Our Pittsburgh, PA - South Side Painting with a Twist Artists
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 any of my various artsy side projects. I'm so excited for my next chapter in Pittsburgh and Painting with a Twist – Pittsburgh – Southside. Come in, and let's make some memories together!
Art is the act of pure inspiration! That's my motto. And just like in Ratatouille, "Everyone can cook," I believe that everyone can paint! The best part of my job is being able to help people see that they have talent they didn't know they had. I’m Pittsburgh born and raised, and I love my city (and the Steelers and Penguins of course). I have my BFA in fine arts from Edinboro University with my concentration in drawing and a minor in art history. I also do commissions, and I'm experienced in all types of media including oil paint, watercolor, ink, charcoal, and graphite. I've been an art instructor for many years before I came to PWAT, so I've taught people with different levels of experience. If you're a novice, don't be scared to paint! I guarantee you'll end up with something you can be proud of after taking my class. If you take a class with me just be ready for my corny personality and nerdy jokes!
Hey! My name’s Meaghan, but you can call me Meg! I was born in California, but was raised here for most of my life, so I’m a Pittsburgh gal at heart. I’m a recent graduate from Point Park University with a degree in Animation & Visual Effects. I also had the great opportunity to intern with Animal Media Group, a local studio here in Pittsburgh. But even before college, I’ve always had a strong passion for the arts! Although digital art is my bread and butter, I love all kinds of media, including drawing and acrylic painting. My love also extends to video games and cartoons, and I hope to work in a real animation studio someday. I’m so excited to be here at PWAT – Pittsburgh – Southside, and I can’t wait to paint with you!
Sammy Jones was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. From a young age, Sammy has shown an interest in drawing, especially with Sharpies on her parents' walls and pianos. Once in high school, Sammy was introduced to an art studio in the North Hills where she was able to expand her painting skills, particularly in watercolors. After a year of going to the studio, Sammy was asked to start teaching art to 5 - 10 year olds. She stayed there for five years, including summers, while she was going to school in Savannah, GA. After graduation, Sammy managed a print shop for a year and a half, followed by accepting the lead designer position at a medical supply company. She is very excited to get back to teaching at Twist South Side!