Our Harker Heights, TX Painting with a Twist Artists
I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and relocated to Killeen when I was four, and have been here ever since! Creating art has been a passion of mine since childhood, and I began painting around ten years old. I attended college locally at CTC, partaking in pastry arts classes and graduating with my Associates degree in 2010. I first came to Painting with a Twist as a customer, and quickly decided it was the place I wanted to be! I purchased the studio in 2020 with my husband Josh, and our lifelong friend Jesse. When I’m not in the studio, I’m hanging out with my husband and three kids (and seven pets!), playing video games or painting personal projects. Come paint with me and remember, “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” – Bob Ross
I was born in Puerto Rico to a Dominican family and moved to Texas because of the military back in 2001. I’ve loved Texas ever since. I studied fine arts at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, graduated in 2013, and developed an enthusiasm for painting. I spend my free time working on individual art projects and enhancing my artistic skills. PWAT gives me the amazing chance to experience art with others in an exciting way, and I’m always happy to pass down what I’ve had fun figuring out!
I was born and raised in Killeen, and I currently live here. I have two precious fur babies, my cats, Clark and Baby. Oh, and I have a pretty rad fish named MJ. If I'm not at Painting with a Twist, I am at my other job, or I'm chilling with my sister/best friend Daphne. I am a self taught artist, and every day I'm working on becoming the best version of myself that I can be. Art is everywhere and it takes so many forms, that's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about it. Art is a way of living, creativity is in our nature. Express yourself!
Howdy! My name is Alysia Grudier and I was born on an Army base in Louisiana. The eldest of three, and the daughter of two Army veterans, I found my love for art in the midst of moves. My parents have always been extremely supportive of my artistic endeavors, sending me off to college in pursuit of art at both CTC and Texas A&M, I have received both an Associate's and Bachelors in the field of art. My favorite things to create are charcoal pieces, colored pencil pieces, acrylic, oil, and watercolor pieces and I dabble in digital art as well. I plan to share any knowledge I've picked up and grow further in my field by working at Painting with a Twist. Thanks and Gig 'Em!
Sarah is currently on maternity leave!! Congrats Sarah!!
I have recently been promoted from #dogmama to #babymama, and my husband and I are expecting our first in April 2022! I was a military brat growing up but I have called Texas my home since 2014. I graduated with my BBA from ACU but art is my passion! I have been painting since I was 12 and have worked at several Painting with a Twist locations over the years. I hope to see you in my classes and be able to encourage artistic and creative growth, as well as have a great fun time!