhibition in the fall of 2017. In addition to leading Painting Parties at Voilà! Art Studio, he teaches art classes at the YMCA.

Nicole Denning is a multimedia artist from Tacoma, Washington and currently resides in Bonney Lake. She first studied painting at Tacoma School of the Arts and is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Studio Art and Medieval Art History. Her favorite thing to paint is nature, especially flowers and native birds. She has studied painting for over five years and has showcased her work across Washington and Oregon. 

Michele Faubert is a graduate of the University of Washington and was born and raised in the Seattle area. She has two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in English and one in French. She also studied Art History, and found that like her mother, Lori Paine, she has a passion for art. Her favorite things to paint are “anything nerdy”, especially science fiction related. She teaches the kid’s painting lessons at Voilà! Art Studio as well as the adult paint and sip events.

Amy Paine is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and was born and raised in the Seattle area. She is an outstanding photographer specializing in the female figure. See Amy Catherine Photography in Seattle. www.amycatherinephoto.com.   Although her specialty is women, she took the winning photographs of the Bill Murray portraits painted by Lori Paine which are being featured in the coffee table book, “The Art of Being Bill”, by Ezra Croft. The book is being published worldwide by Quarto Books to be released later in 2018.  Amy also teaches paint and sip events at Voilà! Art Studio.

Alex Suttonwas born and raised in Central California, Alex attended University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Biology. She graduated from U.C. California San Francisco with a dental degree. Alex practiced dentistry for 35 years in California and Washington before retiring from dentistry in January 2015. She built a small house, with a large garage, and created her dream glass studio. 

 Glass was a natural transition from ceramics for Alex. She began warm glass fusing in 2007 before it had gotten popular. She studied with some well-known glass artists. Artist Richard LaLonde helped her develop her artistic voice. Alex is published in his 2010 book Richard LaLonde and Friends.  Building her house in 2013 provided her with an opportunity to learn glass casting from Michael Dupille.  Alex offers small classes to a limited number of students, and pays it forward to infecting new people with enthusiasm for making glass art.

 Alex’s work has been shown in various galleries throughout the western United States. She iscurrently showing at American Art Gallery in downtown Tacoma.