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Our Baton Rouge, LA Painting with a Twist Artists

Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams

My name is Joshua Williams. I serve as your Studio Store Manager. I am an artist originally from West Point, Mississippi but now based out of Baton Rouge, LA. I specialize in watercolor. Since 2019, I’ve became a full time artist, working on graphic designs, murals, and many many commissions. My motto: We all were created to create!

Bryan

Bryan

Hey, I'm Bryan, AKA Batman, the Art Director for this studio. I have been interested in creating art since a very young age. Though I have never received any formal art training, my parents have always encouraged my love for drawing, painting, and sculpture. Being a self taught artist, I believe that I am good proof that practice with diligence leads to noticeable improvement. I love my job at Painting with a Twist because I get to share my knowledge of art in a fun filled setting. My favorite type of paintings are portraits of people and animals. When I’m not painting, you can find me at the movies or reading comic books. I hope you will enjoy your time at Painting with a Twist and possibly pursue the arts in the future, because it can be very rewarding!

Meredyth Yorek

Meredyth Yorek

Hello! My name is Meredyth Yorek, and I am a recent LSU graduate with a Major in Digital Art. I am currently pursuing my master's degree at LSU in both their MBA and DMAE (Digital Masters and Engineering) programs with hopes to work on game production in the future. I have loved art since a young age, and have grown to enjoy the community that revolves around it. In my free time, you can catch me enjoying a large cup of coffee while playing video games, reading books, drawing, and enjoying the company of friends. When the coffee, or the paint brush, is not in my hand I enjoy playing met guitar or learning something new, from cooking to quantum physics. I find that this need to learn makes its way into my art, and helps me to figure out problems and explore new concepts I would have never thought of before! I love Painting with a Twist because of the fun people and creative atmosphere that inspire me every day!

Isabella

Isabella

Hi, y’all! My name is Isabella, Bella for short, and I am an Interior Design major at LSU. I’ve been a creative my whole life, and painting since I was eleven years old. I am passionate about subjects such as Art History as well as being trained in visual arts classes, or painting/drawing what I see right in front of me. I am originally from Mandeville, Louisiana but now reside in Baton Rouge with my cat Figaro. As a former bartender, I enjoy trying craft beers and cocktails on the weekends and hanging out with friends (when I’m not working on a project). I am excited to be a part of Painting with a Twist and hope I can inspire all who visit that creating art is as fun as it is such a rewarding accomplishment!

Aliah

Aliah

I was born in Houston, Tx in 1970 and attended the finest art schools that Houston has to offer: Glassell School of Art (MFAH), High school for Performing and Visual Arts, Folber Pottery, Community Artist’s Collective. I am proud to have attended the college of art at Texas Southern U, and hold a B.A. in ceramics/sculpture (under the tutelage of Dr. Hughey) and a M.A.Ed-CUIN, from the University of Houston. I started creating art early on, and as soon as she could, my mother, a musical prodigy (cellist and music theorist) started taking advantage of community based art programs. I am lucky to have two artistic fathers: one who raised me (a poet and printer) and exposed me to the importance of detail in my work, and the other a well accomplished Jazz musician. My earliest exposure to the visual arts, was through my grandmother, who subsequently started Houston’s first African American Museum- Adept: Museum of the Southwest. I was fortunate to have direct conversation with these people and programs, not only through my mother, but also my grandmother, who subsequently started Houston’s first African American Museum of Art - Adept. The immediacy of family and extended family, fed the expansions of my curiosity. Therefore, I not only became versed in the visual, but also performance art (violin, dance, and theatre.) The exposure of creativity came through a dichotomy of sorts: Both biological parents being musicians (Strings vs. Horns,) different races (Black Creole vs. Anglo Saxon,) and socio-economic margins and advantages. All of my work pays homage to those things that have influenced my creativity; cowboys, music, Louisiana living, religion, children, intentional details, and America’s altruistic racism. I am inspired by music of all genres, race, antique photographs, religion, rural life, creole culture, personal struggles, and kids! To say the least, my most treasured achievements are the relationships I have forged with my Louisiana husband and our two girls (both of whom have taken on the task of pouring their attention and detail into their work.) I currently live in Baton Rouge, and I love my Texas roots!

Destinie

Destinie

I am a self-taught artist born in Baton Rouge and raised in Natchitoches. I picked up acrylic and oil painting as a child. I am now a Manship School of Mass Communication graduate with a concentration in Digital Advertising. At Manship, I was introduced to both graphic design and digital art. With my parents and the majority of my family being born and raised in New Orleans, I visited the creative hub often and got to experience Louisiana art and music from the northern towns to the southern cities. I quickly fell in love with the culture of my state from top to bottom and look forward to creating a body of work that displays its influence and expresses my admiration for it. I’m glad I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into the Painting with a Twist family to help me do so.

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