Terri was born in Gulfport, MS and has lived in Louisiana since she was 10 years old. Terri has always been interested in art and as a very young child would spend hours creating pencil sketches of horses. Terri attended Art Institute of Houston and graduated with a degree in graphic design. Terri spent a number of years in Houston creating print patters for a clothing manufacturer. Eventually, Terri moved back to Louisiana and worked as an artist for a local screen printing company. As life happened, Terri took a job as a paralegal for many years, but focused on photography during that time. At last, in 2019, Terri was able to find her way pack to her passion. She has a studio in her home where she produces many different types of art. Art is always on her mind and it shows in the diversity of her body of work.
Courtney Calato is so excited to join the Painting With a Twist team! With the power of coffee and an iron will, she graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in theatrical performance. Since then she’s been working as a professional stunt performer and fight director, but has been missing her days doing scenic design. When not in the studio, she’s probably working on a sassy cross stitch and doting on her dog Gracie.
Meet Ren! She is an adrenaline junkie that has climbed straight out of the Tennessee mountains to explore the swamps and excitement of the Big Easy. With sarcasm and a sloppy paintbrush, Ren has taught hundreds of classes at our Nashville studio. She just moved to New Orleans and is eager to share her passion for painting and partying with you! When Ren is not making a mess at our studio, she is also found wandering the forests of our National and State Parks or getting into trouble downtown. Ren does not like to keep still and loves to camp, hike, kayak, rock climb... heck, she has even jumped out of a plane! When you see her in the studio, ask her about her latest bruise.
Maghan is the manager of the team here at TWIST Mandeville and sometimes she even jumps on stage as an artist! She's been with Painting with a Twist for EIGHT years now! She started out as an Artist at the Baton Rouge location when she was at LSU finishing her bachelors degree in fine arts. She has since filled many different roles for the company including working for corporate as a regional manager and an operations consultant. In 2019 she decided to step back from the corporate world to focus her family and to get back into the studio. She's a wife and mom of 5 beautiful children! She loves cultivating a great team of artist that make the magic happen for the guest, (hopefully thats YOU) that attend the pARTies here at TWIST Mandeville!
Taylor is a local artist living in Ponchatoula. She has been very involved and passionate about art her whole life. In high school she was leading the art department, even creating a pottery class for fellow students. She was voted most talented and also began working as an intern in an art gallery her junior year. Continuing this passion through college and after, she is ready spend all her time in our studio. When Taylor isn’t painting she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.