OUR MISSION: DNA Creative Shoppe's mission is to offer Bermuda's creative community a quality art and crafts shop with comparable pricing to the U.S. and Canada. Important to us, as well, is a platform of learning and exploring through videos that we create, as well as curating videos from others, in addition to posts on our blog. We are also there for you with any questions you may have and over the years have helped many of you reach your goals. Creative challenges and competitions are also offered throughout the year. We are committed to the success of our creative community and truly believe that the arts, in all its forms, are an important asset to our society. We strive to be the hub of our creative community and work towards this goal each and every day.
Who are we? Well, the quick answer is Lexy and Dion Correia, owners of DNA Group.....but, I'm sure that's not what you were looking for.
We are both artists. Lexy is a professional painter and well-versed in every medium we sell in the store as she is also an avid sewer. Dion is a graphic designer, digital artist and illustrator.
For years, Lexy wasn't satisfied with the selection of professional art materials available to her on the island and had many a stressful day when paintings were planned out, only to find the size canvas and/or materials needed were not available on the island. When DNA Group was formed, it had been discussed to bring in art materials to sell but, they had heard from others that they had the same idea. So, they thought it best to focus their investment elsewhere. Lexy started to import her own art materials in through the business.
In 2011 with no new art supplier in sight and many grumblings from fellow local artists that they couldn't get what they needed, when they needed or that the prices were too high, it was decided to go ahead and bring in art materials to sell. The intention was to bring in items for a few artists which snow-balled into our original website that was previously built for this purpose and has now been totally rebuilt to show all that is available through our brick and mortar store. Apparently there was a HUGE need for this on the island!
As an artist, Lexy has a good idea of necessities needed to keep a professional as well as a hobby artist happy. She scours her suppliers for good deals as well as the best quality products available. She knows that many professional artists, over time, realise the necessity for top notch tools and products to make their artwork the absolute best it can be. We strive to carry what we think is needed. If you ever look and can't find what you need, please do contact us so that we can source it out for you. We are more than happy to accommodate special orders.
We believe that customer service and fair pricing are an integral part of DNA Creative Shoppe. As artists, we also know that inspiration can hit at any time. Our general hours for pick-up with online orders are from 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday with deliveries in the City of Hamilton before 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and after 5:00 p.m. in the other parishes. Our pricing remains fair since starting as an online-only business and our store, while in Hamilton, is not in the heart of the city but just on the outskirts of the city, allows us the opportunity in keeping our prices competitive and reasonable for our creative community. We do our utmost to keep things realistic for both you, the customer, as well as ourselves, a business with the intent of serving the creative community but, also one that makes enough to keep the doors open.
We will continue to grow our inventory as the business grows and aim to fill any gaps that are currently here on the island, not limited to professional art supplies but also student and children's art and crafts supplies. We encourage you to contact us with your needs, wants, desires and suggestions. If it wasn't for any of those, we wouldn't exist in the first place!
We do have additional services that we are looking forward to announcing soon. These additional services will become part of our website once they have been implemented.
We look forward to assisting our creative community along with the general population of the island with all of your supply needs!
DNA Creative Shoppe, we are your creative partners. Bermuda's #1 art and crafts supply store.