Our Philadelphia, PA - Northeast Painting with a Twist Artists
Alex Soto is our in-resident mad chill chica.
She's a graphic designer/photographer who will take on any task with a calm yet conscientious attitude. We're sure anyone who can work as hard as Alex can play as hard as Alex too. Any ladies night out is incomplete without the girl who knows where the next party is and can wrangle everyone into getting there.
A lady's lady, Alex's personal art is full of portraits of women who she loves to paint with huge eyes and lips.
Jay is young and motivated to create! He is funny and dynamic! He is an artist born and raised right here in Philadelphia. The thing that makes him happiest is to paint everyday! He also also enjoys sports! And loves being a part of the PWAT family!
Don't let Marcella's quiet nerdy exterior fool you. Inside and behind her broad smile she's popping and grooving to the sound as she describes herself as an artist that paints with music----her motto is music is the key to your soul with art expression following close behind. Marcella completed her undergraduate degree as an art student at Rowan University and her Masters at Rutgers University. She did several years of studio study at Fleisher Art Memorial
Mike is a big kid at heart, drawing for as long as he can remember. Most of his inspiration comes from video games, super heroes, and cartoons...Especially Jem and the Holograms or Power Rangers. He loves vibrant colors and clean, graphic styles-which definitely comes from his love of almost anything 80s. He has a huge soft spot for a good girl group or boy band. Mike is a positive energy and loads of fun, making sure to share that with those he meets at PWAT.
Brad knows a lot of useless information--if you're doing a trivia night/paint party, pick Brad. He knows a little bit about most everything--pop culture, trivia, movies, music, sports, etc. He attended Hussian School of Art for Illustration and Advertising and his personal art consists of beautiful pen & ink abstract illustrations, landscapes, and skyscapes.
A free spirit that dreams in color. Desi fell in love with drawing at the age of 3, when her mother first taught her how to draw an elephant. Self taught in art, she graduated from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, and loves to do makeup as a side hustle. In her freetime, she loves to play video games, color, sing karaoke, and also pose and photograph her collectable figures in her handmade miniature dollhouses. Her favorite obsession is to draw/sketch very realistic eyeballs and anime characters.
Genevieve is a triple-threat; she's a mom, an artist, and a she's a musician--you can hire her band for your wedding, mitzvah, awards ceremony, or divorce party! Seriously. Do it. You want this girl at your party. While she doesn't sing as much during a PwaT party, you'll definitely get a taste of Miss Fariera's voice during a class with her. At paint parties Genevieve loves painting all of the things (silhouettes, trees, landscapes, black girl pride). At home she loves painting Afrocentric ladies (she calls them her fro babies--check out her website link to see). Also owls. Owls are great. If you want to paint an owl, choose Genevieve. She's a bit obsessed.
Gwen is 5’7” and wears a size 8 shoe. She is extremely average, and that makes her cool and laid back. She hasn’t killed a bug since 2007. You’ll usually find her drawing on something random, picking leaves out of her hair, or bopping along to the background music. Her artwork is psychedelic and available for trade in the nomad wagon out back.BTW we think she is anything but average!
Melanie is a very young, middle-aged mama. She has been creating art since she was a wee little girl. Melanie went to school for graphic design and illustration at Hussian School of Art. She runs a figure drawing class and sometimes you may even find her as the model. Art is her life in all forms, she loves to paint, draw, even write. Watercolors are her specialty!
Think of Natasha as your all around Philadelphia sweetheart. We honestly don’t know what she can’t do! Ever see the movie ‘Legally Blonde’? That’s Natasha, but with a Fashion Design Degree-- and she also, probably, needs her roots dyed. But fear not, this designer by day is a comedian/DJ by night. If she doesn’t keep your party giggling, she’ll definitely keep them movin’ and groovin’ with the best tunes! Her playlist dates back all the way to the 60's (shocking, we know). You’ll catch yourself saying, “how does she know all my favorite songs”?! Check out her website to see how this Fashionista gets down!