Gina Impoco-Hunt
Owner of Cheers Art Studio

Gina has a background in marketing and event coordinating. She has worked as a regional marking coordinator for a national retail chain and local businesses where she specialized in creating fun events for children and adults.

When a friend invited her to a paint and wine class a few years ago she loved the idea. She saw how much the guests enjoyed the event and realized that she would like to open her own studio to bring that experience to others.

Gina is a military spouse and the proud mother of two small children.

Cary Michael Robinson
Studio artist at Cheers Art Studio

Cary Michael is a native of Mobile, Alabama and currently resides in Alexandria. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida A&M University, where he was founder and president of the FAMU Fine Arts Society and graphic artist for the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. He received his Master of Arts in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design, and has assisted the YMCA and the Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations with marketing and branding, as well as mentoring of children ages 10-16.

Cary Michael is currently a Leasing and Marketing Manager for a local real estate business. He also enjoys assisting clients with designs ranging from oil and acrylic paintings to graphic illustrations through his freelance business, SCM Design Solutions. He enjoys being a socialite, planning events for his friends, and is passionate about taking one’s imagination and making it into a reality.

Teresa LC Ahmad
Studio artist at Cheers Art Studio

After years working behind the scenes in public relations, advertising, marketing and radio, Teresa began focusing strictly on her art career in 2005. She began as the Director for the local Art Center and after six years there now devotes her time to family and her art work. Teresa’s portfolio consists primarily of pen & ink, but she also enjoys painting in acrylics and working in chalk pastels.

Teresa’s art works can be seen throughout the East Coast, PA, Texas and Hawaii, and some of her paintings are part of permanent art collections. Her art can also be seen in various companies and organizations marketing materials. She’s been juried into many shows, shown artwork in several judged shows, and has won awards for her art.

Teresa was honored with Signature Member status with the American Society of Marine Artists in 2010. She is also affiliated with many other art organizations and non-profits throughout Virginia.   www.tlcillustration.com