beer and a brush

About karen

Karen Schuch (Shook), is the master artist for Beer and a Brush. She was born and raised in Northern Michigan. Concentrating in Interior Design and Psychology, she received a Bachelors of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University.  Shortly after Karen was a successful muralist in Chicago.  Even though her family was priority, Karen’s work became renowned in both commercial and residential applications.  In July 2003, she received national recognition in Country Sampler Decorate with Paint magazine.  The featured article titled “Gutsy Decorating” details only one of Karen’s beautifully designed interiors. 


 In 2004 Karen and her family moved to Arizona.  As a mother of four teaching came naturally.  For over five years, she enjoyed instructing art to students, kindergarten through eighth grade, in the west valley.  Karen’s most notable local public murals are in Porter Elementary School, Imagine Rosefield and PGA Gymnastics.

Karen’s children are her world.  Her oldest son, Trevor McCumby, is a professional boxer.  Trevor has been boxing since he was seven years old, turned pro at the age of seventeen.  Since Trevor started boxing, Karen expressed her love and dedication to her son and his passion by “hiding” a pair of boxing gloves in each painting.  She encourages all of her students to include that “special something” in their finished art piece.  Second to her children, Karen devotes herself to creating and teaching others about art.
“My mission in life is to share my passion of painting to the world and if I touch one person then I have accomplished that."


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Paint Night

If its a girl's night, date night, or just a night away, Beer and a Brush brings you the ultimate new experience. No painting (or drinking) experience required. All  supplies provided for you and everyone leaves with their own masterpiece