I'm the owner of Painting with a Twist, Albuquerque. I am usually behind the computer, on the phone, or serving your wine slushie . . . But once in awhile I get to step out and paint with my awesome guests. Thank you for joining us at Painting with a Twist!
Cassandra is an up and coming artist who can't wait to spend time teaching others to paint while having a blast doing it. She loves to draw and is ready to share her twist with everyone. Cassandra is a preschool teacher who loves to do anything art related. She looks forward to seeing you at the studio!!
Rachael was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. In her own artwork, you’ll find bold colors, unique patterns, and influences of femininity from art history and popular culture. Her long-term career path is one of an art educator. With passions for astrology, true crime podcasts, and folk music, Rachael can be found making art everyday whether it is painting, collage, or printmaking. Here, at Painting with a Twist, she hopes to impart the joy that art brings to life and is happy to guide you to enhancing your creative spirit.
Hi, I’m Alane and am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Art became one of my favorite pursuits in high school and I went on to study art and design in college. I was lucky enough to go to Italy for 6 months where I was inspired by the masterpieces that I saw almost everyday. My sense of adventure and love of wider more open spaces took me to Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. I taught at Painting with a Twist in Houston and am now happy to join the Albuquerque PWAT. My favorite artists are impressionists and fauves, and I use acrylic and watercolor paint in my own work. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting with others.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and after a 17 year career in retail management, I traded careers for where the heart was and went back to school and received my degree in Graphic Art and Design. I have been fascinated with Lines, Shapes and Colors since a toddler where my Grandmother kept me showered in art supplies. I spent the next 7 years as a Muralist, Painting murals and Faux finishes in restaurants, casinos and such throughout the US. Along with 20 year as Art Director at a Screen Print and Embroidery Company. I am happily retired now, and fill my time with freelance graphic designs and painting Pet Portraits. When not painting you can find me training, working with and volunteering with Therapy Dogs.
Hi! My name is Holly Lorenzen. I'm originally from Iowa, but was lucky enough to be a traveling nurse for 7 years and see the country. I'm currently a nurse practitioner with a passion for anything artistic. I like to think my art classes helped me through my nursing degree. I love brightly colored art including painting, drawing, polymer clay, and crafting. I've recently moved back to Albuquerque and am excited to share my artistic abilities with PWAT.