Cara Calvert-ThomasPinot's Palette
Artist Training Director
Cara moved to Houston in 2015 after working as a lead artist at Pinot’s Palette – Lakewood in Dallas since their 2011 opening. In addition to managing the Master Painting Library, Cara trains and hires artists, develops training resources for our studios, provides ongoing support to ensure their success, and enthusiastically promotes the Pinot’s Palette mission of providing extraordinary customer service in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. She grew up in Alaska and moved to the “Lower 48” to earn her BAEd in Visual Arts Education from the University of Kansas. Her next 10 years were teaching elementary art in Oklahoma and providing professional development to teachers from across the country at Northeastern State University’s Great Expectations Summer Institute. When she isn’t dancing and singing for customers, Cara’s free time is spent painting in her home studio, gardening, traveling, enjoying live music and hanging out with her husband and dogs.