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
Alex joins us from Painting with a Twist in Fort Collins! He is a theatrical makeup artist and zombie enthusiast! When not painting his face at PWAT and teaching you to paint with your fingers you'll see him at haunted houses and roaming the woods in costume.
Avi joins our staff with lots of love for art and teaching kids to get creative! She loves spending time teaching and getting to know all the Twisters that enter our studio doors. Avi loves all things Harry Potter and challenges you to stump her with your HP trivia questions.
Reagan joins us from Alabama where she taught art at summer camps. She loves art and teaching people to relax and have fun with it. She says "ROLL TIDE" a lot but none of us Coloradans have figured out why.
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.
Chelsea is a Texas native (please excuse the excessive use of the word “y’all”) who came to Colorado to be close to her family and for her love of adventure. She has been creating art from the moment she could hold a pencil. She was a teacher for young children, pre-teens, and kids with special needs for many years in her young adult life. She often did arts and crafts with her classes and loves creating coloring books for all ages to help people 1-100 find a way to unwind and have fun. “My life was really hard at times when I was growing up, art played a big part in helping me though it all”. Chelsea is a firm believer that art plays an important role for all ages, from strengthening your motor skills, relieving stress, and even learning about who you are and the way you express yourself as a unique individual. All Chelsea ever wanted in life was to teach and create art so it is easy to say she is very happy to be with Painting With A Twist.
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!”
Vikki is a charismatic, fun, and bubbly girl who comes from California with a love for all things Christmas, hockey, and Star Wars. She has dabbled in the arts since she was a little girl. When she was a Sophmore in High School, she graduated early to start studying the arts in college. Working on her graphic design degree, she discovered her love for painting in acrylics. Vikki is fluent in American Sign Language, teaching art to deaf children is one of her passions. Vikki believes smiles and art are contagious and tries to live life on the bright side each and every day.
We serve wine, beer, water and soft drinks at our Inspiration Bar. Colorado law prohibits BYOB.
All ages welcome. Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to purchase beer or wine.