Julie Ann McKevitt 

Executive Director + Founder

Julie has worked with groups of all ages and needs.  She loves bringing fun projects and new painting techniques to students, allowing them self-expression in the creative process.

Adopting a love of acrylic painting from her grandmother, Julie Ann began painting at a young age. While studying business and dance at the University of Miami, she began painting commissions for friends and family during her free time. 

In 2012, she decided to pursue art full time. Since then, Julie had the honor of painting a large-scale mural for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine as well as designing one of the City of Decatur’s official postcards.  She has been commissioned to paint for clients throughout the country.

After witnessing a strong need for artistic outlets for youth, Julie and her husband, Aaron, began Paint Love.  She believes in the therapeutic power art can have and strives to give young people the ability to grow through art. Julie and Aaron currently reside in Decatur, GA.


Laura Shaw

Operations manager

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Laura is most passionate about empowering youth through creativity. Growing up as a ballet dancer, and later teaching dance in inner-city schools, she fell in love with the transformative power of art and sought to find innovate ways to incorporate creative outlets and opportunities into the lives of young people. Laura earned her master's degree at Boston University, and with a background in arts + community engagement and non-profit program management, Laura found the perfect mix of her experience and enthusiasm working with Paint Love. She also loves yoga and traveling and recently earned her yoga teacher certification and is always planning her next trip. 


Lauren Holsombeck

Community Engagement Coordinator

Lauren has always been interested in nonprofit startup companies and she loves working with youth programs. During college, she sought out experiences that allowed her to do both. Throughout these experiences, she began realizing she had a passion for emotional health. She believes that creating emotionally healthy children is a crucial role in the nonprofits that work with youth. Although Lauren doesn’t consider herself artistically gifted, she believes in the transformative power that art can have on everyone, especially children. She loves that Paint Love allows her to combine her interests of empowering youth and nonprofit management. She’s always happy to make a new friend and loves hearing about innovative projects. Outside of work, she can be found with a book in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other.


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