Welcome Message

“Invest in your future”

From Our Organizer ~ Karen Owens

If you have come to this site then you are making the first step to “INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE” and possibly attend our annual FPBA Convention. I would like to start by saying “you have come to the right place.”

We are putting together a convention designed to ease your fears, help you network and make new friends, and learn from some of the most talented instructors from all around the world!

I believe it is VERY IMPORTANT for everyone to feel comfortable and a part of the group before any real learning can start. We will be putting together an ‘icebreaker’ that will provide you with instant networking contacts and help you find your true self so you can find your wings and FLY!

When I attended my first convention in 2002 I thought I was a ‘pretty good painter’. THEN I saw the awesome work of some of the best painters in the world and I thought I was way out of my league!

~ But you know what..? ~

No one ever made me feel that way, I just had to get past my fears and learn to expect MY personal best and not feel as if I was ‘competing’ with others.

I want to share this feeling of empowerment with you!

Join us this November and see what the buzz is all about!

We have four days of education and fun waiting just for you.  With world class instructors, activities and classes to enhance your networking, business and personal skills and a vendor room stocked full of all the supplies you can imagine, I would like to personally assure you that you will find everything that you are looking for, and MORE, at this convention.

Please feel free to e-mail me or call me with any questions, suggestions or concerns.  I’d love to hear from you.

Until we meet, please take the time to learn more about our wonderful teachers, take a look at the schedule of all the fun exciting events we have lined up, and some of the incredible confidence building course material in our classes section of the website.  Be sure not to miss our gallery of inspirational artwork.

Also remember that we are making this convention for you – so we are also making this website for you!  We would love your input on any type of content that will make your vitual experience, a fullfilling precursor to the REAL LIVE event in St. Louis!

Thanks, Karen