Creativity has been the centerpiece of Adrianna’s life for as long as she can remember. As a child, she would paint or draw on anything she could. Music has always been a huge source of inspiration to her and is apparent through her work. She always carries a sketchbook with her so that she can capture whatever it is she is feeling in her environment She does not always know where her drawings are going. Most of the time, it is just purely her subconscious speaking.
She has an associate degree in Interactive Media from I.A.D.T. which includes graphic design, web design, interactive media and audio recording. She also has an associate degree in Film Production from Fullsail. This includes all aspects of film production from conception to completion. She has worked on a few short films and was an Art Director for an independent feature film. She enjoys collaborating with other artists. She is currently a painting instructor for Painting with a Twist and spends a lot of time in the studio instructing two hour painting parties and creating original art for the company. She is helping people every day to relax, step out of their comfort zone and unleash their inner artist.
She enjoys photography as well. She has been recently working on a few series of photographic fractal images she created from close-up images she captured of things in nature. She has been arranging these many images into moving video art. She has been creating jewelry pendants made from resin, crystals, stones, glass and other embellishments.
Her artwork has been displayed in New York twice this past year. In the Story of the Creative Exhibition and Creatives Rising. Her work was last seen at the S.C.O.P.E. Miami exhibit.
Bethani Randolph is an artist originally from Nashville, TN. From the tender age of nine she began taking formal art lessons from a professor at Belmont University, after her uncle (who is a animator for Warner Bros.) noticed her artistic abilities.
Her family eventually relocated to Chicago, IL where she continued to craft her skill and went onto receive her Bachelor's degree for Art's, Media, and Design, from DePaul University. Since graduating in 2017, she's on to her next chapter of exploring the art realm here in Clearwater. She enjoys working primarily with oil paints for her portraits, and acrylics and resins for her abstract work. When she's not painting, she still creating, whether it be wire sculptures, making jewelry or photography.
Elysse Helms is an artist originally from Ambler, PA. Growing up, Elysse was always interested in visual arts and went on to study scenic and costume design for theatre at Ithaca College. Since graduating in 2014, she has worked primarily as a scenic artist, painting sets for multiple theatres throughout the east coast of the US. She moved to Pinellas County in the summer of 2017 after falling in love with the local arts community. Her favorite part about working for PWAT is providing people with a fun, new experience that has always been close to her heart. When she's not working for Pwat or on local productions in St. Pete, she enjoys making her own art as well as checking out concerts, breweries, and golf courses in the area.
Joshua French is a local artist and instructor in the Tampa Bay area. He has many years of experience as an artist and now has the privilege of managing the "Painting with a Twist" here in beautiful Clearwater. He obtained his Bachelors in Studio Arts and Graphics at FSU and established his career as an artist and designer. He has been classically trained since age 6 and studied the Italian and French Masters, like Monet and Leonardo Di Vinci. He spent much of his time refining his skills and perfecting his trade. His focus is realism, with vibrant color and dynamic layouts. In addition, he has trained to replicate many different styles of art, specializing in the creation of custom art pieces. As an instructor, he likes to use the “Bob Ross” approach. Relaxing and creating artwork comes from the peaceful heart… and just a little bit of wine!
Liana is a local artist from the Clearwater area. She is a self-taught artist that has been working with multimedia arts her whole life. Painting has been Liana's favorite hobby for almost a decade.
After working as a manager in a call center for three years Liana decided to leave her desk job to pursue her career as an artist. Liana began working at Painting with a Twist in April 2017 and quickly realized it was where she was meant to be.
Liana enjoys making people laugh whether it's with her or at her, sharing her love for painting, and offering a fun filled distraction from daily life to anyone that visits the studio.
When she isn't in the studio she is focusing on her art, her family, and her 6 dogs! Although her art is her first love, she doesn't like to restrict herself to just one hobby. She enjoys the majority of outside physical activities (deathly afraid of deep waters), traveling, road trips, as well as finding or creating delicious foods.