Dreams by Janice was founded in 2007 by Janice Hambelton and Kelly Miller. In 2006 Janice decided she wanted to return to some of her passions and dreams as a young girl, and painting was one of them. This “mother and daughter” team decided to enter into a partnership and formalize the business. Dreams by Janice is the local art studio in the Old Town and surrounding communities and it offers everyone an opportunity to experience, imagine, and create through various art forms.
A mother of four, the daughter of an artist, and a great adventurer, Janice Hambelton is living her dreams. Janice was born in Michigan and inherited her love for art from her mother. She began painting at the age of 16. After moving to Maine in 1989, Janice took a hiatus from painting to raise her children. Although she initially worked in acrylics and oil paints, when she re-kindled her art career in 2003 she changed her medium to watercolors.
Nowadays you will find Janice teaching others how to have fun and find expression through painting, interior design, and other creative arts. Janice also enjoys touring and being inspired by old homes and historical mansions all over the United States.
When Janice, Kelly’s mother, decided to start a business in the arts, Kelly knew that Janice’s strong passion and unique abilities were going to result in something big. While Kelly is not an artist, she certainly enjoys fine art and has many of Janice’s pieces hanging in her home. Kelly provides strategic leadership in all business operations of the company.
In addition to supporting Dreams by Janice, Kelly works in international development in the Washington, DC area. Kelly loves to travel internationally and has visited every continent except for Antarctica.
What Makes Us Unique?
** We offer a space where you can display your artwork and crafts in public spaces within the community.
** We offer an inviting space where you and your children can create and experience the arts.
** We can make your event your unique memorable! We specialize specialize in kid and adult birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and private paint & sips.
** We work with a variety of unique clients across the community, including girl scouts, homeschoolers, senior citizens, and youth.
** We help you to become a co-creator in making the arts an important part of our community's culture.
** We provide a space for you to showcase your art in the Dreams by Janice Art Studio.