Our Colorado Springs, CO - Downtown Painting with a Twist Artists
AJ has been a part of the PWAT Colorado Springs family since the summer of 2014. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” -Confucius.
A Few Fun Facts about AJ; Great at improv and multiple accents but cant remember a joke to tell for the life of her. Left handed in her right mind. Gets tattoos instead of therapy. Is the epitome of an “outgoing-introvert”. Wings most things in life, including eyeliner.
Ben Bires grew up in Western Pennsylvania. Halfway through his twenties, he felt the need to pack up and move out of his small town. In 2016, he found a new home in Colorado Springs. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a focus in drawing and painting. His adventures include scuba diving in the Caribbean, exploring the American West, climbing Machu Picchu and hiking active volcanoes in Nicaragua. Changes of scenery inspire his creativity. Now you can find him at the dog park with his dog, Fin.
Tall, dark, and happy to be here! I was born and raised in Houston TX. One of 14 silbings raised in love. Aiong with 6 dogs 12 cats 24 chickens, a pony 1 box turtle and 1 duck.I am a single father of 4 grown-ups. I am a people loving, music loving' horse riding gum chewing basketball playing food cooking caricature drawing hat wearing mural painting degree having, giant of a man. I am sporting a BFA (big fricking african) from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
As soon as you walk through our doors you’ll be greeted by Jean, our bright eyed broad smiled studio assistant. Her warm energy will make you feel right at home as she can answer any and all your questions. Although she’s not a painter she does have a passion for music and design which shows through her constant singing and trendy style/accessories. A beach native but mountain girl at heart, she loves winter over summer and can’t live a day without her iced coffee. “If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” - Coco Chanel
Jess Preble is a native born Colorado artist with over 12 years of experience painting. She works with all mediums, ranging from acrylic to pencil, charcoal, pastel, and oil paint, and she professionally exhibits and sells oil paintings both locally and nationally. She enjoys fancy Japanese goldfish, old country and pop music, coffee, tiny house plants and all things Hello Kitty. She can be found working on her project car "The Princess Sprinter", loitering in the kitty adoption room at petsmart, or chatting in galleries at first friday. She is so happy to be here and to paint with you!
Jill is a Colorado Springs native although she is a beach girl at heart! She has always enjoyed art and has stayed busy face painting, oil painting and creating murals. When shes not herding cats (working with teens) you can find her enjoying family time with her husband and daughters or working here at the studio!
Kim has been teaching Art in Widefield School District 3 for the past 20 years. Her feeling is that art is for everyone, and as humans we have a need to create. "My favorite part of working at Painting With A Twist is seeing how happy people are with their paintings. Many people don't believe they can do it, and it is my job to show them that they can!"
Krystal is a winter lovin native Coloradoan who you could run into on the slopes! With a background in LARP and RPG games, she is a well rounded nerd her lets her imagination fuel her creativity. Also a self taught artist whom loves to dabble in new mediums , but has found a happy place with acrylic paint.
"Id far rather be happy than right any day" Dougles Adams
Matt Rebel is a Colorado native, and has been active in the art community for several years. He has nearly a decade of experience in commercial art working in illustration, animation, design, and storyboarding. He has always maintained a solid hold on traditional art however, and hopes to continue to learn and grow as an artist.