My name is Haena Chen Biton, and I am the Founder/CEO of Painting Picnik.
I’ve been painting since childhood. Now I earn my living doing it. And my work has been displayed in museums and galleries for years now.
But I had an epiphany in 2000.
It suddenly occurred to me that painting wasn’t just for “artists.” Instead, I realized it was for anyone wanting to get in touch with his/her “inner artist.” Anyone wanting to explore wherever their emotions and their creativity and their hands and their paint-brush might take them.
Anyone who simply wants to get in touch with their creative side…through art, in a free-flowing environment without judgment and without criticism from “experts.” And anyone who just wants to have fun while trying something new.
And so, Painting Picnik was born!
I founded Painting Picnik out of a pure passion for people. Our goals, our ambitions, and our inspirations have all come together to form a truly amazing company of which we’re all proud to be a part.
Since opening back in 2000, we have become masters at our craft. We try to go above and beyond your requests, to keep you coming back for more. Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we offer. And please feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Painting Picnik is a 1-3 hour activity that gives you the space to freely express yourself – and discover your inner artist – with no fear or constraints. The goal as we paint is to be unconfined to conformity, and to be connected to “your own set of canvas.” Because when one is inspired to paint what they feel rather than what they’re told to paint, he/she starts on a path of joyful self-discovery!
Painting Picnik brings together nature, art, and meditation. And the combination of guided meditation with nature creates a peaceful, zen-like mood for a painting experience unlike any other!