Meet one of the Studio Owners Krista Hawkins (Twista Krista). Krista was born in Canada and began creating art when she could hold a crayon and was introduced to finger paints. When Krista finally got tired of fending off grizzly bear attacks and artic winds, she moved to the US and acquired a BA in Public Administration and a MA in Management and Leadership. Still her love of art never left her side and she always found herself drawn to projects that involved artistic flair. As an adult, Krista has mastered all 120 crayons, making sand angels, the ancient art of finger painting, freelance acrylics, sculptures and murals. When Krista isn't being artsy, she is easily manipulated by peanut butter, poutine (her favorite Canadian dish) and her two spunky teenage girls. Her second love is the fitness world. Krista has been a highly competitive Nationally ranked NPC Figure competitor since 2016. If she isn’t at work or the gym, you can usually find her hanging out at one of the beautiful beaches in the area. Krista has enjoyed being apart of Painting with a Twist family and will continue to share with everyone that art is about having fun and creating long-lasting memories.