Our Houston, TX - The Heights Painting with a Twist Artists
Elias Alvarado-Heights & Midtown Studio Manager
Hello and welcome to our Artists page! My name is Elias and I'm the studio manager for the Heights and Midtown location. We have many talented and artists on our team that are excited to be your next class or party instructor! Take a minute to read about our amazing team and their interesting art backgrounds. If you have any inquiries about booking a private party or our class schedule,please give us a call or email! Looking forward to working with you!
Lupita was born and raised in Houston,Texas. She is a mother of three and currently residing in Tomball, TX. Lupita has been interested in art most of her life and has been painting as a self taught artist for the past 12 years working mainly with acrylic and mixed media.Some of her work has been in art shows across Houston and currently hangs at the Chakra Haven shop in Tomball, TX. She is a Director of National Sales with Educational Products, Inc and has been with the company for 19 years. Wanting to bring more creativity to her life she added to her career by joining the PWAT team as an instructor in December of 2016. You can find her mostly in our Houston-Heights location, but she can also be seen in our Cypress, Katy, Sugar Land, Mid-town and Houston-Westheimer locations upon request. IG: https://www.instagram.com/artist_lupita/
Tam Ngo is a passionate artist and graphic designer that joined the Heights team June 2019. Growing up in Houston, she is constantly inspired by the diversity and vibrancy that living in the city brings. She's earned a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts from Soka University of America in California. Her life dream is to share Asian American narratives and experiences through her beautiful works of art and fiction. In her free time, Tam is an anime and manga extraordinaire, using it to inspire her own style and stories.
To find more of her work, visit her website! https://lunalitmedia.com
You can also find her on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/lunalitmedia and Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/lunalitmedia/
First of his name, Axolotl enthusiast, Amy Lee fanboy, and Master of Roads (Settler's of Catan). Ángel is a Houston native and contemporary painter who has been working for Painting with a Twist since summer of 2014. His work is in private collections throughout Texas and is represented in Houston by the Epstein-Hooks Gallery. He received his B.F.A. in Studio Arts (Drawing and Painting) in May of 2016 and his M.F.A in May of 2019 from the University of Houston! Aside from his website you can also check his work at: www.instagram.com/acas_9
Madonna is a self taught commission artist / creator with the aspirations of opening her own Professional Art Studio in the near future. She is an entrepreneur/amateur comedian who does facepainting/hosting for her church an other 501c non profit organization's. Her specialty is in urban, abstract, and logo paintings. Lastly she also is an awarded entertainer/ comedic host who has been with Painting with a Twist since 2016.
Necia M- Katy/Cypress Studio Manager (Katy Artist)
PWAT Artist since 2013! Katy/Cypress studio manager!
I have studied art for many years .. 3 years of photography at Sam Houston State, a variety of arts at the University of Houston, including digital photography, painting and print making to name a few.
I have a teenage son who is studying music as well as an elementary age daughter who studies both music and art and absolutely loves to paint with mommy! And... I LOVE MY JOB!
Leo Fortuno graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Philippine Women¹s University in 1982 with honors. An award-winning artist, he also attended Layout and Production Art at the Art Institute in Houston in 1993 where he excelled in graphic design.
During the Gulf War, Leo worked in Kuwait as the Art Director of Fanateq Gallery. Because of the danger involved, he was left with no choice but to return home to the Philippines.
In 1991, Leo moved with his family to Houston, Texas where he started his own graphics business - Artworx Unlimited. Leo has been with the PWAT family since the 5th national studio opened in Sugar Land in 2012.