Our Corpus Christi, TX Painting with a Twist Artists
Candy, a retired roller girl and lifetime sugar addict, enjoys combing estate sales and antique shops. She is often in search of raggedy quilts or old furniture she pretends she will one day refinish.
She moved her family to Corpus Christi from Missouri in January of 2000 to be near the ocean. She cheers for the Kansas City Chiefs, wanders for hours on the beach, drinks entirely too much sweet tea and is on the never-ending hunt for the perfect cupcake.
Candy loved art long before adding her brand of graffiti to the box cars parked outside her high school. Her current favorite medium is watercolor, although she enjoys creativity in all forms. She draws, sews, bakes, builds pallet furniture and eats sprinkles straight from the jar.
Her style has been described as whimsical and eclectic. From her canvases down to her polka dot knee socks she says, "Life is too short to wear boring clothes or skip dessert."
When she's not making up silly song and dance routines about that night's dinner menu, she can usually be found blowing bubbles in her back yard with a lap full of Yorkies.
Born and raised in Kansas, this sweet,sassy Midwestern girl comes from a long line of artists. Lesilie is married to her life long friend and blessed with 2 spunky kids. She thought life couldn't get much better until, seeking adventure, they uprooted their little family and recently moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. While idly searching for something to do with her free time. Lesilie stumbled upon an ad for an artist position with Painting with a Twist. Her love of people, fun, and art combined in one perfect package made it seem if this job was sent from Heaven, just for her!
Megan is a natural born artist with a big personality! She discovered her talent at the young age of 8 when she won her first art show. As the years continued, her talent continued to shine. Art became the drive to her heart & she knew it was going to be a career path one day. Megan received her Associates in Studio Art from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Shortly after, she began her first art job as an Instructor for a local studio. "Working for that studio made me realize that not only did I love creating art but I loved helping others create a piece of work that they didn't think they could"! Her love for art has lead her to become the amazing instructor she is today. Her bubbly personality and outgoing soul lights up any studio! Megan can't wait to continue sharing her passion with others all around!
Ally is so excited to be part of the Painting With A Twist family! She recently moved to Texas from New York, New York and is ready to bring that one of a kind style to a canvas near you! Ally has her Masters Degree in Art Education and is a loving, creative Art Teacher during the day. This is Ally’s 5th year working as a painting instructor and she absolutely LOVES it! What’s more fun than sipping wine and painting fine? (Literally nothing!)
My name is Amanda and I’m from the small valley town of Los Fresnos. I’ve always had a strong passion for art and I will soon be graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts at TAMUCC! Aside from my love for painting, I am also a tattoo artist at The Fellowship Tattoo Parlor here in Corpus. I look forward to teaching a class with you all and helping you realize your inner Bob Ross!
There are very few things that I enjoy more than painting and drawing. I was an art major at UT Austin, where I spent countless nights in the studio making messes (and maybe a little art, as well). Currently back in my hometown of Corpus Christi, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends, going to art walks and local farmer’s markets, and creating things. Painting is an incredible mode of creativity; not only can we express ourselves through the creation of an image, but here at Painting With a Twist, we have lots of fun doing it!
Hi there! My name is Corynne & i was born and raised in Corpus Christi! I love our city! I am a collector/hoarder of things I love, whether they be manga, make-up or art supplies -- that I swear I am going to use. I like to spend my days bingeing TV shows while my puppies’ sit on my lap, I usually try and balance a sketchbook on top of one of them; they make good lap desks… sometimes. I have always loved art and have even received my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a teaching certification from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. I love making art, but more importantly, I love teaching people to make art! I have always believed making art should be fun, which is why I think Painting with a Twist is such a great fit. Come paint with me!!
"Hi! I'm faith I love all things creative whether that's drawing, painting, or writing! I'm a local to Corpus Christi with dreams as big as the ocean. I hope through these classes I can inspire others to do what they love and even more so to create!
Hi there, my name is Keisha! I have always enjoyed making any form of art which is why I dedicated myself to a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from TAMUCC. I'm so excited to part of Painting With a Twist family and even more excited to see all the paintings we do together!
Air Force Nurse, Dog Rescuer, Artist, Free-lance Writer, Travel Consultant...all of these describe Kim, as well as Wife, Mother, Daughter and Seeker of Junk. She spends her time juggling mostly! She can be found at the Flea Market digging thru junk looking for a treasure, at the shelter picking up a foster dog, or on Vacation somewhere beachy. Originally hailing from Louisiana, she has spent her life in search of Sun, Fun, and great food! Married to the love of her life who puts up with all of her quirky behavior (and sneaky spending on "junk" to clutter up his garage), she is just about the luckiest gal in the world! Her famous peach cobbler is legendary, and she cooks it (and shakes up a Martini or two) for her friends whenever she gets a chance! Her favorite quote? "Be the brightest crayon in the box".
“I’m Mackenzie and I am currently a freshman at Texas A&M Corpus-Christi, pursuing a degree in Graphic Design. I’m a huge animal lover so you may see me stopped on the side of the road petting a random cat! Along with petting every cat I come across I do of course enjoy painting and any other medium of art I can get my hands on!”
Malerie is a student at TAMU-CC and has been painting since before she could talk. Luckily, her little brother was too young to remember her painting his face with finger paints. She is involved in several organizations on campus, and in her free time (aka procrastinating from studying), she likes to bicycle and walk her roommate’s dog. Malerie currently uses her artistic talents in her marketing positions and can be found on fliers and even sidewalks at school. In addition to painting, her hobbies includes lettering, graphic design, and photography. She is excited to be a part of the PWAT team and share her love of art with others.
I was raised in the Hill Country and I grew up watching and helping my Mom and Grandma paint! My Dad got me into the outdoors with archery and fishing as soon as I was walking. I enjoy being outdoors whether on water or land. I followed my arrow to Corpus Christi for college and fell in love with the beach! I love having craft days where I’ll work on one of my various projects often including: painting, scrapbooking, or sewing. I’m looking forward to these days with you at Painting with a Twist!!
I have grown up in South Texas most of my life. I was in my High School's art club and film club. Leading me to study art at Del Mar. I primarily studied 3D art. Sculpting is my all time passion! I have also been trained in molding and casting. I love Halloween everything! I definitely buy my home decor only during the Halloween season. Pumpkin flavor anything! My love for horror films led me to study Special Fx Make Up! I have worked on film sets, haunted attractions and photo shoots. I love crafting. I dabble in resin jewelry and accessories, stained glass, airbrush and the occasional cross stitch projects. I am extremely excited to work with PWAT and help people break free for their day and have a safe place to express their artistry. I look forward to talking about horror movies, creepy trees and black cats in the moon light with yall! Creep it real!
Hi! My name is Shelby Francisco and I am currently a freshman at TAMUCC. I’ve lived in Corpus Christi my whole life and couldn’t be more blessed to call it my home. I’ve been painting and doing all things art for as long as I can remember and absolutely love it.