MARY LOU BRADLEY & JOE GROOMFOUNDERS OF PAINT MONKEY
Mary Lou Bradley and Joe Groom started Paint Monkey in December of 2011. They’re a husband and wife team. Mary Lou is a native Pittsburgher who lived in New York for 30 years and returned in 2011. Joe is a native New Yorker and has been an artist all of his life. He attended the High School of Art & Design and Parsons School of Design. Mary Lou has a background in operations, so she runs the business and plays hostess when they’re working parties. Joe takes care of all the art at Paint Monkey. He still teaches classes and designs paintings for our followers to paint. Together they have built this business from the ground up, as they are not a franchise. They both love the meeting of people aspect of the business. They always say, “it’s like we’re having a party each night, we just don’t know who’s coming”.
They enjoy collecting mid-century furniture and spending time with their beloved Boston Terrier, Roxy.
Jesse has a BFA with Teacher Certifcation from Slippery Rock University. Her favorite media is painting and fibers. In her spare time she likes to make art, take Taekwondo, read and watch Doctor Who.