Our Jacksonville, FL - San Marco Painting with a Twist Artists
Geri is only one half of the Jacksonville native sibling duo that owns the studio! She began her journey as an Artist at the very first franchise back in 2010. After years of being an Instructor moved home to open her own studio with her brother, Josh. With a Fine Art Degree and Minor in Marketing/Communications from Florida State University it was the perfect fit. Geri loves being able to bring the love of creativity and fun to the Jacksonville community. Her favorite part about teaching is reminding people of what they truly are capable of (yes, you totally can paint more than a stick figure, I promise!), celebrating special milestones with the customers, and helping them destress to enjoy a little art therapy. In her spare time you can probably see her obsessing over her adorable studio pup doodle Stella, reading up on the latest mental health/wellness trend, probably learning totally unnecessary facts from Google, grabbing a lavender latte at a local spot, singing, dancing, pretending to be a DJ in the studio, or telling a rock solid Dad joke.
I’m a native of Jacksonville and I love living in San Marco with my boyfriend Adam, my daughter Ella, son Owen, and our little dog, Penny.
I was lucky to grow up in a creative family, and my mom always encouraged us to express ourselves through art. I love coffee and sparkling water (must have both at all times), and I’m always looking for recommendations for a good book, podcast, or secondhand store!
Painting is a wonderful way to turn off the overworked parts of your brain and just create. Don’t focus on being perfect; just give it a shot! You may surprise yourself.
Born and raised in the Bronx, there is no wonder why Jeffrey Maisonet became an artist and creator. Surrounded by art and creativity, Jeffrey took all this inspiration to heart and canvas. Traveling across the U.S. to California as well as high tailing it to live overseas in Holland he never traveled without his canvas and paints. Finally settling down in Florida, Jeffrey is married and now has 2 children. These changes have not held back his art or creations - he is Owner of Murals & More, Muralist for I.C.I. homes as well as Sister Johnston Design Co. Currently an Instructor for Painting with a Twist there seems to be nothing in his way to continue on as an artist.
I love being native to Florida. My family and I enjoy Jeeping on St. Augustine beach and roaming around Disney World. I've always wanted to be an art teacher, so I really love instructing my PWAT classes.
A Michigan native full of creativity who loves making colors, shapes, lights and shadows come to life in a variety of ways, with the hope that someone else can experience what I do daily!
I've been painting/creating since I was a youth, which led me to opening my own custom cake shop for 10 years and working with the PWAT franchise over the last 5 years and a year here in Jacksonville! Time truly does fly while having fun!
My goal is always to find the beauty in everything no matter what's going on around you and sharing it with others.
We all have an inner artist, some find it earlier than others but once you do there's no turning back!
"Life is a gift that I appreciate daily and art makes it easier to live it"
Come paint with me and experience it for yourself!
Jessica Sharpe has worked at Painting with a Twist for almost three years. She has worked at multiple studios in Houston, Texas and has recently been added to the team at San Marco. The Earth-bound incarnation of Jessica Sharpe is an installation artist and painter. She attended the University of Cincinnati and completed a BFA in painting and art history in 2003. She was awarded a full scholarship for graduate study in Painting from Syracuse University and received a MFA in 2010 as the Graduate School Fellow. Previous professional experience includes maintaining a studio practice in New York City, teaching as an adjunct professor in New York, lecturing, and participating as a volunteer for numerous local art organizations. She is a member of the Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Arts and collaborates with her husband who is a landscape architect. She currently maintains a daily studio practice while raising her young son and meditating on eternal truths. Her work can be viewed at jessrsharpe.com
Alisa Flum has lived in multiple places being apart of a military family, but has spent a majority of her childhood growing up in Giessen, Germany where she recognized and began growing her love for art and using it as a form of expression and escape. After moving to South Carolina where she spent 13 years, she graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2020 with a Bachelors in Experimental Psychology and a double minor in business and mass communications. She took advanced studio art classes throughout her years at USC to expand her skill set and grow her passion for painting. Alisa became a Jacksonville resident in November 2020 and is excited to not only work with other like-minded artists, but to share that passion with all her class members at the studio. Fun fact: Alisa is an avid thrifter and guarantees her entire wardrobe, at any given point, is thrifted! Not only that, she’s a French bulldog enthusiast.
Faith got her beginnings as an artist in live theatre, designing, building, and painting sets. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from Flagler college and now works by day as the Assistant Director of Education and resident graphic artist at the Limelight Theatre. She loves community theatre and Twist Jax for the same reason; she believes everyone deserves to be an artist, no matter their profession. Her favorite classes to teach are Paint Your Own Pet, private parties, and off-site events, where the experience is very personal and unique for the customers. She hopes to paint with you soon! :)