Live stage painting, interactive paintings and break-out art sessions allow you to tap into your own creativity. This page will help you get connected to our sites, blogs, and tutorials. Please consider having one of us at your next event. Learn more about booking Betty, Lisa or Noelle.
Noelle has been a public speaker for over 20 years, starting in the corporate world, and moving into faith-based soon after. She speaks from her own life experiences, most often "leading with her weaknesses." She believes in humor. She believes in "real." And she believes that God has all the answers to overcome any problem we're facing. As a stage artist and teacher, she seeks to dynamically engage and challenge her audiences in creative ways that promote positive life change, and a deeper, richer faith. Her mission is to empower others with biblical principals in fresh, relevant ways. Stage painting and “out-of-the-box” delivery mark her style.
Betty 'B' Shoopman, is a gifted stage artist whose stirring transformative paintings take viewers on a spiritual journey. Betty is the "original" stage artist for Encouragement Cafe and has been a part of the events from its inception. She enjoys stage painting for a variety of events, facilitating 'hands on' retreats and group sessions to "Paint Your Heart Out," and is currently illustrating her own book and teaching art in her studio in Florida.
Lisa Albinus is a Gospel spreading, mixed media artist.. .out to love the world through the salt of creative expression, loving that she gets to do life with a Bible tucked under one arm and a paintbrush in the other. In her spare time, when not being a mother to four and wife to David, you can find her as teacher, speaker, workshop leader, stage artist and founder of Praise Heart Studios, where the Gospel is intentionally spread through the arts. Praise Heart offers dynamic tutorials, free Bible studies, Bible journaling how-to's, devotions, online classes, traveling workshops, creative retreats and much more! Let's do this creative thing together: Praise Heart, where creativity meets community!
Worship is our delight! God created different paths for us all to worship Him in unique, personal ways. Through different art mediums and platforms, Betty, Noelle and Lisa delight in worshiping through color. Quite simply, because God, the original Creator gave us this universal language of art that speaks loudly, yet uniquely to each soul. It draws us, artist and viewer alike, deeper and closer to Him. When we worship through color, we invite others into a personal conversation about what a painting means to them. The canvas becomes a table to share our stories and break down walls. Our Savior is compelling us all to tap into a dynamic explosion of worship and surrender at the table He has set. Let's challenge each other to seek out the God whispers that draw us into His beauty . What beautiful worship it is as the "colors" of His deep love and life-breathing truths stand in protest of the darkness.
We encourage and delight in the prospect of you joining us as we work through paintings. There is no greater delight than getting to pray with you and hear your stories. Our prayer is the God would minister to you greatly through the Arts.