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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!

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!

Branna

Branna

Hi! My name is Branna and I am a self-taught artist from Baton Rouge. My creative journey started when I was little and drawing on any surface I could get my hands on (including walls and car doors in the very beginning). With the support of my family and art teachers, I switched to sketch books and eventually canvas - haven’t looked back since. Although I have been involved with art for most of my life, I didn’t start learning to paint until I hit my thirties. This recent journey has solidified my strongly held belief that it’s never too late to find something you love to do. I am so excited and honored to continue learning, to share this painting experience with you, and to be part of this amazing team!

Clifton

Clifton

Hey, my name is Clifton. I’m from Morgan City Louisiana, down the bayou baby! I’ve had a passion for art and football since I was a child which led me to Louisiana State University. In my undergraduate degree I obtained a bachelor’s in Fine Art with a focus in Painting and Drawing in December 2020. As an artist I focus on oil paint, charcoal, acrylic, and some sculpture. I have also played for the LSU football team as #44 from 2016-2018. Currently I’m back at LSU pursuing a Master’s degree in Architecture and will graduate in 2024. You’d be surprised as to how the world of architecture and art collide, ask me about it sometime! Art is what we make it, let's make it fun!

Edie Sanders

Edie Sanders

Hey! I’m Edie, aka Edith. I’m a self taught artist, born and raised in Louisiana. I love music and hanging out with my friends but more than anything I’m passionate about art. I became very dedicated and serious with art in high school and ever since then I can’t stop myself from being a doodlebug 24/7. My favorite type of art to do is watercolor and also portraits of people. My major is Education with a minor in Art at BRCC. I am also known to be very outgoing and could talk for hours about anything. So being apart of the Painting with a Twist crew is a dream job for me and I am in love with meeting others and teaching them the fun ways of art.

Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen

Hello! My name is Diana and I’m from Baton Rouge, LA. I began my art journey at one years old and I started with drawing beautiful murals on my grandparents’ living room walls. My family saw through the destruction of their walls and saw something in me, so they bought me sketch books and art supplies to foster the budding artist in me. In elementary school, I attended whatever free art programs that were available in the community, then joined the Talented Art program at Westdale Middle School and continued my art studies at the Talented Art program at McKinley Senior High School. My art is heavily inspired by anime, video games, nature, and human spirituality. I believe that art is therapy and through art you are able to lose yourself and find yourself at the same time.

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