Colleen Thornbrugh of Sun Face Studio is a professional and teaching artist from Knoxville, TN.


Colleen has years of experience working in the community teaching K-12 children. Colleen has taught hundreds of students and has worked extensively teaching art with the Great Schools Partnership in Knoxville via the Knoxville Museum of Art, University of Tennessee, Boys & Girls Clubs and more. Colleen enjoys teaching a wide range of students including homeschool students ages K-12 at Thursday Connection Homeschool Cooperative. She has a passion for helping her students experiment with many different media – everything from oil pastels to stop motion animation and puppet building!


When not teaching classes, Colleen works as a painter from her home studio. Colleen's paintings are mainly non-representational, meant to evoke the inner landscape. She loves to work intuitively, experimenting with color and texture. 

Colleen lives in Knoxville with her husband and daughter.