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Chesapeake, VA

1437 Sam's Dr., #104
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Our Artists

Amy

Amy

Amy is a fine arts painter and mixed media artist who works in oils, acrylics and other various mediums. She earned her BFA in Painting with a minor in Psychology in 2010 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She then attended Eastern Virginia Medical School to receive her MA in Art Therapy & Counseling in 2012. Amy’s artwork has been featured at several local galleries and exhibitions throughout Hampton Roads. She is currently an Art Therapist and Counselor for children and adolescents at an In-Home Counseling Agency based out of Norfolk, VA. Her personal body of artwork depicts the struggles, complications and triumphs of life and the human spirit through a combination of color, texture and symbolism. Amy’s artwork is very much inspired by her belief in the emotional, mental and physical healing elements of art and the therapeutic act of making art.
Lynette

Lynette

Lynette Hulse lived in Rome, Italy from 2008-2012. In 2009 she had her first solo exhibit in the American Embassy of Rome and another solo exhibit in 2010 titled "Circled Series". While in Italy she learned Italian and immersed herself both within the culture and in the artist community. She moved to Brasilia, Brazil from 2012-2015 where she learned Brazilian Portuguese and again immersed herself in the culture and art community. Along the way, she has traveled to 16 countries around the world and 30 states within the continental United States. Traveling inspires Lynette artistically and creatively, as she has met many wonderful people, visited many beautiful places around the world and shared the adventure alongside her husband of 18 years, Nick and their three children, Sage, Kaleb and Willow. "My work is a creative self-journey made from my soul to share with anyone who wants to look. I love to play with color, texture, and sculpture to create whatever it is that I am compelled to create, and share my own world and the way I see it." My favorite part of being a part of PWAT/Chesapeake team, besides getting to work with an amazing group of talented artists, is being able to watch people learn to paint something, sometimes for the first time ever, personalizing and playing with the paint on a canvas and to just have a good time in a relaxed, fun environment!
CJ

CJ

Courtney “CJ” Williamson was born May 21, 1992, in Fort Bragg, NC. Her passion for art began before she could even walk, as she grew up watching the legendary Bob Ross with her mom, NaDeen. She is the oldest of her siblings, having 3 brothers and 3 sisters. CJ studied Fine Arts at Norfolk State University for 3 semesters. She then transferred to the Art Institute of Virginia Beach to continue her creative education, majoring in Media Arts and Animation. Due to financial hardships, however, CJ made the difficult decision of withdrawing from the Art Institute, therefore causing her degree to be put on a pause. “It was the absolute most heartbreaking decision I have ever had to make in my adult life. I’ve dealt with that sadness though; My mom told me ‘Nobody can teach you how to paint or draw, Courtney. You were blessed with the talent, it’s instilled in you, it’s a part of you. You don’t need a degree to share your art with the world.' Her saying that to me made me feel so much better and inspired me to just take my art career into my own hands and make it happen anyway!” With that, CJ began creating original freelance work for her own upcoming company that she calls “Under CeiJ Art”. Specializing in realistic acrylic portraits, CJ also works with multiple mediums, including charcoal and conte, graphite, ink, colored pencil, and even scratch board. She hopes that “art-lovers” around the world will someday have their own “Under CeiJ Original”.
Ashley Razor

Ashley Razor

Ashley is a fine artist working in paint, printmaking, and fiber medium just to name a few. Fresh off the stage as a 2018 December graduate from Norfolk State University, where she received a BA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, Ashley is ready to start her artistic journey. With a successful senior exhibition and a lot of guidance, Ashley is preparing a yearlong research to prepare for her first solo exhibition. Ashley art inspiration stems from nature, her travels and from different cultures she has been exposed to. As she strives to become a well-rounded artist, her love for learning something new will never disappear. She will be documenting her process and artwork on Facebook and Instagram so keep your eyes peeled for updates!
Bre

Bre

Bre just moved to the area from Minneapolis, MN to be with her new husband. Bre taught painting classes back in Minneapolis and has done commissioned watercolor pieces for years. She is months away from graduating with her Masters in Art Therapist and Clinical Psychology and has a huge passion for working with people with disabilities. She ran a group home back in MN where she saw first hand the power of art. Art gives people a passion and a way for people to express themselves when they have no other way. She currently works at Sentara life center doing Art Therapy with the patients at their nursing home. Bre uses her own personal art for her self-care and to process her own feelings and emotions.
Hannah McClain

Hannah McClain

Theresa Fail

Theresa Fail

Alcohol Policy

We serve limited amounts of wine at no charge (per Virginia ABC law, we can serve two 5oz. glasses of wine per guest) for most of our adult classes. Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol.

Age Policy

Because of the "Twist " element of Painting with a Twist, Night time, regular "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" classes are for ADULTS AGES 18 & UP ONLY unless otherwise noted on Calendar. This does not apply to private events.


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