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About Me

To Be an Artist is To Be Yourself

No surprise, art was my favorite subject in school. Growing up in a small town in Michigan, opportunities to explore & create visual art were few and far between. Instead of going to art school, I pursued a more traditional career as a teacher.  


I started The Painted Toad Art Studio to make visual art making accessible to the local communities of St. Clair and Macomb Counties and to an  online community of creatives from all over. I teach people the joy of the art making process. I'm inspired daily by all the wonderful people I have met through this venture.


I firmly believe that art making should be fun and not stressful; and for goodness sake, you don't have to be good at drawing to enjoy it! I hope to inspire, teach, and connect with you as you discover what it means to be creative, be artistic, and get connected at The Painted Toad.

Artist Rose Gottler

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