We all have the power to create beauty and light in this world.
Through creation we can fight injustice, rid ourselves of fear and doubt or simply find peace and relaxation behind the rhythm of a brush on canvas. Art belongs to everyone. Creation is our calling. Paint, is for the PEOPLE!
Artist and Founder
B.A. in Art Education, 22 year veteran public school teacher
Joy McNeal-Smith is a wife, mother of 3, proud Maryland native and founder of Paint 4 the People.
Joy graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1997 with a B.A. in art education. After graduation, Joy worked as a freelance artist, Licensed Childcare Director and private art instructor. Joy currently works as a veteran art teacher with Baltimore City Public schools. While dedicating 19 years of service as a teacher, Joy continued to create custom art work in oil and acrylic for individual clients, paint faces for school and church events and create indoor murals.
After attending a local paint party with friends, Joy was inspired to host and teach a party of her own. With the help of friends, Joy instructed a paint party, years after that first local event. That evening Joy discovered a new way to share her passion for art, love of education and the power of creativity with her community. From that artistic gathering, Paint 4 the People was born.
We bring the art party to you! In person and now VIRTUALLY!
At home, a rented space or your favorite restaurant, you invite your guests and we will do the rest!
New products available! Wooden ornaments and flower pots!
Gallery wrapped canvases available in 8x10, 9x12, 12x12, and 16x20, wine glasses and jute bags. Each guest is provided with an apron, disposable palette, easel, paint, brushes and a canvas of their own. Instruction time is fun and professional and lasts 2 – 3 hours. Choose a party theme and an image to paint. Our goal is to customize the creative experience to you and your guests interests and ability level.
Face & Belly Painting
Paint 4 the People offers a vast assortment of full/partial face and belly designs to choose from. Pretty flowers, magical unicorns and stars to super heroes, villains and scary skulls… we can do it all!
Belly Painting for expectant mothers is conducted gently and privately. We can accommodate any theme or create a
one-of-a-kind memory for just for you!
If you are looking for elaborate designs and have a special event to plan or just a few quick and simple faces we have the materials and talent to meet your needs. We use only the highest quality FDA compliant face paint and pride ourselves on safe sanitary services.
Our fees include table and chair set up, display sign, image menu and artist. Indoor or covered space protecting from wind, sun and rain required.
Our aim is to craft a personal interior mural design that fits your style and budget.
Paint 4 the People helps you bring beauty to the rooms and spaces that are central to your life. Whether you are welcoming a little one to their nursery, setting the scene for a man cave or remixing a teens bedroom or den, we have a design and artist for you.