Emma is a graphic design student who loves to create realistic and fictional pieces both digitally and traditionally. She hopes that by teaching at Painting with a Twist she can help others gain confidence in their art and enhance the experience of making it. When Emma isn’t making art she plays video games, watches her favorite content creators, models for fun, and hangs out with her family and friends.
A transplant from Seattle, Washington, Josh is a mostly self-taught graphic designer and artist, having worked for a number of years with the traditional mediums of paint, pencil, pen and paper and has fully embraced the digital tools available to the working artist today. He has worked with a number of businesses and multiple bands/musicians, both in the St. Louis area and on the West Coast, designing & creating logos, promotional art, full album design, performance photography and whatever else is needed to completely bring the performer's vision to life, with a relaxed approach that he brings to the stage when instructing classes.
Lexie holds a BFA in Graphic Design and BS in Business Administration from Maryville University. She is a middle and high school fine arts instructor, local performer, metalsmith, and self-taught painter. In addition to acrylic painting, Lexie loves creative thinking in any form, especially hand-lettering, costuming, and photography. She is passionate about the arts, and loves empowering people with the joy of creating. Aside from making art, she enjoys meandering through art museums and rereading art history textbooks. Lexie is the most optimistic person you'll probably meet, she'll help you make a work of art you love!
Rebecca is an experienced artist devoted to her craft- whether it be from traditional painting to sci-fi and fantasy prop building. Since her childhood, she has dedicated her life to growing her abilities as an artist and will never say no to learning something new. When not producing freelance artwork, she spends her time enjoying video games, reading good books, and studying new art techniques. With a love for learning and a passion to teach others she found her place at Painting With a Twist, where she works to inspire a love for creativity, fun, and individuality.
Shawna Williams is a Southern Illinois native, transplanted in University City with her husband and three kids. While she’s not on nature hikes, at the playgrounds, on the baseball fields or touring the wonderful museums St. Louis has to offer, she’s elbows up in paint. “As a child I loved to draw on paper up against the window, admiring the light coming through,” she says. That hobby led her to paint in college and further her artistic journey into photography and graphic design. “I also currently enjoy creating pour paintings and composing with alcohol inks, making jewelry with many of the pieces” With a masters from Savannah College of Art and Design, Shawna uses all of her creative experiences to entertain and teach others at Painting with a Twist and provides a relaxing atmosphere. Shawna is also our "Paint your Pet" extraordinaire!
Caitlin completed her BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Photography at Maryville University. As an artist, she generally works either digitally or in colored pencils- however, especially through Painting with a Twist, she has cultivated a newfound love for painting. She also enjoys reading, writing, and hiking when she isn’t making art! Get ready for some laughs and a dash of sarcasm!