FullSizeRender Val 6.jpg

Valery Larson, Founder and President of Creative Art Break. Val has taught children and adults individually and at the Art Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. She studied classical realism at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Art Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her love of both art and travel have taken her England and Wales, the Middle East, Puerto Rico and the East Coast of Mexico. While in Mexico she found a new connection to the amazing life under the waves by sketching underwater. She currently lives and works near the coast of Northern California.

Consultant, Tracy Stanley is an artist who loves working with all kinds of art materials and sharing her creativity with others. She is excited to spark the creative skills of the individuals she works with.  She studied art at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and taught art classes in Napa, California. She writes and illustrates books in the Redwoods of Northern California.

pic of jill.JPG

Consultant and travel specialist, Jill Baker, brings experience and creativity to the team with her background in travel and her B.S. in Business from the University of Redlands.  With 19 countries under her belt and sea adventures with Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, and Princess Cruise lines, she is always up for a new adventure.