Do you know this feeling of wanting to express yourself, yearning to create something, wishing you could put this together?

The attraction of colors, the feel of wonderous paper, the call to touch and make something? BUT, you just don't know how to get started, how to proceed. The hurdle is stopping you. You feel inadequate, you feel defeated before you ever try.

Let me tell you, I was there! I know what it feels like. It is frustrating. It leaves you feeling deflated.

I will lead you out of this dead end street to a surprisingly liberating experience.

Here is what some of my past students had to say:


My 2 days of classes with Meike opened up a whole new world of art for me. I am used to structured painting so this was a very new experience for me. Did I enjoy and learn from it? Absolutely!! Meike was always available for suggestions and guidance and it was done with patience and kindness. My two "masterpieces" will always remind me of a fun two days with Meike and my fellow artists.


What a gift she has given me with helping me open my mind to so much more with her texturing classes. I had no idea how it would change my art as I have enjoyed the comfort of bringing different to the canvas today. She shares her gifts easily and I highly recommend her technique to enhance your art as you welcome in so much more by allowing Meike into your creative life. Love her studio too, it feels like home. 5 stars all the way!


My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Great Father’s Day gift! Meike was so helpful and taught us so much about loosening up and expressing yourself. We left having completed 3 large paintings and our “palette paintings” as well. One can’t help but feel inspired when surrounded by all the beautiful art Meike has displayed throughout the gallery. We will definitely come back for more workshops. Highly recommended experience!


Great class! If you are looking for the opportunity to improve your insight into the world of design, color, and creativity, I highly recommend Meike's class. Meike provides professional, expert instruction and offers one on one instruction to help each participant learn and experience the joy of the creative process.

Hi, I’m Meike Aton

I have been an artist all my life. I just didn't know it. Growing up in Germany, artistic creativity was considered just part of my life.

Artists are usually creative in several different areas, but focus in on one or two methods of expression.

One of my creative areas was the fiber world. I picked up fleeces on shearing day, washed, carted and spun the fibers into yarn for weaving and knitting. Sometimes I dyed the wool with plants from my farm. Numerous throws, pillows and blankets grace my sofas. Intricately patterned sweaters, scarfs and hats make up part of my wardrobe.

While drawing and painting always accompanied my life to some degree, it took center stage about ten years ago. That's when I became a full time painter.

Today I work in acrylics and mixed media, creating mostly large scale abstract paintings in bold and happy colors.

My creativity gives me great satisfaction. And that satisfaction I'd like to share with you.