Our Queens, NY - Forest Hills Painting with a Twist Artists
Mawhyah "MOMO" L.
Mawhyah Milton is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration. In December of 2015 she exhibited in the Now or Neverland: Urban Uproar exhibition during Art Basel weekend. She just completed her two year contract with AmeriCorps in Florida. Her favorite medium to use is Acrylic paint and she plans to go to grad school in New York next year.
My name is Giana and I am a graduate student studying speech-language pathology. My passion for visual arts started when my grandfather bought me my first easel in fifth grade. I have been drawing and painting ever since. While in high school, I submitted a pastel drawing of a local business named “Bollywood” to the Castia Maria Center for Arts and Education competition. Although I was always confident in my abilities, I never thought I would be noticed in a sea of thousands of submissions from fellow New York City high school students. Soon after submitting my work, I was informed that I was one of the five Regional Gold Key Medal recipients. I credit my achievement to my four years at The Mary Louis Academy where I was enrolled in an intensive AP Art program. Quite some time has passed since then, but I still actively use my visual arts talent. As a graduate clinician, I am always discovering new ways to incorporate my creativity into therapy sessions. A Ralph Waldo Emerson quote that I live by reads, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived… This is to have succeeded.”
Originally from St. Louis, Max spent the last decade living in the fine city of New Orleans, where he became a creative entrepreneur as an artist and graphic designer. Graduating from the fantastic creative curriculum at Loyola University, he refined his illustration and storytelling skills in order to become a comic book artist and creator. After integrating himself into the vibrant art community of New Orleans, Max returned home to St. Louis for a year, where he first started working for Painting With A Twist. Now living in Brooklyn, he gets to make artwork on a bigger stage. He also enjoys the opportunity to work in multiple mediums of art and teaching people how to channel their inner zen by wielding a paint brush.
My name is Amy and I am mainly a visual artist. As a professional portrait painter, people and their stories, from their smiling wrinkles to their daily acts of kindness, are what I try to seize in my art and life. Teaching art allows me to live through both of my passions: art and people. But, I can offer more than just a degree in fine art and an artsy website. I am also an opera singer, a dim sum chef, a psychological thriller writer, a world traveler, but most importantly, someone who would love to be your art buddy. I sincerely invite you to share your inner artistry and your laughter with me. Art is not just my story, let it be yours too.