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Our Buffalo, NY - Amherst Painting with a Twist Artists

Shelby

Shelby

Competing with my brother on who can draw the better Dragon Ball Z character is where it all began. Ever since then my passion grew into a monster that is sometimes uncontrollable and often similar to a toddler around the ages two or three (parents you know what I'm talking about ??). Besides my creative spirit, I am a wife, a rock star art teacher for a local high school, and an animal mama to many: two dogs; Rzeznik (named after Goo Goo Dolls - Johnny Rzeznik) & Snickers, two cats; Roxy & Mina, three turtles; named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of course, and now a rabbit that my husband decided to bring home recently, so I named him Ronaldo. I have an incredibly sarcastic sense of humor and thoroughly enjoy hiking (if you have any great spots, let me know!), reading, cooking, and music. Through instructing these classes, I'm looking to have an awesome time with my guests and I hope to meet you all soon!

Megan

Megan

Hi! My name is Megan and the first thing you should know about me is I love superheroes, comics and dinosaurs, but even more so I love drawing, painting, sculpting or somehow artistically recreating said superheroes and dinosaurs! I just graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in Art Education. Although I hope to teach kids the ways of art someday, I also love wine, and what better combination than wine and paint!? Come join me in a vibrant and engaging atmosphere where you too will learn the joys of artmaking! I combine my deep-rooted passion with some light-hearted puns and Bob Ross references, leading the classroom through the twists and turns of beautiful artmaking….the fun way!

Lauren

Lauren

My name is Lauren Rao and art has always been a part of my life. I love painting and art because it gives you a chance to freely express yourself. Some of my favorite mediums besides paint are 3D sculpture, ceramics and wood burning. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in forensics and Minors in Art and Criminal Justice from Bethany College WV. I’m always excited to meet new people and to teach any level from children to adults, new or experienced to painting!

Elise

Elise

Hi my name is Elise and I am a local artist who loves to paint and can't wait to help you fall in love with it too. I graduated from UB with a fine arts degree and have gone on to teach children’s art classes, work as a studio photographer, and exhibit my artwork across Western new York. I'm excited to be a part of the Painting With A Twist team and hope we can create something amazing together!

Mary

Mary

Hello there! I’m a mixed media artist with a ‘jack of all trades’ approach to art. By indulging my curiosity in anything from painting and drawing, to screen printing, sewing, and even upcycling old furniture, I’ve got ya covered! I’ve spent my fair share of time noodling with some thing or another until I’ve figured out how to make it work for me. I love learning new things and helping others to do the same!

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