Missi Brenneman Allen is a 7th generation native of Schuylkill County, or as  we like to say here in the coal region, a  “Skook”. She began painting in oils at the age of 6 and quickly gave up her dream of becoming an astronaut after being told she was too good at this art thing to be a space cadet! She went to some really great schools since then and even studied with a portrait painter from the age of 11 until she was 17, and apprenticed for a sculptor for 3 years during college. Missi attended schools in Philadelphia and Paris ultimately earning her BA in Communication Arts from PA College of Art & Design with a degree in Graphic Design & Illustration, Missi’s work is greatly influenced by her fine art background. This is evident in her logo design and other illustrative work. It’s this “painters touch” that gives Missi’s work a softness, and her graphic design study adds a sharp edge. She discovered the versatility and softness of pastels after her son was born as she no longer had time to wait 6 months

for an oil painting to dry!

She has been working in pastels ever since.


Her work has been shown in galleries and many are in private collections throughout the US, Canada and Europe.


Missi’s funky style has made for a busy freelance career. She is also passionate about art education and has worked in that field since college. As a teacher and administrator, she led the Artists in Education Program in Schuylkill County’s public schools for 10 years and currently gives private art classes and portfolio prep classes for college bound art students in her studio at the WalkIn Art Center, Studio 314, in Schuylkill Haven, PA.


 Serving children and adults in Schuylkill, Berks, Lehigh and surrounding counties, Missi  teaches painting and drawing for children and adults at her studio and when requested at various locations.


Missi is available for private art lessons, face & body painting for adult & children’s parties and events, fine art commissions such as murals, portraits, nudes, houses and other renderings, and print design.

Please email missiallen@verizon.net

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In addition to the work seen here, Missi Allen specializes in custom art. You may Email Missi with any questions or a new project: missiallen@verizon.net.

Or visit these sites:


Portraits: www.custompaintedportraits.com


Face Painting for parties: www.facepaintingpros.com


Live Event Painting: www.custompaintedportraits.com


Caricature drawings:

www.party-caricatures.com


Schuylkill County themed

“Skook” art: www.skookart.com

Missi’s studio #314 at the Walkin Art Center. www.WalkInArtCenter.com

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