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Our Gretna, LA Painting with a Twist Artists

Joshua

Joshua

My name is Joshua Williams. I serve as your Studio Store Manager. I am an artist originally from West Point, Mississippi but now based out of Baton Rouge, LA. I specialize in watercolor. Since 2019, I’ve became a full time artist, working on graphic designs, murals, and many many commissions. My motto: We all were created to create!

Michelle  D.

Michelle D.

Michelle Davenport is a proud New Orleans native and draws much of her artistic inspiration from the color, vibrancy and rhythm of the city she loves. She can trace her artistic journey back to childhood drawing, painting and sewing with her mom and building and repairing things with her dad. Michelle has always been driven to learn and discover new skills. With the same enthusiasm that Michelle learns and grows as an artist, she loves to teach and share with others. While painting is her primary passion, she is also a skilled seamstress/designer and loves to make costumes, jewelry, accessories and furniture. Michelle is one of the artists featured by the Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail, her Oyster sculpture painting is on display at Perino’s Boiling pot in Marrero.

Rachel  R.

Rachel R.

Rachel is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and has lived in Algiers since she was born. Rachel first knew she wanted to work with art since fourth grade because her parents saw she had a talent for drawing. She was tested and put into the talented art program in school. She loves figure painting, portrait painting, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at LSU. She started working at our studio as an assistant on her birthday in May 2011. Her favorite thing about being an instructor is bringing a sense of joy, laughter, and creativity into people's lives. She shares her special tips on painting which she likes to call them her "magic tricks" with the customers to help them achieve the best outcome for their painting. Rachel also is our resident DJ getting you in the groove of things.

Starr

Starr

Hello ! I am Starr Solie Smith. I am a visial artist born and raised in New Orleans. Ive done art for as long as I can remember , getting ny start at NOCCA then continuing on to study Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology, graduating in year 2020. I love working with vibrant colors and creating art that allows creativity & imagination to explode off the canvas!

Shannon D.

Shannon D.

Chelsie

Chelsie

My name is Chelsie Crawford. I was born and raised in New Orleans. I’ve had a passion for drawing since I could use a pencil. My favorite things to draw were houses and furniture. Throughout grade school and college (Xavier University of Louisiana) I used art to help me succeed, drawing things that related to what I was learning. My passion for painting grew in 2017 and since then I haven’t put down a paint brush, focusing on color theory, realism and expressionism. I’m also skilled in Make up artistry as well as semi-permanent makeup, and esthetics. My motto is positive minds, positive vibes, positive lives.

Anita

Anita

Artist Bio Hi! I’m Anita and I’m an artist originally from Milwaukee. My art career started as a kid designing notebooks in class. High school is where I discovered my love for painting and I’ve been studying the craft since then. The medium I primarily work with is acrylic, mostly creating vibrant, portrait paintings or scenes in nature. With that said, I believe everyone in life has a unique purpose and their own way of giving back to the world. The reason I create is to pass along inspiration as it was so gracefully passed on to me. And for that, I will be forever grateful. Website: www.anitaoncanvas.shop

Cymone

Cymone

Cymone is a proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Since childhood she’s had an interest in art, but her family and introduction to anime propelled her into talented visual arts classes throughout primary and secondary school. She loves to draw portraiture and has an appreciation for animation, fashion, and jewelry making. Her mediums rotate between acrylic, digital, and watercolor painting. A proud alum of Bard College, she graduated in 2021 with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Experimental Humanities. She continues to work towards improving her art skills alongside the talented crew at Painting With A Twist and in her spare time.

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