spent much of his carrier in the field of ophthalmology. He was the technical surgical director at the South Texas Institute of Eye Surgery. Ocular surgical instrument design, research in optical lens formulas, and medical mission trips are a few of his contributions to this field. Art never ceased during this time. Medical illustrations in pen and ink, water colors, oil and acrylics are part of his art portfolio. He studied design and art at SWTSU. He also studied for 2 years under the guidance of his grandmother Moto Tani, a master artist in the Japanese art form Sumi-I, a meditative art technique. Music is an equal passion, is a guitarist & vocalist in 2 local bands.
Sharing ownership and being an artist here at Painting With A Twist - Alamo Heights is a dream come true. "Family, Art and Music, what a Blessing!"
Priscilla first fell in love with PWAT when she and her sister Kayla attended a class together. Though she didn't consider herself an artist at the time she felt at home with the whole concept of art and how it strengthened the relationships of all in the room. It wasn't long after, that her and her husband Britt started on the road to opening their very own studio! She considers herself very blessed to be apart of this amazing company!
Suzanne is a San Antonio native. At a very young age she discovered her interest in drawing and art after finding a box full of her mothers old artwork from her high school fashion design class. During this time her older sister was also discovering her talent of singing and music. This created a desire in Suzanne to learn to sing and share in many talents among her siblings.
From then on she strived to learn how to be a better artist, singer and performer. Over time she took a special interest in learning how to draw the human form which lead to her becoming a portrait artist in 1995. Her love of music and performing in different bands over the years helped in her efforts to start her own band, "Starling", in 2011. Both art and performing are an integral part of her life and working for Painting with a Twist provides an outlet that satisfies both passions.
Andrea was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but raised in San Antonio, Texas. She took up oil painting at the age of 7 and is studying to become a high school art teacher. When not doing art she spends time with her family and dogs. She is also an autism mom. <3
Dae is a Local San Antonio Artist, and has been working and teaching with painting with a twist since 2016. Since then she has been promoted to a Manager position in the studio! She lives and grew up in the country, and has always been surrounded by nature and animals. Which has directly affected and inspired her artwork. Her art has been featured in multiple art shows and published on art websites. If you would like to get to know a little bit more about her you can follow her @artsy_dae on Instagram!
Dante DiPasquale, who currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, was born in Boise, Idaho on October 13, 1994. He attended and graduated from San Antonio College where he attained his Associates in Art. Many of his influences come from both past and present. His love of art, cinema, books, mythology, and philosophy are subject matters he chooses to investigate, while at the same time comprising his own stories. Constantly jumping back and forth between paint and pencil, Dante works with multiple mediums and chooses what may work best depending on the type of image or story that needs to be told. He has exhibited across San Antonio in both group and solo exhibitions with his latest being Metamorphosis, a narrative of an individual’s journey through harrowing events.
Frances was born and raised in San Antonio, and is proud to be a part of the local art scene in her city. She attended Texas State University and majored in fine arts with a concentration in Painting, which is her passion. When she isn’t working or creating art, Frances spends most of her time raising her young daughter- setting her up to be an open minded artist as well. Working here at painting with a twist, Frances hopes to help inspire everyone who takes one of her painting classes to get creative and let loose their inner artist.
Maggi is an emerging artist born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is grateful to have grown up in an environment that fostered creativity and understood early on that art is everywhere you look. Although she majored in business and spent the better part of a decade in the healthcare industry, that didn’t stop her from bringing creative ideas to the table whenever she had the chance. Now as a full-time artist, her interest in art involves capturing the essence of people and pets through portrait paintings. As an Artist at Painting with a Twist, Maggi hopes to spread the same creative energy that inspires and motivates her everyday.
Shelly, a local artist from the Alamo City, would create cardboard furniture for her dollhouses as a kid; in her teens she would develop a love for the performing arts. Later she obtained her AA from San Antonio College. The stimuli for Shelly’s work stems from pure feeling and emotion, using life and everyday experience as her influence. Her focus is in painting but she also enjoys printmaking, drawing, assemblage, digital art and design. She has exhibited in local galleries with group exhibitions and often times has a pop up booth at First Fridays/Second Saturdays for her smaller works. She is currently attending Texas State University for her BFA in Painting. Keep up with her on Instagram @shellyvibesart
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