Team

  • Samantha Chan

    Chief Paintlounger

    I started with art, then moved onto engineering, then banking, but then returned to the arts when I realised it is my true passion.

    I believe that art is as much about the process as the end result. You don’t have to be an “artist” to make art – it’s all about unleashing the creativity that hides behind your day-to-day job. I created Paintlounge because I wanted to make an accessible, all-inclusive space for everyone to exercise their creativity and be an artist for a few hours. Don't worry, we've got your back!

  • Kayla Brown

    Toronto West Manager

    I first heard about Paintlounge in 2012 when a family member suggested that some of us should visit the Markham location and create peacock paintings for my niece's nursery. I have always loved to paint but had been away from it for a while. After our session, I was inspired to start painting again!

    Working at Paintlounge is a new experience every day. I love inspiring as well as being inspired by our customers. My job allows me to use my artistic skills to help others find the artist hidden inside each of them which is truly rewarding.

  • Nazli Nahidi

    Toronto East Manager

    I have been making art for as long as I can remember. It seems that for myself and many others, this “goo” we call paint will always be medium of choice for self expression and playfulness.

    I'm interested in paintings that create a connection between the artist and the viewer. Paintings that make you feel something. The visual language is the first language that everyone learns, and I believe that everyone can communicate through it. Everyone does it differently and that's my favourite part of being at Paintlounge. I get to see and help people explore through the goo.

  • Ryan Williams

    Markham Manager

    My passion for art has been, for the most part, a life long affair. Having a background in animation has given me a strong skill base to help customers enjoy their experience at Paintlounge.

    I started with Paintlounge since the first location opened on day one and I'm excited to grow with the company as Paintlounge continues to expand. I look forward to talking art (and baseball and volleyball, if you like that too!) when you come visit me at Paintlounge Markham.


  • Kevin Chow

    Operations Manager

    I have been fascinated by the arts as far back as I can remember, no matter the medium. Having earned a background in graphic design, I have since expanded my passion as a digital creative focused in design, photography and cinematography.

    Being a part of the Paintlounge family, I hope to be able to share my love of art with others and help them to discovery their creative side while growing with the company. I also look forward to meeting everyone that comes in and witnessing or even being a part of their journey in the amazing world that is art.