Our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Painting with a Twist Artists
Amy is known as the "Happiness Artist"! She brings entertainment and education to the Painting With a Twist stage. Always laughing and smiling, Amy is sure to guide you through your painting ensuring you leave with not just a unique painting, but a memory that will last for years to come!
Dylan Bauer has his Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and a Associates in Arts degree from the Florida School of Arts in Palatka, FL. He is currently an artist in residence at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital located in downtown Jacksonville. Where he works with patients and creates art with them so they have an enjoyable stay. Hope to see you at one of my classes!
Hannah is a behavioral neuroscience major at UNF, and a researcher in a brain-imaging lab. Creating art, watching football, and spending time with her dog are some of her favorite activities! Hannah loves interacting with people, especially children, and is passionate about helping others to tap into their creative artistic abilities! We are so excited to have her in our Painting With a Twist family!
Ciao, I’m Jake. I was born in Long Island New York and moved to Florida when I was just 6 years old. As far back I can remember, I had the dream to become an artist of all mediums. When I was younger I was told by others that I should have more practical goals in life instead of becoming the creative person I always wanted to be. Becoming the outgoing and passionate self I am now was not easy. Eventually high school creeps along and I soon see art as a way to take life’s ups and downs and visualize them into physical representations that I can look back and learn from. My goal was to share that same idea with others. I never gave up on my dream! I found a love for graphic design and painting - two mediums that are very different entities. I wanted my passion for art to become my lifestyle and livelihood. At the end of the day that is what makes me smile. With freelance graphic design jobs filling in the first half of my art dream, I still needed to find the fine arts, hands-on component. That’s when I found PWAT! I work at Painting with a Twist with a major goal in mind - to support and create new artists in this community. Everyone deserves to be seen for who they are. That is why I pride myself in making sure others see exactly that through their art. If you see me in the studio, feel free to sign my apron. I believe everyone I teach or assist at Painting with a Twist is a brilliant artist. Those signatures will remind me of my goal to inspire others in art and they will stay with me throughout my career at Painting with a Twist.
Artist Naseeha Aleem is originally from Long Island, New York but is a Floridian at heart. She is currently loving her studying at the University of Florida hoping to attain degrees in Criminology and Philosophy- Go gators!!! She enjoys graphic design and sports like lacrosse and surfing in her free time. The biggest highlight in her young adult life has been working at PWAT since she was 15. Being an artist at this studio has enabled her to meet wonderful and creative people. While learning from several talented artists and her boss, her love for art has grown immensely since she picked up the hobby. She very much enjoys all aspects of art, especially helping others find and build their passion for it (especially new newbies!!!)- Her biggest goal is to spread positivity through life and teaching art, and become a lawyer in a field that is exhilarating to her.
Vanessa loves watching anime and caring for her chameleon named Kiwi! She's been working for Painting With a Twist over 2 years. Vanessa thinks the best part about teaching art at Painting With a Twist is seeing what our guests create!