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Our Detroit, MI - Downtown Painting with a Twist Artists

ALYSSA C

ALYSSA C

Alyssa is an inquisitive artist who experiments with multiple mediums. She loves to draw then go over her drawings with acrylic paints or water color paints. She enjoys volunteer work with the youth in the summer teaching painting classes. When she is not working or volunteering she is maneuvering around to different art galleries and exhibitions supporting local artists.

ASHLEY M

ASHLEY M

Ashley is a fun loving visual artists. She is all about bringing her art and the community together whether it’s teaching adults or children how to paint or featuring art in community nonprofit events. She has a unique surrealism art foundation having studied at College for Creative Studies in Illustration and Art Education. She thrives on seeking new ways to enlighten her city and its people by highlighting the beauty of Detroit and it’s residence through her art.

LANADIA B

LANADIA B

LaNadia is a fun, out-going but serious artist.. Always looking to make things beautiful in some way. She can spot the beauty of art in anything. She loves spending time in her church singing and helping out in any way she can. Spending time with her 3 daughters is on the top of her list of things she loves to do. Fun fact: She loves to ride her bike (Daisy) with the Detroit Slow Roll. The experience is awesome. Meeting new and interesting people. Seeing all the creativity that people have put into there bikes. Oh and of coarse the exercise lol..

Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson

Call me what you want - artist, cook, fashion designer, community organizer, sister, friend. I have been developing various interests throughout my life that have contributed to my unique visual artistry. I have traveled across many states indulging in the ever so vast world of culinary art, visual art, and fashion design. Recently, my journey whisked me away to Ghana in west Africa to join collaborative efforts and enhance my skills in the culinary arts, visual arts, and fashion design for my business portfolio; a portfolio I have been working on since the age of three. Due to my life experiences and after studying at a local college, I found that school could not teach what can be learned by living life. From being an art instructor for adults and children; to volunteering instruction cooking classes for adults and teenagers; to volunteering for Dream of Detroit, a local nonprofit as a community organizer; to developing my ArtPariah fashion line and business, I pursue all of these endeavors I am passionate about because they are me and what I enjoy doing. Even with all these avenues to share my passions, I remind myself that ultimate happiness, fulfillment, and security lies in my relationship with God and all of my works are geared towards seeking His pleasure alone.

DIONIS C

DIONIS C

Stage Artist/ Multimedia Artist/ Contemporary Visual Artist Dionis (dee-awn-is) Michelle Curtis is passionate about her art! Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the multi-faceted creator holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the world-renowned College for Creative Studies and has earned an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialty in Multimedia from Macomb Community College. She taught arts thru the non-profit sector while participating in CAP-Community Arts Partnership’s Artists in Education Program. The CAP organization sends Teaching Artists into Detroit’s under-served, inner-city schools and community organizations to teach and share her love of the Arts to young students. She has led many of her youth classes to award-winning results, Skillman Awards, Director’s Choice Awards and her student work has appeared in many art exhibitions. Dionis has provided Art Creation Services around the city bringing art supplies and facilitating classes to many mature adults in Substance Abuse Recovery Programs. She also exhibits and sells her own fine art paintings and sculptures. She creates music videos and writes and sings her original songs. Dionis says of the Paint and Sip establishment she currently works at, “My challenge in life has always been to: Shatter the myth of the starving artist by continually staying employed in the field of art. Painting With A Twist-Detroit is a dream job for me; in fact, I rarely refer to it as work…I make money doing what I am most passionate about and the best at - Teaching and creating art! The best parts are that I am surrounded by colorful, vibrant surroundings, work with a talented team and teach enthusiastic crowds of people whose goals are to paint, sip and have fun. Basically, I’m at a PARTY EVERYDAY! (Hey, shameless plug…look me up on the Painting With A Twist Detroit Calendar and sign up for a painting class with me. You are guaranteed to have fun!)”...Dionis!

TEVIN G

TEVIN G

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