Raised in Richardson and graduate of Tarleton State University, Meghan has a variety of skills in the arts including graphic design, photography, sculpting, drawing, and of course painting. In addition to being the assistant manager at the Richardson Painting with a Twist, Meghan is also the Artist in Residence at Methodist Richardson Cancer Center where she offers art lessons and activities to patients receiving treatments and their caregivers. (Instagram: mnp.artistry)
Artist Eva Azul (Eva Pena), was born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico and presently lives in the city of Dallas. As a child she was passionate about handmade art and the colorful culture of Mexico. These color rich cultures, along with her global travels, have greatly influenced her art.
Early in life, as she played with colors and different textures and as time went on, she realized her passion for creating. This led her to easily tap into her imagination, resulting in a very original and distinct style. This style, known as Naive, is mostly dedicated to children.
Robbie Sparks is a recognized Dallas artist known for his unique talent for blending color, texture and shape to create his unconventional works. Robbie has been inspired by his travels through Italy and his under graduate work in East Texas. He has developed an ability to produce his art using mixed media including canvas, paper, wood, metal and pigments, giving his pieces a unique style all their own. Robbie Sparks brings an artistic perspective that defies conventional forms and mainstream artistry. He utilizes this vast array of elemental form to devise his artistic vision and expressions; his artistic signature.
Robbie Sparks attributes his diverse sense of style to an ability to see beyond the mediums he uses, to create a final works that is truly larger than the parts.
Robbie has worked with some of the most recognized interior decorators in the Metropolis, including David Carpenter Interiors and Tomi Pratt Interiors, to produce commission pieces that now grace the homes of many of Dallas’ elite. Many corporate firms have collections of Robbie’s art including: Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson LLP, Drinnon Law Firm, Renaissance Hotel, Dallas Children’s Hospital, Half Price Books Corporate office, Christopher Gaines Real Estate, The Alternatives Group, Interface Technologies, 12 Forward Corporation. Robbie Sparks earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona moved to Dallas at the age of 21. At 10 was mentored by her art teacher first in watercolor, and at 12 began oil painting. At 19 studied at an Art Gallery
in Scottsdale. Inspired by her grandfather an illustrator for the Boston store and uncle a portrait painter.
A graduate from Bauder College with a degree in Fashion Design and a minor in Interior Design. Her professor from Ireland was incredibly talented and received a first place Award in Illustration.
She moved to Paris, France for her graduate work in design and Fine Art at L’ecole de Beaux Art. Her art classes took place at Le Louvre studying the masters. He Art Professor moved her into the Master Life Drawing class. Later studied at the Scottsdale School of Art.
Still with a desire to draw and paint she studied privately under Dick Ruhl, cartoonist for Disney. Later she landed a job designing model’s for high rise condo’s in Dallas and when it
came to the artwork she couldn’t find exactly what she had in mind, so she began painting the art herself.
Fate stepped in and Angelina found herself managing a furniture showroom, which ironically was housed in an Art Gallery in the Dallas Design District. Working the art shows,
and learning the nuances of each artist gave her a unique perspective and so began her journey into the art world.
At a point she realized painting was her path.
“Painting is an inferential journey.”The desire to understand “Spirituality” and it’s transformational power motivates her work.
The objective is for the viewers thoughts to unfold with the point of the artwork itself. I give it a title and the art enthusiasts interpret it thru their perspective and their thoughts take them where they need to go. As an artist the hope is to evoke emotions through the work as it strikes a chord.
Angelina enjoys helping others learn to paint in a fun environment
As a way to inspire and a way for others to relax from their busy day.
Kim is a PHR certified HR professional who decided about 5 years ago that painting was a lot more fun that dealing with HR related issues! She hung up her corporate job and opened her first Painting with a Twist studio in Richardson. In 2017, she acquired a second studio in Mansfield. She loves spending time with our guests, helping to make their Painting with a Twist experience extra special!
While Kim is new to art (and sometimes limited in what she can teach! haha!) she has been known to teach a kids class or two and an occasional adult class. What she lacks in artistic talent, she makes up for in FUN!
When not at the studio, Kim loves spending time with her husband, Michael, kids, grandkids, dogs and horses!
Artist Lisa Rees was born in Texas. She attended the University of Houston for Drafting, she married her husband, Craig, and they moved to the Dallas area over 30 years ago. She has raised 4 children, worked as a preschool teacher, and led a mentoring program at Northrich Elem for which she was awarded Richardson Hero of the Year for 2011. Lisa has now gotten back into her art, knowing after taking a class, that Painting with a Twist was a place she needed to be part of. Over the years, she has created pieces in oil, water color, pastels, and acrylic (acrylics being what she loves working with the most). She enjoys all styles, but her favorite is "realistic". Lisa enjoys volunteering for her church and as a Richardson Crime Watch Patrol Coordinator. Family, volunteering, traveling, decorating, and art are among Lisa's favorite things.
BYOB. You must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol.
Ages 16-17 permitted in Adult BYOB classes if accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also painting. All Ages (Family) classes are also offered.