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.
Dylan was born and raised in south Louisiana. Living in this area has definitely helped him tap into his artistic side, as he’s always been interested in art, and is not unfamiliar with a stage. Dylan started his artistic journey about four years ago with just a pencil, sketchbook, and the urge to be able to draw a hand. That desire drove him to watch countless hours of YouTube tutorials while putting in loads of practice. Dylan still can't draw hands perfectly. However, he has found inspiration in numerous medias since then that made him the artist he is today. As a father of two fur babies, a dog named Alphonse and a rabbit named Churro, when he’s not drawing or painting, you can find him binge watching anime, caring for his pets, or hanging out with friends and family. Dylan is excited to continue his artist journey at Painting with a Twist and everyone that comes to join the fun.
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.