Danna is an East Texas native who spent time in Katy, TX and Reno, NV. Danna has always been an artist in different mediums from flowers to painting murals. Although her background is in the medical field, her true calling has always been painting.
She enjoys the art of Edgar Degas and his use of light but also the bold, abstract colors of Wassily Kandinsky. Danna said," Teaching at PWAT is such a joy. Helping people realize that it really is easier than they think to paint in addition to being so much fun. I have to agree with Bob Ross. 'Everyday is a good day when you paint!'"
Katie is a Louisiana native and has been with PWAT since 2011. She has a Master of Arts degree from Middlesex University in London, United Kingdom where she developed a great love for fish and chips. She enjoys abstract expressionism with bold colors and brush strokes and enjoys encouraging guests to discover their own painting styles. Katie enjoys working with adults and kiddos and creating her own personal art for her studio- Beetle&Bird Studios. She is the author of The Adventures of the Flying Furniture: The Return of the Great Flyer and is embarrassed to admit that she forgets to empty the chalk out of her apron pockets.
Lexie is a DFW native and would always follow along with the Bob Ross VHS recording with her Grandpa. Art seems to run in her family. Lexie enjoys Japanese Ukiyo-e paintings from the Edo period but her personal style follows a mix of American Pop Art and new age Japanese Manga. She is mostly self-taught but did learn a lot from family and several art courses at university. She prefers pen and ink drawings but has dabbled with other mediums. She enjoys PWAT because of the people. "I've met so many wonderful humans in the years I've worked here and lively nature of the studio makes me look forward to coming to work. It's a nice change from my engineering background; teaching people to paint is almost meditative." PS-hair color subject to change
Tanishia is a Grand Rapids, MI native who has been in DFW for 6 years. She is a local elementary school teach who discovered her love of painting at 8 years old! She is self-taught and still learning and is a lover of many art movements and art's freedom of expression along with the fact that it allows people room for interpretation. She loves PWAT because it gives her a place to share her love of art with others.
Anna was born in Longview,TX but has enjoyed living in many places: including Oklahoma City, Savannah, GA, Spokane, WA and NOW, Dallas, TX. She was bitten by the creative bug early in life and truly learned how to paint after she auditioned for her first job at PWAT over 6 years ago. She likes the classic masters like Van Gogh, Monet and DaVinci as much as the next gal but truly loves an interesting piece of modern art. She took several art classes at the University of South Carolina but has learned the most from other artists she's had the opportunity to work with at PWAT. It's her absolute favorite thing about the studios along with seeing customers who have never put paint on canvas before, discover that it's not scary at all- it's a little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of fun!
Eva was born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico but currently lives in Dallas. As a child, she was passionate about handmade art and the colorful culture of Mexico. The rich colors, along with her global travels, have greatly influenced her art. Early in life, as she played with colors and textures, she realized her passion for creating... leading her to tap into her imagination resulting in a very distinct style. The style, known as Naive, is mostly dedicated to children. Eva teaches our studio's bilingual classes.