Yes, paint parties! You know, where you relax, socialize, maybe share a few drinks with friends, and get behind that easel and create! Although it is very different than my "day" job, I have ventured into the world of paint parties. I guarantee you do not have to know how to paint or even be artistic. This is a stress free time to relax and be creative!

My designs are personally created for the non-artist to be able to successfully paint in a 2 hour time period!    

I am in the process of setting up some permanent space, but am also available for private bookings - all I need are some tables and chairs, and access to water! 

Contact me for pricing and dates.

C.A. Dawley

fine artist

Whether an artist, or looking to improve your art skills, I offer private oil painting lessons in my Cranford, NJ studio. Artists are always inspired, regardless of their skill level, and can benefit from learning the techniques of other artists. Private lessons are $50/hr and a flexible schedule can be worked out. I encourage a relaxed, non-stressful environment. If interested, please contact me at