Staff Artists


Meet the Team
We have an incredible group of talented artists on our team!


Charles and Darlene Gilhousen purchased Picasso’s Palette in June of 2019 with aspirations of growing the Studio while maintaining a family atmosphere.  Charles is a Jacksonville native who moved to Ocala in 2013 when he and Darlene married.  Charles is a construction superintendent who oversees new construction all over the country.  Darlene has lived in Ocala since the 90’s.  Darlene has held positions in Hospitality Management,  Event Coordinating and most recently left a long time career in Accounting.


Anna grew up in Ocala and has always been inspired to create!  Her grandmother was a huge influence on her and was her inspiration for becoming an artist.  Anna’s grandmother even gave Anna all of her art supplies when she decided that she could no longer paint.  Anna is self-taught and her favorite medium is painting on ceramics!



  • Born and raised in Ocala.  Andrea has a fine arts degree from Flagler.
  • She enjoys working with ceramic pottery, glazes and acrylic painting.
  • Andrea loves all things Stitch, Disney and Batman.
  • In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, sketching, hanging out with family and watching YouTube videos.



  • Val is a Junior at Belleview High School.
  • She is involved in the AICE program and enjoys volunteering at Advent Health Ocala.
  • She loves to stay involved with serving the community by staying active in her school’s Interact Club and attending meetings and conferences with the Rotary Club of Belleview.
  • However, Val’s favorite pastime is spending time with friends and her dog, Buster.


Autumn was born in Ocala but was raised in Dunnellon on the Withlacoochee River.  She’s currently going to CF and is considering a major in early childhood education.  Her favorite movies are Dead Poet’s Society, Scream, and Kiki’s Delivery Service.  Autumn has a sketchbook dedicated solely to Adventure Time and enjoys drawing the characters.  She plans to teach English in Asia and explore for a few years after receiving her degree.  Autumn’s dream is to explore every country and learn about their languages and cultures.


  • Amanda is both an art enthusiast and art teacher.  She is thrilled to talk about anything regarding art!
  • She studied Fine Arts in NY and has worked with most art mediums but loves working clay/ceramics the best.
  • A few of her favorite things are: Disney (especially villains), animals and all things fitness.

  • EmmaBeth is a Sophomore at Forest High School in the Digital Video Production Program
  • She is active in many clubs, including: American Teen Cancer Society, ATLAS, Student Television Network and American Government Club
  • She is a Summer Counselor at Camp Kiwanis
  • EmmaBeth has logged over 500 volunteer hours!


Nic was born in California and has made his way around the country and happily ended down here in Florida.  Through his travels he has gained experience in many forms of art, as well as earned an Associate Degree in Special Effects & Makeup and a Bachelor’s Degree in Puppet Arts.  He hopes to bring new & exciting ideas and arts to the already amazing class selection at Picasso’s Palette.  He loves all things Disney, Pokémon, & dinosaur related and shares a beautiful home with an amazing fiancé and adorable fur baby.