Meet the PIP Crew!



Amelia Courtney

Amelia was born and raised in South Fulton, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in communications.  After college she moved to New York City as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, all the while maintaining an extreme love for sports! Shortly after the tragedies of September 11th she met her husband Pat, moved to Pennington, New Jersey and had 3 gorgeous daughters. Always having the drive & ambition for becoming an entrepreneur and business owner, Pretty in Paint has been a dream come true for her.



Erica Bridges

Erica grew up in Bucks County, PA and was a competitive Equestrian until she went to college in 1992.  She graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 1996 with a BS in Finance and a BA in Economics.  She was a Financial Advisor and later become a Futures & Options Analyst for Bloomberg Financial Markets.  As a mother of 2, she loves to spend time with her family, run, and paint.  With a love for both art and business, founding Pretty in Paint was a natural next step in her career.

mertMert Wray
Artist, Hiring, and Art Director

Mert Wray grew up in the small Virginia town of Lawrenceville with “brush in hand” – “my mom is an artist so we were always painting and playing with many different mediums”.  Mert’s PIP position as Art Director and artist allows her to follow her passion and being creative while attending to the needs of PIP’s whether it’s providing painting instructions or ordering supplies.  Mert graduated from Randolph Macon Woman’s College with a BA in Communications and Minors in Art History and Biology.   Working for PIP also gives Mert time to follow another passion- Yoga.  She practices, teaches and does her best to live a yogic life.    She lives in the perfect place for an artist and yoga teacher- on Oak Island in North Carolina with her husband Stan and Boykin Spaniels Luke, Pi, and Sherman.

PIP artists doing what they love!