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Meet Our Artists


Frances Hensley

Senior Artist

Frances Hensley is Senior Artist here at Painting with Art and Soul.  She has over 30 years experience in business management and is a well established artist in the community.  She is a life long resident of Claiborne County and a member of the Cumberland Gap Artist Cooperative.   Hensley is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University

Addison Vanhuss

Youth Artist


Elizabeth Fortson 

Owner/Senior Artist

Elizabeth Fortson is Owner/Senior Artist here at Painting with Art and Soul.  She has over 30 years experience in medical device management.  She comes from a family very much rooted in the community.  Her father and mother were successful business owners.  She loves painting and adds a lot of personality to the business.    Fortson is a graduate of University of Tennessee, and LMU graduate with a MBA.
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Brinley Surber

Youth Artist

Brinley leads a paint class to teach our youth students.   She received the Youngest Enterpreneur Award at the 2023 Claiborne Economic Partnership Gala.    She is a talented and dedicated young girl.  She loves adventures with GranMom including painting on canvas and pottery.   She also loves soccer and many other creative hobbies.
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Katie Gaines 

Owner / Artist

Katie Gaines is talented, smart and energetic.  She is a Claiborne High graduate with a degree in International Business from Maryville College.    Katie loves being Brinley's mom and is a true dog lover.    She loves crafting, cooking, and time with her family.   She has her Papaw QG Fortson's smile and work ethic! 
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Brittany Danielle


Brittany grew up in Claiborne County and currently works in Physical Therapy there now.   It is important to her to give back to her community.   She has been interested in painting, drawing and crafting, since a young child.   Self taught to draw and paint!  She enjoys anything she can get her hands on and transform from plain to beautiful.   Brittany enjoys gardening and decorating.  

Jaymin Huddleson


Jaymin is a dynamic young lady.   In college at LMU, studying and playing golf fill her time each week.   Jaymin is a talented artist and works great with small children and youth.   She has supported our Art Camps, Christmas workshops and other events.  
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Kinley Cox 


Kinley is a sharp, talented young lady.   A college student at East Tennessee State University, she is focused and actively preparing for her future.    She has supported our Art Camps, Christmas workshops and other events.   Kinley loves children and is a great influence.    
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