The owners, Penny and Terry MacInnis have had years of artistic experience. Penny taught in the public school system for 35 years, won a teaching award called An Act to Follow and was nominated several times for the Excellence of Teaching award. She is also an artist and continually takes lessons in all the mediums herself. Terry spent many years as an adult educator at the University and corporate level and started soapstone carving as a hobby ten years ago. The combination of painting and soapstone carving has given the students a breadth of artistic experience designed to bring out their inner artist.