Margaret-Mary & Mark Robinson

It’s nice to meet you!

Hopefully the reason you’re here is that you’re looking for something a little different to connect, entertain and perhaps even inspire. That sounds a bit serious, but we’re here to help you release the endorphins and have some fun.

We know all about fun after eloping in the UK and returning to Australia. Mark is an artist and we understand how art and being creative connects people. We want Mackay, Whitsundays and the Bowen Basin to enjoy this unique experience… so ‘Bottletops & Brushes’ was born.

Gather your friends, family and work colleagues, add some nibbles and drinky poos and have yourself a good time whilst unleashing your inner Picasso.

The reviews are in…and they’re great!

We LOVE what we do, and we’re so glad that our Paint and Sip attendees do too!
Check out some of the kind words from some recent participants.

If you’ve experienced one of our unique events, consider leaving us a review.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a variety of art for you to choose from. Our gallery is updated monthly and you can view current options here. Alternatively, you can choose a custom piece at an additional cost of $100.

Our events are held at our studio at 104 Victoria Street Mackay.

Whatever you feel comfortable in! We provide aprons to protect your clothing so you can get down and a little bit dirty!

This is a BYO party, we do not supply any drinks.

Food on the other hand you can supply yourselves or we can take the hard work out of it all with a grazing platter or two.

Definitely! By the end of the session your artwork will be dry, ready to take home and hang proudly.

The majority of our events run for 2 hours, however those events involving kids run for 90 minutes.

Please visit our booking page for current pricing.

For events further than 100km’s from Mackay city center, please contact us to confirm additional travel charges that may apply.

Due to the nature of events, we often book events in advance. If you need to cancel or reschedule your event, please give us notice in writing via email.

Cancellations within 7 days of your booked event will lead to loss of deposit.

Rescheduling within 7 days of your booked events will incur a fee equivalent to 25% of the total booking amount.


Mark is our Principal artist and co-founder. He’s been painting since he was in nappies….a long time 🤭

During a party Mark will ask for bribes (mainly chocolate)

And he is generally addressed by people enjoying our parties as “Slow Down Mark!”

Sometimes he gets in the painting zone and just loves to paint


Yvette has been holding paint & sip parties for over 3 years so she knows her way around a paint brush. She is fun loving and mischievous and is usually the life of the party

Yvette is also our mixologist for our Shake & Sip cocktail making parties. Another fun aspect of her sparkling personality and talent.

We know we’re alive when Yvette is around. We are more than delighted to have Yvette as part of our gifted team.