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Our Jacksonville, FL - Fruit Cove Painting with a Twist Artists

Alissa Carde

Alissa Carde

Beth Santos

Beth Santos

Beth is a mother, commercial artist, blogger, event photographer, and works in community outreach! She believes that "No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted." She is as sweet as they come!

Darby Hill

Darby Hill

Gabby Patterson

Gabby Patterson

Gabby loves traveling, Taylor Swift, reading books, painting, and any kind of art in general! She has a firm belief that you should be the light you want to see in the world! Let us tell you! She achieves this daily!

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a behavioral neuroscience major at UNF, and a researcher in a brain-imaging lab. Creating art, watching football, and spending time with her dog are some of her favorite activities! Hannah loves interacting with people, especially children, and is passionate about helping others to tap into their creative artistic abilities! We are so excited to have her in our Painting With a Twist family!

Jake W.

Jake W.

Ciao, I’m Jake. I was born in Long Island New York and moved to Florida when I was just 6 years old. As far back I can remember, I had the dream to become an artist of all mediums. When I was younger I was told by others that I should have more practical goals in life instead of becoming the creative person I always wanted to be. Becoming the outgoing and passionate self I am now was not easy. Eventually high school creeps along and I soon see art as a way to take life’s ups and downs and visualize them into physical representations that I can look back and learn from. My goal was to share that same idea with others. I never gave up on my dream! I found a love for graphic design and painting - two mediums that are very different entities. I wanted my passion for art to become my lifestyle and livelihood. At the end of the day that is what makes me smile. With freelance graphic design jobs filling in the first half of my art dream, I still needed to find the fine arts, hands-on component. That’s when I found PWAT! I work at Painting with a Twist with a major goal in mind - to support and create new artists in this community. Everyone deserves to be seen for who they are. That is why I pride myself in making sure others see exactly that through their art. If you see me in the studio, feel free to sign my apron. I believe everyone I teach or assist at Painting with a Twist is a brilliant artist. Those signatures will remind me of my goal to inspire others in art and they will stay with me throughout my career at Painting with a Twist.

Jason G.

Jason G.

Jason just graduated high school and is currently a student at FSCJ and is studying theatre technology! He's had a passion for all things artistic as long as he can remember, including everything from drawing to dancing! He hopes to one day inspire individuals all around the world with his art. Jason would love to have the opportunity to paint with you!

Juliana G.

Juliana G.

Juliana Gutknecht is soon to graduate from Creekside High School Class of 2021. As a testament of her artistic talents, she was accepted at two prestigious art schools, both SCAD and Ringling College of Art and Design but has decided to attend the University of South Florida in the fall. Her favorite creatures are dragons and she can wiggle her ears. She has loved art since she was little but has recently found acrylic painting to be one of her favorite mediums. Juliana hopes to see you in one of her classes soon!

Julie W.

Julie W.

Artist Julie Wall is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Point Park College with degrees in Visual Art and Design and Visual Communications. She has also been a home decorator and stylist and loves to be creative in any form. She has been working as a professional artist doing murals and commissioned art work for the last 25 years. The last few years Julie has been enjoying chalk painting furniture, adding unique hand painted touches. Besides art she has a passion for her family and animals and serving the homeless. She also substitute teaches in St. John’s county and loves having the opportunity to positively influence children of all ages. Last but not least, she loves…..Painting with a Twist!!!!

Julie M.

Julie M.

Hi my name is Julie and I’m am so excited to be working at PWAT! I moved from Ohio to Florida when I was eight years old. Growing up my favorite classes were Art and Music. I have a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Visual Communications from Florida State University. Go Noles! I have experienced many forms of art: Painting, drawing, batik, weaving and photography. I have lived in Jacksonville since 1985 and raised both my children in St. Johns County. I loved being a band and soccer mom too. I have been a Sales Manager for Major Corporations and family owned businesses. I was also a Jazzercise Franchise Owner/ Instructor and a Receptionist for a Music Studio. I am actively involved with the West Point Parents Club of NE Florida and served as Vice President for Five years. I spend my free time painting, reading at the beach, playing tennis, and hiking in the North Carolina Mountains. Fun facts you don’t know about me? Come paint with me and find out!

Naseeha A.

Naseeha A.

Artist Naseeha Aleem is originally from Long Island, New York but is a Floridian at heart. She is currently loving her studying at the University of Florida hoping to attain degrees in Criminology and Philosophy- Go gators!!! She enjoys graphic design and sports like lacrosse and surfing in her free time. The biggest highlight in her young adult life has been working at PWAT since she was 15. Being an artist at this studio has enabled her to meet wonderful and creative people. While learning from several talented artists and her boss, her love for art has grown immensely since she picked up the hobby. She very much enjoys all aspects of art, especially helping others find and build their passion for it (especially new newbies!!!)- Her biggest goal is to spread positivity through life and teaching art, and become a lawyer in a field that is exhilarating to her.

Natalia P.

Natalia P.

My name is Natalia Pacheco; born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Dominican Republic. Yes! I lived where you vacation. I'm currently a teacher at San Jose Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. I have taught various courses of Social Studies and Geography (6th -12th grade) in International K-12 School settings with the use of various curriculums. I have a Bachelor in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture from SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. Art has always been my passion; my background in Art and Architecture enables me to implement and use creative approaches to teaching courses of history that can at times be mundane if student’s attention is not captured. I have taught drawing elective classes and I have facilitated private art/drawing classes for students that wish to create a portfolio for college as well guide them through this stage in their lives. I have also completed a PGCE, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, with a concentration in TESOL and additional credits in History & Geography to meet teaching qualifications for History. I am currently completing a Masters in Education with a concentration in Technology Integration, I have my temporary teaching certificate for Dual Florida State K-12 Certification in Art and Social Science from 6-12, and I am also completing requirements for teaching Spanish K-12. Si! Hablo Español. As you can see Education was not my first career choice but it has been my life vocation and PRIDE. I have been teaching for over ten years and my plan is to grow with every experience as well as to learn as much as I can to be a great teacher for my students. PWAT has been perfect for me because it combines both into one positive environment and feed my soul by allowing me to express my creativity and helping others. I’m a Husky Mom and I work hard to give a good life to my Fur babies.

Sol Gopu

Sol Gopu

Sol loves sports, many mediums of art, guitar, piano, and academics! She always tries to find the best in everything, no matter what the situation! She hopes to be a neurosurgeon or a physicist someday! For now, we are lucky to have this smart girl at Painting With a Twist

Stew Brown

Stew Brown

Zenna B.

Zenna B.

With a passion for creativity, Zenna has been drawn to the world of art since she was first able to pick up a crayon. Sketching her way through school, she obtained degrees in business and psychology but something was still missing...After several years she ended up leaving the office world behind so she could turn her love for creativity into a career. She worked for 3 years with Mad Science of Jacksonville where she provided a fun interactive learning experience for kids and their parents honing her live, on stage skills and creating slime, rockets and dry ice. Her love of art helped create her online store and landed her a job as an instructor at Painting with a Twist helping others find their inner Bob Ross!

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