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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!

Jackie Mccluskey

Jackie Mccluskey

Who is Jackie? That's an interesting question! Some of you know me as Sissie, some as Jackie Sue, or simply Jackie. As a child I grew up painting with my Nana and getting up at 5:30 on weekdays to make sure I was able to watch Pappy Drewit. I have been creating through many outlets ever since, from watercolors to colored pencils to acrylics and oils as well as mixed media. I am a native Texan, who LOVES Dinosaurs (Specifically Stegosauruses) and Beauty and the Beast. I also love decorating and organizing! Straight out of high school I started working for an art gallery, teaching children and selling my drawings. Since the children have now grown and gone off to college I have found a new place to help others create art! As much as I love creating art, helping others express their creative side is an absolute joy for me! If you are ready for a treat in the best part of Texas, stop by and take a class from this southern gal!

Leti Beau

Leti Beau

Leti grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas in Tyler in 2017 with a degree in Fine Arts. While creating digital paintings for her new freelancing business, KumoriWorks, she has spent a ton of time pursuing her other passions including graphic design, comics, animation, vlogs and, recently, traditional painting as a new Instructor at Painting with a Twist! She is super excited to figure out the best way to entertain and teach while making it an awesome experience for long time goers and new faces! Leti shares all of her struggles with the internet under the name “Kumori” using Instagram as her weapon(?) of choice to complain about this or that…but mainly to encourage other creators to keep making what they love regardless of skill level or experience! Her favorite things in the world are her Wife, her two pets Pip and Gaster, and seeing people succeed in their creative endeavors! Instagram: www.instagram.com/kumori.ii/

Kimberly Wells

Kimberly Wells

Kimberly is the owner and occasional artist at PWAT-Longview, and a mom to two little boys! A native East Texan by birth, a natural artist she is not! Kimberly graduated from Arp high school, has a Financial Planning degree from Baylor University, and always knew she wanted to open and manage her own business one day. After attending her sister’s bachelorette party at Painting with a Twist in Dallas, Kimberly decided to pursue her dream and open a Painting with a Twist studio with her 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. Kimberly loves her job, and hey, it's not really work if you love what you're doing!

Kayla McBride

Kayla McBride

Kayla was born and raised in the town of Hallsville. She has ventured many ways searching for what her heart desired most. She was taken to Painting with a Twist in Shreveport for her 22nd birthday, fell in love, and decided she MUST work there! Luckily, she found out Longview was opening a studio and they were hiring. Kayla has worked her dream job for 4 years now at the Longview location and has moved up into management. Kayla loves to clean, with this she decided to help others feel stress free by coming home to a clean home. She owns K’s Commercial & Residential Cleanings and enjoys what she does. In her free time you will find Kayla spending time with her adorable little red headed son and her mom/best friend. Kayla likes tacos, naps and wine!

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