Our Houston, TX - Memorial Painting with a Twist Artists
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. He is currently an artist at the Westheimer and Spring Valley studios.
Aka: That Goofy Guy in the Hat
Origin: Jersey Village, TX
Pairs well with: paint, brushes, graphite, bubbles!
Located: PWAT Westheimer, PWAT Spring Valley
This Mexican/German blend is produced in the lush dairy farmlands of Jersey Village, TX and perfected partially in the Art Institute of Houston and the University of Houston. Often known as "That Goofy Guy in the Hat", this blend has a sweet yet spicy bouquet with a bright and pleasing finish reminiscent to certain fantasy-inspired renaissance festivals. Best enjoyed alone or with friends in 1 of 2 locations: Westheimer and Spring Valley.
Disclaimer: may cause inspired creativity, loud, festive behavior, and an inexplicable love for blowing bubbles!
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I'm a painter and sculptor born and raised in Houston. I'm finishing up a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting with a minor in art history at University of Houston. Am a crazy dog lady who also loves playing the clarinet in the Lone Star Symphonic Band in Katy on the weekends.
Madonna is a self taught comission artist / creator with the aspirations of opening her own Professional Art Studio in the near future. She is an entrepreneur/amateur comedian who does custom art, apparel, face painting, and comedic hosting for various organizations 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!