About Bottles 'n Brushes

Our Team
Owner

Julia Allen

The creator behind the masterpiece, Julia, was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Charleston’s sister city and coastal companion. With family ties and frequent visits to the Lowcountry, she decided to attend the College of Charleston from ’95 - ’97 before returning home and graduating from Tulane’s A.B. Freeman School of Business with a BSM in Finance.

From the Big Easy to the Lowcountry, Julia followed her passion and appreciation for culture, history and art and made the move official in 2003. Before opening Bottles ‘n Brushes in 2008, Julia was a real estate appraiser with Atlantic Appraisals.

She wanted to craft a business where people engage in an “experience”—a social, creative and memorable experience. Additionally, it was Julia’s appreciation and love of the arts that spurred the creation of Bottles ‘n Brushes in 2008.

In starting and owning her own company, an important part of her mission has always been, first and foremost, to support locally owned and operated small businesses. To Julia, that is Charleston’s main attraction, drawing people to its unique, rich, and captivating culture. 

Generating good will in the community with numerous fundraising events, donations, as well as community participation in local events and festivals. BNB is a proud member many of South Carolina non-profit businesses—such as those that support the arts as well as those that support local community sustainable growth.

Studio Manager

Lindsay Bilbrey

Lindsay Bilbrey is a newer member of the BNB family. She was born in Pennsylvania and raised in West Virginia, but recently relocated from their Charleston to ours. Lindsay attended Marshall University where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Healthcare Administration. After spending several years as an Area Manager, she jumped at the opportunity to relocate her family to an area with such historical charm. Lindsay loves to spend time exploring the Charleston area with her two young children and husband. She also enjoys gardening, photography, Sunday drives, a great latte, and shopping. Lindsay hopes her Business background combined with her charming personality and creativity will help Bottles 'n Brushes provide its customers with an exceptional experience for many years to come!

Meet Our Artists

Bonnie Barrow

Bonnie Barrow

Lindsey Atkins

Lindsey Atkins

Sarah Dunn

Sarah Dunn

Lyndsey Smith

Lyndsey Smith

Carley Sassman

Carley Sassman

Shelby Slaughter

Shelby Slaughter

Abby Clark

Abby Clark

Laura Watkins

Laura Watkins

Meet Our Assistants

Mikey Bell

Mikey Bell

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Micki Collet

Micki Collett

Alex Curtis

Alex Curtis

Heather Gage

Heather Gage

Brittni Imbrenda

Brittni Imbrenda

Nicole Oullette

Nicole Oullette

Meg Stokes

Meg Stokes

Dominique Tice

Dominique Tice

Denee Hanna

Denee Hanna

Kristen Samstag

Kristen Samstag

Meet Our Brush Bus Assistants

Whitney Russell

Whitney Russell

Brandy McCauley

Brandy McCauley

Meet Our Seasonal Employees

Kimmie Driggers

Kimmie Driggers

Melissa Lemons

Melissa Lemons