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.
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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Amanda F (Sugar Land Studio)
Amanda is a local magnate High School Art teacher who has been with PWAT for more than 7 years. She has four dogs and one cat. When she is not spending time with her hubby, she is playing with photography and getting ready for museum art shows.
Ángel is a Houston native and contemporary painter who has been working for Painting with a Twist since summer of 2014. He received a degree in Fine Arts-Painting from the University of Houston in 2016 and is currently working on his master's. He has shown his work at the Blaffer Art Museum, Third Space Gallery, and the Zoya Tommy Gallery. When not here at PWAT or in his studio, Ángel also works for the Blaffer Art Museum and Rice Gallery, handling fine art and installing exhibitions.
You can check out his website at: https://acastelan.net/
You can also follow him at: www.facebook.com/angelcastelan.art and www.instagram.com/acas_9
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.
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!
Xandra started painting in 2007 under the tutelage of George Bevill, Muralist and her grandfather. He taught her much about starting a big painting and finishing quickly and efficiently. Prior to that work experience, she had only ever worked on small scale paintings and drawings in school. Her favorite teacher, Donna Reedy, had taught her the importance of high contrast and wonderful, brightly colored compositions. After leaving Mr. Bevill’s assistance in 2012 and finishing school with a degree in Communications and Art History from University of Houston, she continued to paint murals and began teaching painting classes at Painting with a Twist as she continued education in Technology Project Management. She has learned much by working there from working with other artists and studying other’s techniques.
Something that tends to set Xandra apart from most is her whimsy with color and high contrast. And in portraiture, her favorite part of the anatomy is the eyes, so they tend to be prominent and bright. Landscapes tend to be water scenes and brightly colored.
Commissions are very much welcome especially with the opportunity to further her skill and try new techniques.
Philomena "Mena" Baldwin joined Painting with A Twist in 2018. She also works as a freelance artist and musician. Her tools of choice the digital tablet, but she loves painting traditional art as well!
Her website is menabaldwinart.com and is on most social media platforms as foodangel2.
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