Meet the Staff: Alicia Bynoe

At Kayla's Creative Art Studio, Central NJ's ultimate destination for paint and sip fun, we pride ourselves on giving our clients a fun, creative, relaing, and intimate experience! Forget stuffy and snooty art studios and instead, kick back while our talented and entertaining art instructors lead you on a creative journey through paint and wine!

While you're getting ready to attend one of our classes or hold your next big event or celebration here, why not get to know our art staff in the meantime?

Meet Alicia:

Alicia Bynoe was born in Barbados and immigrated to New Jersey at the age of three.  From an early age art was her favorite pastime.  She enjoyed coloring books, drawing supermodels, jungle scenes, and anything her imagination would allow.  Her mother was also a skilled artist, and helped nurture Alicia’s creativity by drawing with her often.   Soon her interest in art blossomed into a serious passion. 

Alicia, Staff

Alicia always knew that she wanted a career related to art.  Her love of children led her to pursue a career in teaching because it was the greatest way to share her passion with others.  Alicia attended Kean University and received her BA in Fine Arts Education In May of 2008.  She currently teaches elementary art in Bernards Township.  She utilized her knowledge of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, computer arts, and a variety of media to inspire her lessons.

In addition to teaching full-time, Alicia wanted to further enhance her skills by going back to Kean University to obtain her MA in Fine Arts Education.  She focused her attention on mastering watercolors and exhibited a series inspired by her old neighborhood.  She also loves to visit galleries and museums to stay current in the art community.  Some of her favorite artists include, Andrew Wyeth for his subdued color palette, Salvador Dali for his surreal dreamlike paintings, Caravaggio for his dramatic use of light and dark, and contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu for her unique use of collage. 

Alicia always enjoys a glass of wine to get the creative juices flowing.  In the winter months she appreciates a nice glass of Shiraz or Rioja, and who doesn’t love a nice refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio during the summer.  If she is feeling a little adventurous she may opt for Rosé.

Here is some of Alicia's artwork:

Alicia's Art Work #1

Alicia's Artwork#2


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