I was born and raised in Houston. I have been creating art for as along as I can remember. It has been my one and only passion since I was a little girl. My ambition and my creativity have always been the qualities I value most in myself. After studying art in high school, I got my Associates Degree at Alvin Community College where I studied film and digital photography. During that time, I was a freelance portrait photographer. After graduating, I transferred to the University of Houston where I am currently majoring in Graphic Design. I have studied most mediums, including acrylic and gouache painting, drawing/charcoal, watercolor, color theory, graphic design and photography. I now work as a freelance artist and creative intern while I finish up my education. I hope to one day open my own Design studio where I will create new artwork everyday to make our city more beautiful and creative, collaborating with local artists and teaching the young artists in my community. Alina Velasquez
Meet Amanda Byerly – a versatile professional with a passion for creativity, order, and making an impact. As a skilled artist, Amanda brings life to canvases with her unique perspective and artistic flair. Beyond the art studio, she excels in social media and marketing, helping businesses thrive in the digital landscape. Known for her meticulous touch, she extends her expertise to cleaning and organizing, transforming spaces into havens of efficiency and beauty. As a proud cat mom of two, Amanda also cherishes the joy of feline companionship. Explore the multifaceted world of Amanda at www.amandabyerly.com, where creativity, marketing prowess, and the art of organization converge to elevate your personal and professional spaces. Let Amanda bring her touch to your world and witness the transformative power of art, organization, and the love of cats.
Hello! My name is Gavin Andrade. I’ve always been a creative being. Outside of Painting With A Twist, I am a freelance artists doing commissions for both individuals as well as companies. I also write and record music under my name and release music on music streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify and more. I’m also very passionate about animals and each year host a walk to raise awareness for endangered species. You can search me on Facebook under GVN Art for my visual art or Gavin Andrade Music for my music. I look forward to creating art with you!
Hello! My name is Sophie W! I'm a student at Sam Houston State University getting a degree in art education. I love animals (especially cats), and in my free time, I like to draw, paint, read, play video games, and watch tv and movies! I have about 5 years of experience with painting and about a year of experience with PWAT. I hope to see you soon at our studio!