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Daytona Beach, FL

1808 W International Speedway Blvd., Suite 205
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Our Artists

Wendy

Wendy

I grew up in the suburbs in Southern Maryland outside of Washington D.C.. Creativity was always around me as both of my grandmothers were artist in their own right and my mother, although not an artist per se, was always able to pull out her mad skills when needed. All of them, including our nation's capital, gave me very strong creative roots. Outside of family D.C. gave me the perfect platform to explore other artistic influences. The plethora of galleries at my door became like second homes at times. At 16 I even had the honor of winning a Scholastic Art contest and had my work displayed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. As a young adult, I spent a lot a time traveling across our beautiful country, as well as abroad in Europe and Northern Africa exploring life and art before settling in sunny Florida. I really love the Daytona Beach area and am happy to call it home for over 20 years now. In that time I've created original paintings, bulbs, prints, painted furniture, CD cover art, ceramic ware, murals and illustrated the children’s storybook, Princess Rain and the Dragon. I love to help people find the artist within and for the past 10 years, I’ve coordinated the Central Florida Girl Scout Art Gala, which is now held during Art in the Park, inside The Casements historical museum. In 2012 I had the honor of painting a time capsule commemorating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts which is on display at The Casements. When I’m not painting, I’m spending time with my husband, four daughters and our many critters.
Anna

Anna

Hi! My name is Anna. I have had a passion for art and creativity for as long as I can remember. I grew up on a farm with chickens, pigs, horses, and lots of other animals. My parents were confused when I told them I wanted to take art lessons, but they agreed and from then on, my love for art quickly grew. My goal in life is to one day work for Pixar as an animator. Until then I will continue drawing and painting for the simple joy of it.
Julie

Julie

Hi there! I’m Julie and I have always had a love for creating, art and music. After high school it was my desire to attend the Minneapolis Art Institute but was told I needed a “real job” and it was not going to be art. After some thought I turned to a career in cosmetology, which took me from MN to ND, TX, FL and back to MN over the next 25 years. It was a great journey then I had the opportunity to take over an art gallery in Lake City, MN and another venture in life begins…. I’ve spent the past four years focused totally on developing my oil painting techniques and am a Bob Ross certified instructor. Now it is time to diversify and work with various other mediums again. Since variety is the spice of life I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of Painting With A Twist and working with the other talented artists here. Life is great and I am living the dream! Are you?
Solstice

Solstice

Hey!! I'm Solstice, and I'm currently a university student studying painting and digital art. I've been making art since elementary school, and I hope to paint until the end of time. My dream is to one day create large scale public murals, but I'm excited to work and be surrounded by artists and art in any capacity. As much as a love art, I also love people--painting people or talking to people, it doesn't matter to me. I would love to help you make something that excites you as well!
Ariana

Ariana

Hi, I’m Ariana (Ari) for short. Originally from Maryland, I have always been an art enthusiast! From bottle cap crafts to sewing my own clothes I have loved the world of art. I studied Theatre at Towson University and although I went on to take up a career in business, I never stopped doing what I love, ART!!! Painting has always been a love of mine but I really got into it when I saw something in a fancy Home Decor store that I couldn’t afford. Rather than empty my pockets I decided to make an exact replica. Things took off from there. I started creating personalized pieces for my friends and family each with my own twist. Painting on all mediums, glass, canvass, and wood I found myself wanting more. When I discovered Painting With a Twist I found the place where I belonged. I am surrounded by amazing artists with their own unique talents. Together our goal is to inspire others to peruse their passion. If you haven’t signed up yet try a class! Can’t wait to see you there.
Eric S

Eric S

Me llamo es Eric! I moved to FL in 92. I'm a military brat. I was born in MI, then moved to OK, CA, then to FL. We moved with each natural disaster. Blizzard, tornado, oakland fires, 89 San Francisco earthquake, then hurricane Andrew. Port Orange seems like the only safe place in the world! haha. I went to UCF for Digital Media and Graphic Design. I am very big into video games and comics and that loud graphic style which is reflected in my art. I love to draw in pen and then digitally color in Photoshop/Illustrator. I am a giant tech head and have to keep a detailed list of movies and games I own, and even then I still buy doubles! Go Big or Go Home!
T.J.

T.J.

I’m T.J. and my adult professional career has taken me down several roads, but none as rewarding and inspiring as this one. When I was brought to Painting With a Twist for the first time, I didn't want to do it. I sat in the parking lot trying to find an excuse to "not try" again. With the help of my bestie, Ashley, I threw caution to the wind and jumped in to the deep end of the pool. Two hours later, at the age of 49, I had created what I was astonished to admit was a pretty darn good painting. Now as a studio owner I've become a little more "carefree" and "daring" in that I've begun to paint and even teach classes. I feel confident in saying that I'm not even in the same zip code as the real artists that work with me, but I do ok. Instructing lends itself to what I do feel I've always been good at.....people. I love to help people find and do what they thought they couldn't. The staff will tell you, I'm full of quotes. (They'll probably tell you I'm full of something else too) One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Ford. He said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, either way, you're right." He was right then and still is today. I love what he said because it reminds us that the only thing standing between what we do and what we can do is simply our willingness to make the attempt. I hope we have the chance to meet and I look forward to welcoming you all to our little slice of heaven. Maybe I'll wind up teaching one of the classes you attend. You've been warned. ;-)

Alcohol Policy

We are not a BYOB studio so please don't bring your own bottle. We offer a limited selection of beer/wine for sale. Must be 21 & up to purchase or consume alcohol on premises.

Age Policy

11 & up with a painting adult for classes beginning after 5:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, 15 & up with a painting adult for classes beginning after 5:00 pm on Friday/Saturday. All other times are all ages classes.


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