We're Paintillio.

Two best friends who took a crazy idea and turned it into a meaningful way for communities to come together to celebrate, create, and collaborate.

It started with a gentle jest about Lyssa’s skill as an artist and how you ‘almost couldn’t see the numbers’ in her paintings (*cue eye roll*).

As an artist would so thoughtfully do, Lyssa went to work on making the world’s best paint-by-numbers of that person so they could eat (paint) their words. She did it by hand - spending hours getting the outline and detail just right. Thing is - it turned out good. Like, really really good.

She did a few more for friends as wedding gifts and what struck her—beyond seeing the stunning finished products—was the the joy, connection and meaningful memories that collaborating on a creative project was generating between guests.

Then, the requests started rolling in for her handmade paint-by-numbers in a wave she—and her right hand—could no longer keep up with. So she turned to Scott; a talented software developer who just happened to be the husband of fellow artist/entrepreneur Jess.

With Scott's talent for turning ideas into programs (and naming businesses, it turns out), Jess's uncanny ability to spot a business concept in bloom, and Lyssa's creative direction, Paintillio was born.

By taking the process digital, we have been able to bring the experience and the joy of coming together to celebrate, create and collaborate to events around the world. #innovate

We’ve seen again and again that the beauty of the finished product is only a small portion of each painting’s power.

The connection they generate is meaningful.

The calming effect the act of painting has on participants is zen-inducing.

And the sense of contribution and belonging they foster from every hand that goes into a painting is inspiring to say the least.  

Creating on (and with) purpose.

We’re out to be thoughtful, intentional (and yes, innovative) in all the ways we propagate Paintillio and bring more art to more communities.

No matter where we show up, we’re dedicated to bringing and being our best, while living into our purpose of making people happy through creativity, connection, community and collaboration.

Paintillio is proudly (and enthusiastically) 100% women owned and led. And, while we’re here to support all thoughtful, creative and community-minded folk, we’ll surely raise an extra loud roar for other women bringing their dreams to life through business. Local matters to us - which is why we keep our products handcrafted right here in BC, Canada, with over 80% of our product coming from local suppliers.

It’s our mission to stay conscious, to remain thoughtful, and to actively choose partnerships, projects and possibilities that bring more of these values to life. It’s our commitment to keep on creating, in the name of community. And, to celebrate along the way - because what is life without a party (especially a Paintillio party)?