Leigh Ann Stastny is our Life on Canvas Paint & Sip Glendale/Phoenix owner. Leigh Ann was a veterinarian for 21 years. Now she is on the journey of sharing her passion for art and painting with guests of all ages and skills. She finds joy in seeing the creativity unfold in each class and seeing the smiles a completed masterpiece brings to everyone's face. Her studio is an extension of her home - when you are here you are her guest and she takes pleasure in providing the best possible experience she can.
Leigh Ann Stastny, Life On Canvas Owner
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be a veterinarian. My passions as a young girl were
pets and drawing. All through my childhood and into high school these passions were
my driving force. I loved my science classes as well as my art classes. As the demands
to take higher level science classes grew I had to make the decision to no longer take
the art classes and dedicate myself fully to becoming a veterinarian.
For the past 21 years I have been a successful veterinarian. For the last 15 years I have
been part of AZ Pet Vet; a PLC of over 20 hospitals in Arizona. I have worked in the two
busiest practices within this group: Arrow Animal Hospital and Surprise Animal Hospital.
I have been a partner/owner in both hospitals.
Two years ago when my family was visiting for Christmas I spent most of the time
coloring with my 12 year old niece. I had long forgotten that artistic part of myself. After
the holidays and over 300 markers later, coloring became a huge hobby and source of
joy for me.
Then about a year ago I decided to try painting. I’ve had no formal training so I found
direction on You Tube. Painting became more meaningful for me than I ever anticipated.
One night a friend took me to a local paint-wine studio. I was hooked. I love how the
painting blends with the social experience.
Since then I have hosted several painting parties for my staff and friends. I love people,
I love to entertain and take delight in all the small details that bring the whole experience
together. It brings me joy to watch people create something they didn’t believe was
So who am I? I am a daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, veterinarian, creative woman, hostess, mentor, and above all a woman who loves to give to people and make their lives richer.
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