Our Colorado Springs, CO - East Painting with a Twist Artists
Tyler the Paint Doctor
Tyler Dixon is a muralist and surreal dreamscape painter, who has been instructing PWAT classes across the country (TX, NC, and CO) since 2013. After studying Illustration in Philly, he began working in the music industry creating artwork for musicians. After shifting his focus to his personal art, Tyler's work was featured in the 2014 Fort Worth Arts Goggle Festival, and he won first place in the 2015 Pour House Mural Painting Contest in Charleston, SC.
In the summer of 2016, Tyler was drawn to the vibrancy of Colorado Springs and he now lives in an old Victorian home downtown with his wife. In addition to being an instructor at PWAT, he also teaches therapeutic painting classes for individuals with autism, and exhibits artwork in galleries throughout Colorado.
Facebook & Instagram: @TylerDixonMurals
Sterling Papa Midnight
Sterling is a 10 year military veteran, and he’s been all over the world. “Art has always been a passion of mine, I became a tattoo artist in 2011 and I try to expand my art comfort zone every day” He loves painting because “it’s a lot like life, sometimes things don’t go the way you plan” But, there’s good news he says “we ALWAYS get another chance at the painting” Sterling always tries to have a good time, wherever he is, after all, at the end of the day “Life is beautiful” You can follow Sterling on Instagram at @papa_midknight
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!
Kayla is a Colorado native with a heart for art and for people. Always having a love for art since a young age, she explored many creative avenues with the years to come. She has done numerous acrylic paintings for clients, businesses and mural work as well. She has also studied theatre, performance, acting, scenic painting and scenic design with Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. However, her true passion actually came to be caring for people. Currently studying with All Nations Church in the School of Church Planting, Kayla hopes to minister to many people around the nation and world with her husband. She plans to bring hope, therapeutic healing to others through her art, teach others in expressing themselves through art and hopes to open an art studio where she and her husband eventually start their own church.
Deanne has been a lover of art since the 2nd grade. She remembers her Art Teacher introducing her to artists like Van Gogh and Picasso! She grew up military, having traveled around Europe, thankful to have seen beautiful art in person at a young age. After high school she moved to San Francisco to attend The Academy of Art where she was introduced to figure drawing and fashion illustration. After missing the mountains of Colorado, she returned to study studio art at PPCC and Art History at UCCS. She loves everything Disney, FRIENDS, and embraces her nerd fandom side! She is a fire fighter wife and mother to 2 girls and a rescue pup named Luna (yes...Luna Lovegood) Deanne’s motto as a new Art Instructor...”if at first you don’t enjoy your painting, wine wine and more wine!”