Andrea joined our Painting with a Twist team in March 2015! Originally from Reno, NV, Andrea comes from a long line of artists and has been playing with paints and pencils for as long as she can remember. She just recently received her Bachelor in Fine Art with a concentration in portrait painting in 2012.
When Andrea is not in her studio knee deep in paint, she's cooking in the kitchen with her young daughter or watching a horror movie marathon with her hubby. You can find her latest creations on her Facebook artist page.
Annie joined our Painting with a Twist team in September of 2015!
Annie is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her focus is acrylic painted illustrations, depicting cheerful and whimsical imagery. The subject matter of her work ranges from easily palatable subjects like the lightheartedness of everyday objects, to more dense topics including environmental consciousness and food justice. When Annie is not working on new paintings, she loves hiking, playing frisbee golf, going to new restaurants, trying new craft beers, and hanging out with her friends. To see more of Annie's work you can visit her website at: rothcommaannie.wordpress.com
Ashley joined our Painting with a Twist team in March 2017! Originally from West Chester OH, Ashley graduated in 2016 from Wilmington College with a B.A. in Education and English. Her biggest passion is creative writing and she hopes to one day become a published author. Ashley continues to study English as she plans to attend graduate school at Wright State University where she will also be a TA for the 2017-2018 academic semester. But when Ashley doesn't have a pencil or a book in her hand she definitely has a paintbrush. She enjoys mixed media and landscape paintings but her favorite thing to draw and paint are birds. She also enjoys binge watching "How I Met Your Mother," knitting, hiking, and finding the next craziest 5K to run.
Brittney joined our Painting with a Twist team in January 2018! Brittney is a student at Miami University working on a degree in Art Education, and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. She loves to paint and draw, and even painted a few murals in downtown Cincinnati! Outside of art, Brittney likes to hike, dance, write, and do special effects makeup! You can check out her other work at brittneygreer.weebly.com
Ceci joined our Painting with a Twist team in October 2017! Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cecilia graduated from Universidad Del Sagrado Corazón with a BA in Fine Arts in 2011. She specializes in portrait drawing and loves experimenting with different mediums (her favorite: pastels, acrylic and oil paints). She strongly believes that the key to drawing and painting is patience, passion and persistence. On her free time, she likes to watch foreign films and dramas, reading, and collecting new hobbies. She wants to try it all! :D
Daniel joined our Painting with a Twist team in September 2015! After finishing his B.F.A. in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Daniel recently returned to Cincinnati to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program. His main focus in illustration is editorial works based on articles and events happening in the world, while his fine art work is an exploration of the minimalist and abstract expression. Daniel has shown and sold works internationally from gallery shows and competitions to freelance clientele and conventions. Outside of the arts, Daniel also produces electronic music and performs at events and clubs around the nation as well as internationally. When he's not doing that, he likes to relax and hangout with friends.
Elizabeth joined our Painting with a Twist team in October 2013!
Elizabeth Guilford graduated from Xavier University with a B.A. in Fine Art, focusing primarily in drawing and painting. She also enjoys fiber arts and has a loom at home for weaving.
Elizabeth grew up in Guilford, Indiana were she was hoomeschooled with her five younger siblings. She has since moved to the Cincinnati area where she continues her art. Elizabeth is a painter as well as a freelance illustrator, and has illustrated numerous children's books. Children's books have been her main focus, as she loves how detailed children's books can be! In her free time, Elizabeth also enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with her two pet rabbits.
Heather joined our Painting with a Twist team in June of 2017! She was born in Georgia, and spent the rest of her childhood, growing up all over the country (Indiana, Florida, California and Ohio). Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Art, From Miami University, with concentrations in Art Education, Psychology and Sociology. After teaching art; she painted murals and decorative finishes for her own company, then decided to continue her education with a degree in Communication Design, from the University of Cincinnati. Her work has been featured in local and international publications as well as in public art installations. She has 2 grown sons, 3 Maine Coons and a Lilac Colorpoint Siamese!
Katherine joined our Painting with a Twist team in June 2014. Katherine recently graduated with her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Previously, she has studied with various professional artists in Cincinnati and New York City, and has exhibited her own work in cities around the United States. She has traveled to and studied in many cities abroad, including Berlin, Venice and Mexico City, and in 2015, she completed an artist residency in County Clare, Ireland.
Katherine is rarely seen without a cup of coffee and is always excited to share her passion with new (or old) friends. She currently maintains her own studio practice and more information can be found at her website: www.katherinecolborn.com.
Mila joined PWAT in September 2019. She is originally from New Jersey, graduating from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University. She recently graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art history in 2017. She has been teaching the fine arts academically, and privately since 2013 to a wide range of students. Not only is she a Painter and an Educator, but a Software Engineer as well. She brings a lot of inspiration to her work from reading and her many travels across the globe. She hopes to continue learning, growing and traveling more in the future! Check out her work on Instagram: Emilia_karwowski.
Sarah joined our Painting with a Twist team in June 2015! She graduated from Antonelli Collage in 2003 with a degree in Interior Design, and loves all things creative. Her true passion is painting and has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Sarah is a West Side native, but now calls Landen home. When she’s not working at PWAT, Sarah enjoys spending time with her Husband, their 5 kids, and 2 dogs! Creating artwork is something she loves to do in her “spare time” (haha ??), but views it more as something she needs to do so she doesn’t lose herself in the thralls of Motherhood!
Sharon joined our Painting with a Twist team in January 2013!
A Cincinnati native, Sharon holds a B.S. in Art Education from Bowling Green State University and an M.Ed from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a full time public art teacher and has taught over 3,000 students in grades K-12 over the past dozen years. Sharon enjoys creating a variety of art including painting, ceramics, stained glass and quilting. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, watching hockey and baseball, and vacationing to Disney World as often as possible.