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About the Artist


Meet Cliff Harman

An Illinois native, husband, father of two sons and professional artist, Cliff Harman has spent his lifetime perfecting his craft.  After leaving his corporate job of 16 years in 2014, Cliff decided he would focus on his art full-time, allowing him to become the artist of Sip Parties that you know and love. Since then, his work has been displayed in the White House, shown in commercials, has been included in celebrities’ private artwork collections and is currently completed for a pending film project.

Cliff also has a background in performance art as well. In 2004 and 2005 he was a part of a comedy troupe at Second City Chicago and did several years performing stand up comedy.

Cliff with Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon at a Respect 90 Charity event in 2019.


 Cliff putting the final touches on one of his art pieces. Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.


 In love with the arts, the formation of Sip Parties in 2016 became a new outlet for Cliff to share his love for art and entertainment and turn everyone into an artist, if only for a night.

Cliff with his wife, Melanie and their sons, Josh and Ryan.

Cliff set up a really awesome Slightly Intox-O-Painted night at Pizzeria NEO in Saint Charles. Definite success! Everyone had a ton of fun and the paintings were fantastic! I heard some self-doubt going around about skill level and ability beforehand but I think Cliff did a great job- he was good at getting everyone engaged and he made sure the process wasn’t intimidating. The results were very cool. I think everyone left very pleased and seemed to have a really good time. Wine, good food and painting with a pro- what’s not to like?? Very unique. Looking forward to another.

Sara S.

Ive been to many other companies for a paint night. I will not attend another paint party other than with SIP PARTIES. Cliff hosted a private event for my bachelorette party. He personally learned a two paintings himself to teach and walk through with our group. He was attentive, hilarious , and we all ended up with masterpieces. I don’t know another company which would learn pieces of art I chose and spend the time so patiently and encouraging the whole way through!

Pamela G.