About Us

Mary Grace and Rebecca Darragh are mother and daughter that share a love for art and fun.   Our goal is to help everyone realize their inner artist while having fun.

Happy Our Art was born in Kalamazoo where Rebecca has lived for the last 10 years.  Growing up in Kalamazoo in a house where expressing your creative individuality was stressed  she spent her weekends at KIA.  When Rebecca was in high school she realized her love for art could be something more and ended up at Western Michigan University to continue to grow her talent.  This is the very place where Rebecca’s passion for partying came to fruition.  Now that she has a family of her own she wanted to a way to share that love for creativity along with having fun with family and friends.

Mary, a graduate of Western Michigan University has her degree in education.  After spending many years teaching throughout the Kalamazoo area she eventually retired.  Realizing retirement wasn’t  her thing she started her own massage practice.   Missing her true love, teaching, she decided to team up with her daughter and put her own talents to use by helping create an easy step by step system to paint beautiful designs.

Instructors

Felicia Thomas-

Rachel Stickney-This local gal was born and raised in Kalamazoo. Rachel earned her degree in Fine Arts from Western Michigan University with an emphasis in painting. She has since continued her love of painting by exhibiting work throughout Michigan as well as adventuring in Italy! Rachel has a quirky, fun personality and wishes to share her creativity with anyone and everyone!

Rhea Krengle- Rhea has been with Happy Our Art for almost two years now. She is the newest member of Happy Our Art’s team and absolutely loves her job! Just like our other instructor Rachel , Rhea also got her BFA in painting from Western Michigan University.  She loves getting the chance to teach people of all ages and hopes to some day go back to school for art education. Until then, she enjoys teaching at Happy Our Art and painting Michigan’s beautiful landscapes.

Rebecca Darragh along with the Happy Our Art instructors are continually designing new original paintings to keep your interest.  We have designed each piece with our step by step instructional concept in mind.  We hope you enjoy our art!