Gabriella was born in Romania and adopted as a child and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She loves painting and helping people heal through art and is currently getting her Masters in Psychology and Counseling hoping to pursue a career in Art Therapy. She has been painting for three years and also live painting for events all across the united states for those years. She also works with several artists collectives throughout Birmingham, where she vends, helps throw events and promotes her art. Her favorite thing about teaching art is helping people express themselves, and being able to grow and connect with others.
Katie Ficquette is a Baton Rouge, LA native who moved to Birmingham ten years ago. She is a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham working on her BFA. Her focus is 3D animation when she’s not painting on her free time. She loves video games and anyone willing to talk to her about sci-fi movies.
Sharnel is a native of Conyers, Georgia and has been an artist at Painting with a Twist since March 2018. She is a graduate of Bethune Cookman University. The thing Sharnel loves the most about teaching at Painting with a Twist is going from being total strangers to feeling like fast friends by the time the class is over! Join one of Sharnel's classes and you'll sure to be in for a treat! She's fun and very talented!
Steve is excited to be apart of the PWAT family. Steve is a native of the Birmingham area. He has been
involved in various mediums of art his entire life, from drawing to painting to the visual arts. Steve
received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Theater Conservatory of the Chicago College of the
Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Il. While in the windy city he worked in the
theatre world where he acted, wrote, directed and/or produced over 15 theatrical stage productions. The
one of the most successful was Edgar Allen Poe’s Murders at the Rue Morgue performed at the famed
Bailiwick Repertory Theater in Chicago, in which he adapted to the stage and directed. From Chicago
Steve took his talents to Los Angeles, where he worked as a producer in network television industry for
10 years. Steve relocated back home to Birmingham a couple years ago to take over his families
company. He was looking for a fun and creative outlet for his artistic abilities and PWAT was a perfect fit.
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