Our Artists

Debbie Ellis, The Owner

After having two children, Debbie dove into a career of Professional Photography. All was going well when inspiration hit like a landslide and she felt a calling to bring "Paint and Sip" to Southern New Hampshire. Debbie wanted to offer as many people the experience of creating art with simple instruction as well as the escape from the worries of the day…and just to have fun! "People are so busy and stressed, it’s important to take a little time for yourself and laugh with friends, family or alone, and I want to offer that to as many as I can. Since childhood, I have loved art and creating inspiring pieces of work. I have won many awards for my abilities, but took a left turn in college to make my way into the world of Advertising, Marketing and Business."

In October of 2012, The Canvas Roadshow held their first event and were the first business of its type in the area.

Crystal Beland is a true New Englander, having lived in Southern NH her entire life. She currently resides in Merrimack, NH with her husband and two daughters.

Crystal graduated from UMASS, Lowell in 2001 with her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, concentrating in Graphic Design (BFAGD). She has worked in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a Graphic Designer both In-House as well as Freelancing. Currently, she works creating logos, signage & other printed materials while Freelancing out of her home based office.

Painting has always filled that creative itch. Crystal has been painting & drawing for as long as she can rememberand can't wait to see what beautiful works of art you create!

Carla Roy currently lives in New Hampshire with her family. She has her BFA in painting with a minor in art history and MAT in art education both from Plymouth State University. She teaches art to children and adults. Currently her artwork includes working in mixed media. Carla's favorite part about working at the Canvas Roadshow is seeing everyone succeed and leave with a piece they are proud of!

Danielle Friedberg was born and raised in Derry, NH. She is a college graduate from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and a New Hampshire teaching certification K-12.

Art has always been her love, ever since she could hold a pencil.  Like art, teaching has become her passion and loves sharing her ideas and knowledge of art with people of all ages.  Danielle’s favorite mediums include watercolors, charcoal, pastels, and acrylic/oil painting. Subjects change frequently with her while creating; she believes she has artistic ADD. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, working out, and being outside with friends and family.

Kara LaMarche Originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, Kara studied Business and Fine Art at St. Michael’s College and Interior Design at Suffolk University.

She spent many years working in Marketing before making a career switch to Interior Design. She worked for Boston Interiors and a custom kitchen design firm before becoming a stay at home mom. She returned to the world of art by joining The Canvas Roadshow in 2013. She also does commissioned work for local businesses and families. 

Kara currently resides in Bedford, NH, with her husband, two boys and very large dog. 


Jodi Martin grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in English and Fine Arts. Between then and now, she has worked in Publishing and Advertising as well as running her own private tutoring and jewelry design businesses. She currently resides in Bedford with her husband and two daughters, for whom she serves as a Girl Scout leader, school volunteer, chauffeur, homework helper, cook, and cheerleader. In her free time, she indulges her love for pottery, painting, Pilates, and travel.