Hi, my name is Catherine Pierce. I am 16 years old and currently a sophomore at Covenant Day School. I have lived in Matthews for my entire life and have started to appreciate the town more and more everyday. I have always had a passion for art and have been searching for a place that would allow me to grow in my passion and share it with other people as well. I have done art for as long as I can remember, whether it be an art class at school or sketching in my room. Art is the one way that I feel like I have the freedom to express myself while also expressing tough things in the world. Through this, they don’t seem as scary and sometimes even turn out to be beautiful. Art has allowed me to deal with hard things in life and appreciate the beauty in those hard things. I am so excited to be a part of The Tipsy Paintbrush and look forward to growing artistically through this opportunity!