In our always connected world of social media and real-time everything, it can be easy to feel an overload of information. Art offers an outlet and release from that.
Our mission at Inspired is to provide you a fun and entertaining mini escape from the demands of life. We designed a relaxed space where you can uncork and unwine (yes, pun intended!), take a deep breath and discover your own creativity. If you feel the urge to sing or dance to the tunes we play during the process, go for it. Any creativity is welcome here!
The atmosphere is laid back; it's all about having a great time. Who knows, after sipping your favorite vintage and enjoying good music, by the night's end, you might call yourself the next Picasso! Come with your friends, family, partner, colleague or by yourself. For less than the price of a mani/pedi, you leave with a personal keepsake masterpiece while fostering deeper connections with other guests. Whether it's our step-by-step painting or wine educational classes, our events are geared for all levels.
We offer a wide range of classes across various mediums: acrylic, oil, watercolor, textured painting, watercolor and fluid. No other art studio wine bar in Orange County offers professional painting and wine classes all in one place. Check out our calendar and pull up a chair at an upcoming event. We look forward to meeting you!
Karen Nguyen is a dynamic executive, entrepreneur and educator with a successful track record in corporate, start-up and non-profit environments.
As a serial entrepreneur in the arts/entertainment and wine industry, Karen grew her first business, Inspired Art Wine, to 29,000+ customers worldwide and 250+ corporate clients since 2016. In 2018, Karen founded Inspired Somm, where she brings an entertaining, informative and modern approach to wine education aimed at Millennials and Generation Z markets. In the same year, Pour Fine Art launched featuring Karen's classic contemporary art. Clio-nominated, her work can be seen publicly at her gallery in Costa Mesa, World Trade Center, John Wayne Airport, City Hall, galleries and exhibitions internationally.
In 2021, Inspired Vineyards launched featuring a collection of art-inspired wines produced in Napa Valley. Each label is a varnished print from one of Karen's original paintings that range in size from 4 to 6 feet and tells a story of her motherland, Vietnam. In 2022, her wine labels were awarded the Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.
She received her Bachelor and MBA from University of California, Irvine and is bilingual (fluent in Vietnamese). Plus, she has worked and traveled in 50+ countries!