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Art Instructor and Professional Coach in the Washington DC Area Elisabeth Vismans

About Elisabeth

Passionate about sharing my talents and fostering community, I thrive on the collective energy and strength gained from group collaboration. As a certified life coach specializing in teaching art to those starting later in life,

I bring a unique perspective and firsthand experience of overcoming challenges to inspire others.
if I can do it, anyone can, and I’m committed to supporting others in unlocking their artistic potential.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Beginning somewhere in the midst of my journey, I’ll keep it concise and to the point, as we Dutch are known for.

My venture into painting came later in life, a long-shelved passion that finally found expression when I entered the realm of the proverbial empty nest. With no job and a sparse social circle after 4 years in a beautiful, but rural part of Maryland, the absence of community posed a significant challenge for me, given its importance to my core values. Determined to rediscover myself, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention.

Fast forward two decades, I find myself dedicating the majority of my time to empowering others to pursue their true passions, regardless of what they may be. Using paint as a medium, I guide (mostly) women through a transformative process that taps into intuition, mind, and body to uncover their authentic selves.

It’s truly remarkable what can be achieved by reconnecting with our inner child and embracing our innate creativity. Join me on this exhilarating journey of self-exploration unleashing your boundless potential for personal growth and fulfillment.

Serving and sharing your talents is the most fulfilling act you can do. I’m grateful for every student, client, neighbor and friend.

Art Instructor and Creativity Coach, Washington-DC area, Elisabeth Vismans
Art instructor & Creative Coach in the Washington DC area - Elisabeth Vismans
Art instructor in the Washington DC area - Elisabeth Vismans
Art Instructor in the Washington DC Area
Art instructor in the Washington DC area - Elisabeth Vismans

Witness some of the countless paintings I’ve made throughout my artistic endeavors. While I may not boast a formal degree in art, my dedication to honing my craft led me to study under accomplished artists and persist through countless less-than-perfect creations until I mastered my technique. (primarily oil paintings).

Today, I proudly hold the title of multiple Award-Winning Artist, Art Instructor for over a decade at various institutions and schools, blending my artistic prowess with expertise in life purpose coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming. My journey from novice to expert has equipped me with a deep understanding of the challenges inherent in starting from scratch, often after a successful career, making me uniquely qualified to guide others along their own creative paths.


Believing wholeheartedly in the inherent creativity within each individual, I am passionate about empowering aspiring artists to unlock their artistic potential, regardless of their starting point. Yes, that means you too! Painting is just one of many outlets for creativity, and I’m committed to helping others discover and nurture their unique creative spark.

With my guidance and support, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.


Few Fun Facts About Me

My top 5 strengths are:

  1. Strategy
  2. WOO (winning ppl over)
  3. Achiever
  4. Positivity
  5. Responsibility
  • Believing in sharing my talents.
  • Loving  the outdoors: hiking skiing.
  • Creative Explorer, pushing boundaries.
  • Love dogs AND cats.
  • Chocolate and whiskey

My Ennegram Test Results are:

  • Type #3W2 (achiever/helper)
  • ENTJ
  • Sigma Female

Painting and Coaching

It’s hard to encapsulate the essence of this combination in just one word, but “magical” comes close. As someone deeply passionate about both painting and fostering community connections, I embarked on a journey to merge these two passions seamlessly. That’s where Coaching came in.

My quest led me to integrate intuitive painting and coaching, blending the visual language of art with the power of verbal expression, facilitating a transformative experience where the magic truly unfolds.

Today, my program encompasses a diverse array of offerings, including:

Intuitive Painting: Explore the depths of your creativity through spontaneous and intuitive artistic expression.

Visual Journaling: Delve into the intersection of imagery and words to unlock insights and foster self-discovery.

Coaching with Paint: Harness the transformative potential of painting as a tool for personal growth and empowerment.

And that’s just the beginning. With a commitment to innovation and limitless possibilities, my program extends beyond traditional boundaries, inviting participants to explore new horizons and unlock their full creative potential. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of self-exploration and empowerment, where the sky truly is the limit.

Art Instructor in the Washington DC are Elisabeth Vismans
Art Instructor and Coach in the Washington-DC area, Elisabeth Vismans

My oil paintings can be found in many private collections in America and Europe. 

Take a peak a the Gallery page to get a feel for my style. 

Art Instructor and Creative Coach in the Washington-DC area Elisabeth Vismans
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