Amanda was born in Dothan, Alabama & recently relocated to N. Georgia. She has two daughters in college. The oldest, Jordan is at South Alabama in Mobile working on her Masters in Education & the youngest Makenzie is at Troy University working on her Marketing Degree. Her life has always been involved in some kind of project, or craft & loves redoing furniture. After picking up a brush in 2005, she started painting & selling art she hasn’t stopped! For fun she has taught art classes in her hometown, loves to journal, cook new recipes, is a published author, women’s conference speaker, loves to travel to new places & is a sucker for an amazing sunset!!
Amy (Lead Artist)
Amy Brauer is a Chattanooga native who loves making art, cooking, and throwing parties. An art teacher by day, she enjoys teaching at PWAT for fun, which is pretty much exactly like her day job, except with wine instead of grades. (So, in fact, not really like her day job at all. Close enough.) When she’s not teaching art somewhere, she’s probably hanging out in the backyard with her fella Corban and their kiddo, Briony.
Carig is a local artist living in Chattanooga. A lifetime lover and creator of art, he seeks to share in creativity and fun with people all over the world.
DB is also known as Bo Peep at the Chattanooga Market, where she has a booth and sells products from her sheep farm. A former high school art teacher, she loves drawing and painting her dogs and farm animals.
Picasso once said, "Every child is born an artist. The problem is how to remain one once we grow up." As a teacher of the gifted, this was a simple mantra of inspiration for Donnie’s students and for him as their teacher. Last year he retired from teaching but still relishes in inspiring others to nurture their creative spirit while “painting with a twist!”
Born in West Palm Beach, he later grew up among the beautiful slopes of Western North Carolina. He never lost his connection with the ocean and feels equally in tune with the forests and streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in general studio with an emphasis in drawing and sculpture from Berea College then later returned to school for a Master of Arts degree in education from Tusculum College.
Retirement begins a new chapter in life that includes time to create art, laugh and sing, play and listen to music, tend garden, and spend time with his family. Paint with a Twist is a perfect fit for the young at heart, and he is so happy to share the love of creating art.
Katie was born in Orlando, Florida and moved to Chattanooga when she was 9 years old. Her passion for creating art began in elementary school, drawing characters in her free time. She started painting in early high school, and is now a senior working towards a degree in Arts Education at UTC.
Katie Ott (Lead Artist)
Katie Ott is a Chattanooga native who is pursuing an associates degree in art at Chattanooga State Community College. Her love of art started at a very young age; she has wanted to be an artist literally all of her life. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, playing with her 3 dogs, being outdoors, drawing, and painting.
Will Sutton (Lead Artist)
I’ve been an artist most of my life–starting with a correspondence course from Art Instruction Schools, then continuing to learn on my own. First drawing, painting,sculpture, then airbrush illustration and comics before getting my first computer and being introduced to digital art, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and animation.