Adrian grew up in Madison Wisconsin and attended UW (Go Badgers!). After earning her degree she relocated to Michigan where she was Admissions Director at the Art Institute and a frequent visitor of Painting with a Twist in Ferndale MI. She loves everything creative, art, fashion, music and poetry and believes art is an escape to somewhere beautiful. Adrian resides in Dunwoody with her husband and their daughter and son.
Barrie was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She then attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where she studied Production Design and Themed Entertainment. After graduation she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to purse a creative career. In her spare time, you can find Barrie hiking, drawing, or at a concert. She loves live music and has been working with music festivals for the last several years helping the production teams design and create art installations.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Bijal is a Homeopathic Doctor by trade and painting is her hobby. She started painting at the age of 8 and since then, there was no looking back. Bijal moved to the United States after marriage and has been doing freelancing works since then. In her free time she writes medical articles, works on her paintings or gets creative with her culinary skills. Bijal loves traveling, reading, and meeting new people and is always looking forward to learning and experimenting new things in life.
Carla worked for several companies in New York City while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, including Jones Group companies Nine West, Easy Spirit, and Bandolino. She has also helped run events at the Society of Illustrators for top illustrators in the country as well as helped out with NY Fashion Week in Fall 2009.
Carla relocated to San Francisco in 2009, and worked as a Production Assistant for the California Academy of Sciences from 2011-2012, helping to produce planetarium shows, the Animal Attractions exhibit, and Science in Action videos. In 2014, Carla worked on at Avery Dennison, putting photographing and editing labels for Levi Strauss for the internal sales team.
Carla has been freelancing, creating graphic novels, storyboards, kids books, illustrating for companies, teaching kids illustration, and been in numerous art shows in San Francisco. Last year she moved to Atlanta to focus on her work with her animation studio, Cranial Island Studios, out of her office at Switchyards Downtown Club.
Heather is a former MJ impersonator and pegasus wrangler for the circus in her dreams, embracing the creative process as a means for celebration, discovery, and growth. Having earned a BFA in fine arts with a painting concentration, she enjoys working in a variety of techniques, but mostly she enjoys painting breakfast foods in space and Bill Murray. Oh, and big, public murals, live painting at your next event, and commissioned portraits of your fam and fur babies. When she's not at your local Painting With a Twist having a blasty blast, you can find her hanging out with Bigfoot in the forest, crushing delicious coffees under waterfalls, and just being bad and unbougie in general.
Holly grew up near Cleveland, Ohio where she attended Malone University for Communication Arts with a focus in Dance and Theater. After college, Holly traveled the world volunteering for humanitarian organizations which eventually led her to Atlanta, Georgia where she has started a family (including two Great Danes). Holly is also a licensed Nutritional Therapist and Make-up artist. When she's not painting, you can find her teaching dance classes in the greater Atlanta area or repurposing old furniture.
Originally from Ukraine, Kiev, Natasha is an artist and ballroom dance instructor. She has been creating art since early childhood and completed the Art Academy in Ukraine and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Natasha loves art and enjoys painting, using different techniques (watercolor, pastel, colored pencils, acrylic, oil, canvas). She also likes to paint murals. Whether it's a kids room or a decorative wall painting in a restaurant, it is always fun! Throughout her life, painting was something she never stopped doing. It’s an almost meditative process that fills her with life and happiness, and she couldn’t go for long periods without it. Art is the love of her life!
Scott hails from Malden, Massachusetts, and attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he studied painting, printmaking and animation. He is intensely interested in the intersection of art and technology, and is at home with computer graphics and traditional materials. He lives in Tucker, Georgia, where he enjoys spending time with his two sons. An advocate of life-long learning, Scott has had a long and varied career as an illustrator, animator, multimedia artist and instructor. His favorite artists are Jack Kirby and John Singer Sargent.
Stephanie was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice in 2015. Her new found interest is watching and assisting others with their paintings while at Painting With A Twist - Buckhead, such fun!! She also loves to read, hang with friends/family, and you bet you can always catch her dancing during classes!
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