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Our Longview, TX Painting with a Twist Artists

Micah Ruland

Micah Ruland

Micah (My-kah) was born when she was very young and has not aged a day since. When lucid, her creative mind spills its contents for all to enjoy and ponder. She began her artistic career at the tender age of 5 in ‘94, when she was coerced into silence during church and given a pen with instructions to draw on a bulletin. She of course agreed to those terms with the allowance of a piece of gum. With her current status of art instructor at Painting with a Twist, she is now able to fulfill her lifelong hobby of preforming mind-boggling whispered karaoke songs at the PWAT hootenannies. They have become the stuff of legend. She also paints there! Everything she paints becomes the stuff of legend. She was also featured as Time’s 2006 person of the year. Go ahead. Look it up. Micah enjoys singing “Que Sera, Sera” underwater, a good pun, or even better a bad pun, and adding to her enormous silly-putty collection. Should you be looking for an artist who is selcouth with a hint of wifty, to provide a bonafide erlebnisse that will make you balter to no end, then look no further. Well, maybe grab a dictionary…Micah also has a slight case of logolepsy. Sadly, Micah has lost her favorite glass eye somewhere in the studio. It answers to “Fred”. If anyone should find it, please notify animal control immediately. She hopes to see it and you in the near future!

Leti Beau

Leti Beau

Leti Beau (NB, Queer, she/her) is an East Texas artist based in Longview! She is a proud part of the LGBTQ+ community and local Artist community. Leti runs a local artist support group called Aggregated Artist of Longview, TX in coordination with Micah Ruland for freelance artists needing advice on how to run a successful art business. Recently, she has begun modeling and advocating for mental health and positive body image using her body as an example of a nonconforming plus size body type. When she isn’t working, she spends time with friends, playing weird video games, caring for her potted plants, drawing existential but cute comics, and catching up with what the kids are doing on social media. One of her favorite parts of working at Painting with a Twist is meeting new people and introducing them to the positive aspects that creativity can do for you! Her other favorite thing watching her captive audience faces when she tells a bad joke during class. In order to commission Leti Beau for any sort of work or for a chat, please email letibeau.art@gmail.com or visit her website.

Alex Lichty

Alex Lichty

Alex Lichty has just recently been proven to exist, blowing the minds of cryptozoologists worldwide. People who have observed him closely report a thick sarcasm and dry wit. He's fostered a strong relationship with his muse, having an obvious love for absurd and abstract ideas as well as the intricate beauty of the natural world. Aside from that, he is a fan of all things spooky and weird. As he states directly, "I just like freaky things and cute animals." Along with that, he has a love for teaching children's classes, hoping to help foster the same love of art and independence that was given to him as a child.

Tara Brinkley

Tara Brinkley

Painting has always been my go to for stress relief and to take a step back from the crazy of the world. I truly believe God has blessed me with the art talent to help others learn how to take a step back and appreciate the beauty they can create with their own hands :) I also love my 4 pets 2 cats and 2 dogs. I WILL pet any dog! I can also beat anyone at Disney sing alongs!

Angel Hawkins

Angel Hawkins

Kimberly Wells

Kimberly Wells

Howdy y'all! I'm the owner and occasional artist at Twist-Longview, and a mom to two boys! A native East Texan by birth, a natural artist I am not! I graduated from Arp high school, have a Financial Planning degree from Baylor University, and always knew I wanted to open my own business one day. After attending my sister’s bachelorette party at Painting with a Twist in Dallas, I fell in love with the business. After spending my entire budget attending all the Painting with a Twist events I could, I decided to pursue my dream and open a studio with my husband Casey, in East Texas. With a love of crafting projects and a passion for business and management, the Painting with a Twist franchise has been a perfect match. After 9 years of owning this business, I still love my job and getting to know all of our Twisters! Hey, it's not really work if you love what you're doing!

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