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Meet Our Team! 

Local Art - Local Artists! When you join us at The Paint Buzz, not only are you experiencing something new, but you are only creating local artists work! We can't tell you how excited we are to be in our second year and all of the amazing people we have met along the way! The community support inspires us to keep creating new fun paintings for everyone to enjoy! We are thrilled to add Paint Classes for Kids coming in October!  It's true what they say - it is a dream job :-) 


Tracy Hofius, Co-Owner of The Paint Buzz (on the right) was inspired to be a part of the Arts community after spending the last 10 years at North Star Child Development Center, a Private Pre-School with classes from Toddler to Pre-K! North Star is an inclusive school welcoming kids of all abilities and disabilities! Education Programs, Arts Program, Music Programs are all part of her daily goals at North Star! Along with North Star we opened the Paint Buzz as a fun community program expanding on Art Programs and the fun world of Paint & Sip! She has two teens and her husband Larz is often seen buzzing around!

Beth Marceau, Co-Owner of The Paint Buzz has always been crafty and started Acrylic Painting after retirement! Opening an Art Studio is her life's dream! Partnering with her daughter Tracy, she is excited to meet new people, have fun while painting, assisting our Lead Artists, and you might even see her Instructing a class or two! Her husband Kirk of 40 years, is always busy behind the scenes and enjoys this new chapter of our lives! You can be sure both will be buzzing around at The Paint Buzz! 

Beth is also on the Board of Directors for The Coeur d'Alene Arts & Culture Alliance to support local fundraising and awareness for local Artists! Beth is on the Finance committee, the Studio Tour committee as well as supporting efforts for the Riverstone Concert Series!


Stacie Boyer is a 2005 BFA graduate from The Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Lakewood, CO. Specializing in children's books, she completed her third published book, Jonny Luck & the Traveling Circus, in 2012. In addition to Illustration and painting, she also has a graphic design background, graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2000 with an AA of visual communication. In 2014 she started an online Etsy shop called Perennial Thrift with the motto: Art, Recycle, Upcycle. She lives in Spokane Valley, WA with her husband, son and two big dogs.

As a Paint Buzz artist my goal is to add as much variety to the paint library that I can. I believe this starts with a solid composition, which I learned while studying both illustration and design. I get most of my inspiration from nature, but also from fashion magazines and modern patterns. I like to work with pops of bold colors while adding clean lines and strong silhouettes. Ultimately I want to create a positive painting experience and for you to walk away with a great piece of art.



Jennifer Crum AKA Jenivieve...Was born a wild child but still studied at EWU from 2004-2008 and also at SCC through 2009.

The Arts have always been a steady addition to her education. But after being emerged into motherhood over the last several years, most of her artistic energy has been utilized through class auction projects for her two boy's annual school fundraiser. She also spends a great deal of time with the students volunteering in the classrooms.

Jen has always had a love for the Arts and has the ability to see the beauty in everything. Art has and always will be a way of expression in her life and feels it's just good for everyone's soul! In her free time Jen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, jewelry making, reclaiming of objects as art... often using multimedia to create with, and of course painting!!!

She considers herself a jack of all trades but a master of none! I cannot wait to go on this artistic journey together! Let's paint... Wild and freely!

Aubrey McCarty 

Hello world! I am 26 years old and a mother to an awesome little boy. I am very passionate about life and living it to the fullest potential!

My hobbies include spending time with my amazing friends and family, exploring nature, spending way too much time drinking coffee, and reading books. I am currently training for American Ninja Warrior, I coach kids ninja classes, and I am a personal trainer as well.

Art has always been very important to me, and I am so extremely excited to be apart of The Paint Buzz team where I get to influence creativity in the community! I am looking forward to meeting you and creating some awesome paintings with you!


Savannah Irene Buppert

I am a newlywed, who lives happily with my husband and two birds. Psychology is my field of study, as the human mind is vast and wondrous. However, art has always been my joy, escaping from the world into canvas and paint.

I am so happy to be able to share my joy with Paint Buzz! I am working here because I believe that everyone deserves to master the paintbrush and experience the serenity of creating an individual masterpiece.


2145 N. Main Street, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 208-667-1007
Serving Coeur d'Alene, CDA, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Sandpoint, Hayden, Idaho
and Spokane, Spokane Valley, Washington.