Our Oklahoma City, OK - The Village Painting with a Twist Artists
Leah - Studio Manager
Don't let her pint-size fool you, Leah is the Studio Manager here at Painting with a Twist, OKC. Born and raised in Southern California, her heart will always be with the salty air of the Best (West) Coast, but she has followed her adventurous spirit throughout the United States and beyond, finding creative inspiration in the world around her. With a love of all things hands-on, and a varied background in the arts, Leah is an expert crafter, ukulele strummer, and a wizard with a Pilot pen. When not doing her very best to make sure the PWAT-OKC studio is a fun place to be for staff and guests alike, you may find her dabbling in watercolor and acrylics while teaching art classes for children, painting faces at the state fair, or attending local Pub Trivia nights with her husband. Leah is fun-loving, sweet as pie, and loves being a part of the Painting with a Twist, OKC team! Follow our studio adventures on Instagram @pwatokc!
De'ara Houston is a self-taught local artist of 12 years. She enjoys painting in groups and creating a fun artistic atmosphere. Her love for art is what brought her to our team. Follow her creations on Instagram at @delovesrobotsart
Lauren discovered her love of art as soon as she could hold a crayon and has been an art student since high school. Now a college senior, she studies many different drawing mediums, and likes to explore different types of art - including painting - in her free time. Though she focuses on portraiture at home, she enjoys painting all things. She also thoroughly believes there are no mistakes in art!
Katie was born and raised in Southeast Asia. She loves going on adventures and draws inspiration from nature, architecture, and literature. Alongside her love of naps, books, and antiques she enjoys working on different forms of art from pottery and calligraphy, to sketching and painting. Katie is an awesome person who would love to get to know you!
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Brittani’s love for fine art began at a young age. Her talents were fostered and encouraged by her artistic parents throughout her childhood and her years at the Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, where she excelled at sports as well as academics. Though a tomboy through and through, Brittani discovered a knack for hair and makeup, which lead to her passion for pageantry as a way to better herself as a role model for other young women in the community.
When she’s not teaching at PWAT, Brittani specializes in photo-realistic portraits, personal photography, and loves spending time with her hubby and their pups.
Either totally decked out, or rocking paint-splattered holey jeans, in this lady's class you’re in for a fabulously fun time!
Kimberly Wells - Owner
Kimberly is the owner, and occasional artist, at PWAT-OKC. Though a native Texan, growing up, Kim spent her summers at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. During those summers, she fell in love with Oklahoma City, and knew this was the place to open her second Painting with a Twist studio with her husband, Casey. With a love of crafting projects and a passion for business and management, the Painting with a Twist franchise has been a perfect fit. Kimberly loves her job, and hey, it's not really work if you love what you're doing!