Our Colorado Springs, CO - West Painting with a Twist Artists
AJ (Amanda Jean) 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; Momma of two awesome little boys, best friends with her hubby, lover of all things Art & creativity, enjoys Improv, speaking in multiple (silly) accents & is terrible at remembering jokes & names. She’s left handed but of course… in her right mind. Gets tattoos instead of therapy. Is the epitome of an “outgoing-introvert”. Wings most things in life, including eyeliner… boom. :)
I worked at the Painting with a Twist in Wixom Mi for the past couple of years. I am a sketch and digital artist but have adopted a love for painting as a new medium. I come from a very small town in California, moved to Colorado Springs after graduating high school, got married in Colorado then moved to Michigan to support my wife as she was working towards her masters at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). I’m very happy to be home here in Colorado! Art has always been a passion of mine and is very much a part of who I am. I have been drawing as far back as I can remember. I strive to be able to draw and paint anything and everything, not limiting myself to one style rather working to have an eclectic and diverse style. My hopes and dreams are to become an Animator and or a storyboard artist and work for film companies like Disney or Pixar!
I am Victoria, a Florida transplant tiny-living here for the past three years. I am a photography graduate from a small Florida art college, and that's where I instantly fell in love with studio arts. Nature, bright colors and getting dirty are some of my absolute favorite things, and painting allows me to put all of them together. Art is a huge influence and passion in my life and I am excited to lead and assist others on their own art journey! Instagram @vividworld.vak
Dante's a self taught artist whos favorite mediums are acrylic paint and pencil. He would best describe his approach to art as chaotic and experimental, and loves to see all the ways he can utilize his supplies in new ways in his art. They love spending time outside in nature and drawing inspiration from the earth, but you can also find them gaming with friends, binging The Clone Wars, jamming on his ukulele, or cosplaying! He's always down to sing some musicals and talk about books, but will definitely not be winning any trivia nights. Dante's super passionate about art and it's the most important thing in his life, aside from his cat, Kiya, of course!
E is a young, up and coming nonbinary artist born and raised right here in Colorado. They are a self-taught artist that practices in several mediums like drawings both traditional and digital, watercolors, mini figure painting, pen and graphite drawings, writing, cartography, calligraphy, makeup, and jewelry making.
E is a people person by heart, has a charisma of 20, loves playing DND and other TTRPGs, writing, creating, and storytelling. They love dressing in costumes, expressing their creativity, voice acting and helping people.
E’s friends and family are their most important people and they can't wait to help teach you how to paint as well!
I am an animal lovin', coffee drinkin', tattoo collecting, music making, must paint EVERYTHING, Colorado girl! I am passionate about most everything artistic, and love learning new ways to create new things and envisioning ways to design spaces. I lived in Belgium for 8 years and during that time, I got to go to many countries where the best of the best artists started it all. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Rome, Ti amo Italia!! When I'm not painting walls, furniture or canvases, I enjoy spending all of the family time I can with my hubby and 4 boys... and snuggling with my cats and big goofy dog! Teaching acrylic painting in this FUN environment is just the cherry on top of this crazy adventure called life.
Hello, I am Jeff, born and raised in South Florida; I have proudly called Colorado home since 2013. Skilled in traditional and digital art, I started drawing and painting as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil/brush. In college, I majored in Illustration because I have always been fascinated with the ability of images to tell stories and communicate. As someone passionate about the Visual Arts for as long as I can remember, I am beyond excited to have the privilege to guide others interested in getting in touch with their "artistic side."
Kate is a Colorado born and raised artist & student who is working towards a degree in studio art. She has a passion for getting messy and for anything that inspires creativity. In addition to drawing and painting, Kate enjoys wheel throwing pottery, journaling, planning fun things to do with friends and going to concerts for any of the many, many bands and artists she enjoys. If she’s not focusing time on art and music, you can usually find her cuddling and enjoying time with her cat. Kate loves being around people, and her goal is to bring out the carefree, enthusiastic artist in everyone! “To be an artist is to believe in life.” – Henry Moore
Originally from southeast Michigan, Lisa has been drawing and painting her whole life. She is a mixed media artist specializing in bold floral paintings. Curiosity sparked experimentation with a variety of materials including acrylics, impasto, paper and clay sculpture, resin, woodworking, and her current medium-alkyd oil paint.
Lisa is always working on some creative project but she’s also a huge football fan and loves writing, traveling, gardening and floriography, interior design, and visiting museums on her bucket list.
Maddy is a St. Louis raised artist who always loved creating art from the very beginning. A few years after graduating college, she felt the desire to move out of the Midwest closer to some Colorado Springs family in 2019. Shortly after moving to Colorado she became an art teacher. When she isn't working as a teacher you'll find her riding her horses, camping, jamming at concerts, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.
Jeresneyka (Jeh-Reh-Snay-Kah) Rose, known as Rizzo, is a self-taught visual artist and community advocate who originates from Brooklyn, New York. Being a first-generation American raised in Southeast Colorado Springs, Colorado, she thrives off of her creativity incorporated within the community. Rizzo’s main objectives are to promote multiculturalism, diversity, equality, and respect. This will allow her to support, positively influence and affect change for the community while continuing to grow as an artist.
Shantell is a self-taught Colorado Native. She started body painting in 2015 and started painting on canvases in 2022. “I have a lot of respect for art I would love to show and teach others the beauty of it!”
Shay is a self taught artist who’s style varies on the day (highly dependent on the amount of coffee they’ve had). A little awkward but makes up for it with dad jokes and light demeanor. Huge animal fan so be prepared to talk about your pets. If not painting, you’ll find Shay playing with her dog, baking, or reading.