Artist Spotlight: Erica Marr of Painting & Vino East Phoenix


Meet Erica Marr, a former elementary school teacher turned artist entrepreneur! She started Painting & Vino East Phoenix in July 2017 and has loved the transition from the primary classroom to teaching adults her greatest passion: painting! She is a lifelong artist who strives to take part in her local arts community, wherever she lives: from high school art club in Alaska to studying abroad in Italy and painting the Ponte Vecchio.


Erica teaches several classes a month at venues around the East Valley in Arizona, including Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, and Paradise Valley. She maximizes the amazing weather here during the cooler season with her fun outdoor venues, some of which have been customized just for these painting classes. You will also enjoy the ambiance of her indoor spaces during the summer. Erica sets painters at ease with her clear step-by-step instructions, fun art history anecdotes, and the passion she brings to her painting classes. Encouragement and positivity bring smiles to her students' faces throughout the class. She will also offer help as needed so that everyone leaves with something they love as well as memories of a great night out!


Erica can't wait to see you in a class soon. Have a glass of wine, relax, and create some lovely art together! You will be so glad that you did. 


Come check out her upcoming events here: Erica's Class Schedule