J.P. Panter, about the Artist...

“One day, now several years ago, a fellow artist friend called me and explained that he was going out of the country for the better part of a month and asked if I could cover a calligraphy job, it was a wedding. I‘d had just a little previous training, but knew my way around a pen so we met with the client. After practicing every day for the better part of three months, I took on the job. Then a friend of theirs called. And another friend called, and pretty soon, I had more calligraphy work than illustration work. The rest, as they say, is history.

“I‘m from a family educators, parents, sister, aunts, a few cousins have all been certified professional teachers. I took a different path in the arts, but of course I‘m very influenced to value education and continuing personal enrichment. Now I go to the big conferences every year, and get calligraphy instruction from the very best calligraphers alive. I also have the great pleasure of lots of work and that gives me the opportunity to hone my craft all day long.”

“J.P.” Is a professional artist with a BFA from Western Michigan University (painting) and attended the acclaimed Academy of Art University (MFA for Illustration). She has had a business license in Napa since 2005, she‘s been a member of the Napa Chamber of Commerce (2010-2011), and is a member of local and nationally recognized calligraphy guilds. Currently, she works in a fabulous 1920‘s Bungalow studio building just off of Fuller Park in downtown Napa, where she meets with clients several times a week throughout the busy summer wedding season. She has corporate clients in both Napa and Sonoma Counties.

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