Ayla has always loved to study art. She loves painting, drawing and has recently found love in sculpture. She lives by one quote ... Art is Objective! Fun Fact: Ayla is a YouTube vlogger.
Ayla is so happy to have the chance to join the PWAT team! To have a job where she can paint all day and teach it to happy, willing participants is a dream come true... and the wine is a plus! Ayla hopes she can bring laughter and confidence to every Twister she meets!
Erin studied at the University of Pittsburgh and got her B.A. in Africana Studies and Studio Arts. She was a painting instructor in Buffalo prior to moving to Delaware. Erin loves illustration and does a lot of freelance work, from album covers to character design.
Fun fact: Erin is a trained barista and loves making latte art!
To Erin, being a PWAT Artist means artful fun and hospitality, to both teach and learn. She loves hosting paint parties because she gets to share her passion for art with others, whether they are beginners or highly skilled artists. Erin believes it is all in the name of a fun, memorable experience for all of us! She hopes to bring a relaxed environment and a willingness to explore new techniques that or Twisters can take home with them & try on their own!
Katie is from Dover, Delaware. Growing up, Art was always her favorite class in school. Since her love of art continued through her teenage years, Katie went on to study Fine Arts in college. Painting an drawing continues to be her major passion.
Fun fact, she is also a wedding cake artist! To Katie, being a PWAT artist means inspiring and bringing out the creative side in others through her own love of art. Everyone has their own unique way of expressing themselves through art/painting and she wants to bring out that art in others. Katie strives to create an atmosphere that allows customers to relax, have fun and create together!
Jenn was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived in Middletown most of her life, so she considers herself a local. Arts and crafts have always been part of her life. She is a UD alum with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts and has participated in three shows. Jenn considers herself a history buff and draws her inspiration from her favorite artists, Edward Hopper and Claude Monet. Along with painting, she also favors photography and sewing/needlecraft.
A fun fact, Jenn's favorite things to draw are chickens, ever since her family got them as pets.
She is excited to be part of the PWAT Team, to be able extend the artist' experience to everyone who wants to get in touch with their creative side.
Two great forces come together in Linda, Science and Art. As a trained conservation biologist and descendant of award-winning decoy artists, Linda grew up surrounded by talent and creativity. Like many artists from the Delaware Valley, Linda draws inspiration from the natural world (specially birds). She was born in Forked River, New Jersey and moved to Delaware at the age of 21. For Linda, science and art do not have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, being an artist at Painting with a Twist is her way of sharing with people how science and art are interconnected.
Lizzie was born and raised in Smyrna, Delaware. She is a self-taught artist and has been a PWAT/Paint and Sip junkie since 2013 and occasionally paints at home too! She like to crochet, but usually only finishes hats.
Lizzie is excited about being a PWAT Artist because help appreciate and teach the little things. Fun art is all about simple steps and the basic that help make your piece shine. She loves helping others and wants them to leave PWAT super proud of their work and know it is not always hard to try new things.
Steph is a Delaware transplant, originally from Rochester, NY and a previously self-proclaimed non-artist. After a 25 year career in Corporate America, she is now a co-owner, with husband Bill, and a firm believer that anyone can find their inner artist, all it takes is great instructor and stress-free, fun environment! When not in the studio, she loves spending time with family, including son Jake, and friends & the beach is her happy place! Steph loves getting to know our Twisters and bringing PWAT art to the community! There is nothing better than the smiles at the end of a class, when our guests leave with a masterpiece they love!