Our Miami, FL - Coral Gables Painting with a Twist Artists
My name is Chandra Diaz De Arce. I am an illustrator, concept artist, and animator. I currently pursue a visual arts degree in Miami Dade College. I am also a singer and performer as a hobby. My passions are all in the arts and spirituality. I pursue my goals and needs with an open and positive mind.
A native New Yorker, Jason has been painting since early childhood. His unique style of painting, ranging from pin-up art to his stylized realism portrait work continues to gain growing recognition. In 1991, he earned his Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology and in 1996 his Masters of Art Education from Queens College.
“ I learned to manipulate form, light, and color from comic books and I attribute my sense of composition to watching too many Stanley Kubrick films”.
As an Artist, Jason succeeds in capturing the essence of the subject. “ I compare what I do to some of my favorite film directors and cinematographers where composition is what affects the mood or the scene”. What ultimately makes a painting good is balance, if it is solid in the viewer’s eye, it can win you over, much like a bad film with amazing cinematography and memorable performances. “My inspiration is pop culture, the beauty of simplicity, and how we as a society relate to a generally short attention span each of us have. My art speaks to the viewer directly and captures them immediately on a stylistic level”
Working at Painting with a Twist since 2017 and loving it. Jim Reyna is a dedicated artist, videographer editor, photographer, book enthusiast and musician for many years. Creating and building projects from scratch is the ultimate goal, he likes mixing up his ideas inside out to see them come to life with surprising results. It dawned on him one day that sharing the relaxing sensation of painting could help all of us escape reality and in many other ways relief stress. With that being said what better time to book a class with him to not only paint but with a side story telling entertainment .