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!!
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.
Sara Baecher has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NMSU. Her artwork includes a variety of different mediums and subject matters. She utilizes acrylics, watercolors, markers, plaster, and other mixed-medias. The subject matter of her art is eclectic, often utilizing floral patterns, insects, animals, and plants.
From a young age Andres Nova has always had an attraction to art and music. Spending his high school years in band and a church choir playing guitar or trumpet when needed for the Spanish services. After high school he joined the army and served for 8 years. Still doing art and music but mostly as a hobby in his free time. Mostly making up silly songs about his cats or selling custom post cards at craft fairs.
Courtney was born and raised in Albuquerque with a Bachelors in Animation and VFX from NMSU. Although digital art is her usual forte, she loves experimenting with different mediums when she has the time. One day, she hopes to enter the animation industry properly and make a film or game of her own!
Mikaila is a painter and drawer living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Working primarily with oil stick on paper, Dart fuzes the domestic space with feline figuration. She earned her BFA in Studio Art at the University of New Mexico. Dart's work has been exhibited at John Sommers Gallery, Garage Door Gallery, Clown School Gallery and Freestyle Gallery. She is the recipient of the 2023 Reggie Behl Drawing Award.