Our Pittsburgh, PA - South Side Painting with a Twist Artists
Hey there! I'm Alex, a Carnegie Mellon University grad student on an exhilarating journey towards my MA in Design. My artistic adventure began at Purdue University, where I majored in Art History, spicing it up with Studio Art and Italian (Sì, parlo italiano! ????). I'm a fervent creator, crafting everything from brochures to jewelry and metalwork. My mission? Transforming my creative spark into a career that makes me jump out of bed each morning. But there's more to me! I thrive on creative challenges, relishing freelance design projects. If you've got a unique project craving creativity and professionalism, don't hesitate to reach out! Can't wait to team up, both in the studio and beyond. Let's create art and have a blast!
Hey y’all! My name is Annie, and I’m from the Washington D.C. area, but I graduated from PITT with degrees in forensic anthropology and political science. I grew up painting sets, performing in theatre productions and improv groups, and drawing cartoons as much as I could. I have over a decade of experience in various artistic mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting, fashion design, and special effects makeup. I have worked in various countries such as Indonesia, Portugal, and Romania doing environmental and oceanic conservation, and I currently take care of animals for a living as well as sell handmade jewelry and commissioned paintings through my Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/begleysbagels) and my website. I am so excited to be at Twist South Side as an artist, and I cannot wait to help you discover the joy that painting can bring!
Hi, I’m Ashley! I was born in Pittsburgh and raised with a paintbrush in my hand. I’m a recent graduate of CCAC and am looking forward to the next step in my academic career. I have always enjoyed the arts and creating something out of nothing. Whether it be paint, clay, or even my tablet, I’m always busy making something new! I’m glad to be here at Twist South Side, and I can’t wait for you to come and enjoy the experience as well!
Hello there! I'm Danny, a local Pittsburgh artist. I enjoy supporting the Penguins, Steelers, and Buccos. I graduated from Edinboro University with a BFA in animation and a minor in painting. Here at Twist South Side, I'm excited to help you find your hidden art skills. As an artist, my goal is to bring inspiration and joy to people's hearts around the world. I can't wait to see you in the studio having an amazing time! I'm all over social media, for anyone who would like to see my work: Instagram - @dannykail, YouTube - @dannykail, Facebook - Danny Kail's Art, WEBTOON - Adventures of Cinnaboi, TikTok - @dannykail
Jason - Studio Manager
I was born and raised in Brighton, Colorado. At a young age, I discovered my talent for creation as I sculpted action figures out of clay. After I grew out of action figures, I began to pick up new skills within the arts. In high school, I started developing a portfolio that later helped me earn an art scholarship to college. After graduation, I found PWAT and fell in love with the business! Being able to bring the joy of art to people in such a fun and relaxing way is such a blessing. If I am not on stage teaching, you will find my working on my personal art or commissions. I have a background in painting, drawing, sculpting, and jewelry. Some of my other skills and passions are basketball, traveling, pretty much anything outdoors, and just the right amount of nerd. Request me for a party, or keep an eye out for me on our calendar!
Hi guys! My name is Jenny, and I'm from the block. Actually, I'm from the City of Brotherly Love, but don't hold that against me! I'm an experienced painter who's been studying art in various forms for over ten years. Although I have a degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and primarily work in video production, painting has always been one of my lifelong hobbies. I began to turn my passion into a profession with commissioned paintings and illustration, and a few years later I joined the Painting with a Twist family! Having the opportunity to pass the knowledge my art teachers gave me onto others is an incredibly fulfilling experience, and with my musical theater and performance background, I'm committed to keeping your learning experience fun! When I'm not producing or painting, you can find me riding my horse, attending Comic Cons, enjoying craft ales, rocking out at metal concerts, or working on my current comic, Gibson And The Apocalypse, which can be read on horsenation.com or my art instagram account, @jennykammart. I look forward to seeing you at Twist South Side soon!
Hey, I’m Meg! I was born in California, but I have lived here in the ‘Burgh for most of my life. I’m a graduate of Point Park University with a BFA in Animation & Visual Effects, and I had an internship with Animal Media Group, a local media studio downtown. I’ve always had a strong passion for storytelling and the arts. My love extends from animation, to digital art, to drawing, and, of course, to painting. When I’m not creating, writing, or working on my own side projects, you can find me enjoying various video games, movies, cartoons, and TV shows. So, come on down to Twist South Side to paint with me!