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Our Story

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Hi, I’m Jennifer Ferguson!

Call me Jenn for short!

I am the owner of Artistic Painting Studio and my belief is that every single person has a creative side, some won’t admit it and others are always searching for ways to express it!

The later is ME, through and through. Which one are you??

My love for painting is what lead me to open up my own shop, but my passion for teaching others and seeing the amazing projects they create is what has been the most fulfilling part of my career.

There is no better feeling than seeing the joy and pride my students exhibit after creating something they never thought the would be able to create themselves! 

The Artistic Painting Studio Story

To begin, Artistic Painting Studio started out as a small stencil shop called – The Stenciled Garden. In 1989 (goodness seems like an eternity ago) I sold my beloved jet skis to raise some capital to get my small stencil shop off the ground. 

Little did I know what was ahead, but it started an amazing journey that has captured my last 30+ years of my life!! 

Here are some of the highlights over the last 30+ years! 

1989 – The Stenciled Garden Opens
1991 – My first child, Ashley, is born!
1993 – My second child, Tyler, is born!
1994 – Started my own Stencil line which has grown over the years
1990’s – taught most of Fresno County how to stencil and faux finish
2000-2003 – Authored four books – Painted Chairs, Painted Whimsies, Transformations, & Painted Fabric Fun
2004-20010 – Appeared as a guest on the Carol Duvall show and several others
2005 – Changed name of business to the Artistic Painting Studio
2012 – Move business & life from Fresno, CA to Huntington Beach, CA
2016 – Daughter, Ashley,  joins the team to run all things social media & digital marketing
2018 – Son, Tyler, joins the team to help with business operations  

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The Artistic Painting Studio Dream Team


“Hi, I’m Ashley! I have been helping my mom around her studio since I can remember! In 2016, I took on a more permanent role as the Social Media Manager for APS. Today, I would consider myself more of the Director of Digital Marketing, as you’ll find me doing everything from posting on Instagram and Facebook, to crafting the perfect email and blog posts.

I currently live in Fresno, CA where I am a full-time Executive Assistant at a financial company [studying for my Real Estate License]. You could say I’m multi-passionate!? LOL! I graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and minor in Marketing. My hobbies include CrossFit, reading a good book, binge-watching the latest Netflix series, and watching ALL THE baseball and hockey!”

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“Hi, I’m Tyler and I have been helping out my mom over the years around her studio while I’m home. In the Fall of 2018, I took on a more permanent role of doing anything I can behind the scenes while away from Huntington Beach.

I am currently chasing my dream of playing baseball, which has taken me all over the United States & Canada over the past 8 years. I graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where I studied Sports Management & Finance.”



“Ruff! My name is Cleo, short for Cleopatra, and Jenn is my grandma. Occasionally you will find me in the Studio hanging out (mostly sleeping) and waiting for the delivery drivers to come to give me treats!! I was rescued in North Carolina in August of 2017 while my daddy was playing baseball there.

I enjoy snuggling, long walks on the beach, and will do pretty much anything for a treat. :)”

Stay Connected With Us

As I said at the start of this page, my passion is to teach the things I’ve learned over the last 30 years. If you would like to learn the Grayson Finish below, fill out your information and it will be sent directly to your email!