Our Port Charlotte, FL Painting with a Twist Artists
Hello, my name is Arlena. I have been painting since I was very little. I am a self taught artist. I took college art classes in high school and since then I have just painted for fun or for the holiday seasons. I currently am a dog Trainer and continue to paint to relax every now and again.
Art has always been my obsession, since a paintbrush could fit between my fingers. I studied graphic design at Charlotte Technical College, but my favorite artistic disciplines I studied by myself. Storybook and comic book illustration, as well as custom portraits and caricatures are what I enjoy to paint the most. Bright colors and whimsy truly define my signature artistic style. You can find my work at local art shows and art fairs from time to time, or you can see my paintings on my Facebook page, FloEssence Illustration.
I believe everyone is an artist at heart - we all learn to see and understand pictures before we learn how to describe them in words. I look forward to helping you find your inner artist, while having an absolute blast!
I am a self-taught artist originally from Northern Ohio now living in Englewood. I have always been passionate about art and focused for many years on drawing. However,in 2010 I discovered my love for painting. Since then,I haven't been able to stop! In fact, I now work as a professional artist, working on commission from my studio.I have also become well-known for my pioneering and innovative, new medium-sculpting common,everyday facial tissue into stunning works of art. I love having fun and being creative, and am very passionate about painting and now have the ability to teach others my passion at Painting With A Twist. I look forward to building confidence in others and awakening their creativity!
Joan Maier is ready to lead you on thru your Fun Art painting! After teaching Art in Sarasota schools for the last ten years, Joan is happy to inspire the creativity , party style!
She lives in Englewood with her husband, and has been painting for 30 years, including murals, furniture as art, as well as participating in local art shows. Joan's own website is Joanmaier.com, where you can see her love of paint and willingness to try painting anything! Her motto is " Just dive in! Be brave and have fun! No worries, it's just paint....you've got this! "
My name is Pam Cook. Some people like to call me "Shorty", "Hobbit", or "Cookie." I have been working in education for eleven years. I majored in art in High School and for one semester in college before changing to Psychology and education. I am originally from Rochester, NY, but I love living in Florida! My husband and I have two dogs, both West Highland terriers, and we consider them our kiddos! I love painting, drawing, snorkeling, baking, traveling, and just having fun! I can't wait to meet you in class!
Hello, my name is Rachel C Matson. We just moved back to Florida in April and I am so happy to be part of the Painting With A Twist franchise. I became a Visual Storyteller in 2015 and started my love for painting from there! I was born in Dagupen PI and came to the US when in was 2 years old because my father was stationed at Great Lakes. I am married and we have a 19 old year toy poodle. Let’s have some fun!!