Our Jacksonville, FL - San Marco Painting with a Twist Artists
Recently “retired” from the pro photographer circuit covering weddings, events and families - she’s traded in the busy photog life for home life with her husband of 8 years & their rescue pups, Radar & Solo. Her current passion? DIY renovating their first house together. Chelsea is a Jacksonville native having graduated high school from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. After serving 6 years in the Marines, Chelsea returned to Jax - earning her college degree in Digital Media/Graphic Design. Chelsea joined the Painting with a Twist San Marco team in 2014 and is currently our Studio Manager. Chelsea loves getting her sweat on with her Fit Body fam, Instagramming, traveling, antique shopping, building/making/crafting, and camping around Florida with her family.
I’m a Jacksonville native and surgical assistant. I live with my daughter Ella, son Owen, and our two rescue pups, Albie and Penny. My Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw. I love British crime shows, comedy podcasts, good coffee, collecting eyeglasses, and pretending to be a French girl from the 1960s. I was probably born in the wrong decade. I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and I’ve learned so much from my fellow artists at Painting with a Twist. It’s super rewarding to help people uncover their inner artist.
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.
Christine's background includes working with plants to create a home-garden emporium, cooking and amateur rollerblading. Christine enjoys using professional photography equipment to take photos of her cat, Katness. Fun Fact: When Christine is not at PWATJAX she is working with entrepreneurs at PS27 Ventures, volunteering at the humane society and sits on the board of the JAX Chamber Professional Women's Council and the St. Vincent's Shircliff Society.
Artist Jenn Peek is ecstatic to engage people’s latent love of art at Painting With A Twist. A Missouri native, she's traveled to Japan and back again, fostering the seeds of her artistic passion. Those seeds blossomed once she found the University of North Florida's Sculpture department. So much so, that her work can be found at Klutho Park, with future works to be installed at the Seaside Sculpture Park here in the Jacksonville area. When not engaging students in painting or creating nationally recognized sculptures, you can find Jenn traveling, wearing cosplay, making friends, or some combination of all three. Keep up with Jenn through her website JennPeek.com or follow her on Instagram @peekintoart
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.
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Frank E Sanabria II is proud to stand among the team at Painting With A Twist. A Jacksonville native, he discovered art while serving in the Navy where it made a lucrative venture among the tattoo hungry sailors aboard his submarine. When not at the studio, Frank E serves in the Air National Guard, studies Digital Media at FSCJ, and can be found on stage at a community theater near you. His accomplishments include several screenwriting awards, artwork on display in the veteran’s gallery in Washington DC, and keeping his pet gecko alive.
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! Creatively yours, Ms. Tee
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
Edmari Hernandez’s original place of birth is Arecibo, Puerto Rico, but she has spent most of her life in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born into an Army family, which allowed her to travel to various places such as Germany, Italy, Alaska, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. Learning to live in a bilingual home and in a trilingual culture, she discovered at a young age that drawings were a universal visual representation of subjects that could be understood across languages and culture. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Edmari earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Florida concentrating on Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, with a minor in Art History. She has also recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of South Carolina in Studio Art. During her college years, she has worked in a few Painting with a Twist locations, and is now back at the studio she first began as an instructor.