Our Staten Island, NY - New Dorp Painting with a Twist Artists
My mother influenced me from a young age, watching her turn a blank canvas into beautiful paintings was awe inspiring. I wanted nothing more than to grow up and be just like her. Now, at 23 I've realized that I am! I still paint and draw almost every day. I am constantly inspired by nature and I love to get out in the sunshine and fresh air to capture that magic on paper or canvas!
I have always loved art. I am inspired by many things, the people in my life, nature, life and all its adventures. I love photography and taking pictures of my family. When I paint I love nature and landscapes the best. I enjoy sewing, jewelry making, scrapbooking, quilting...anything arts and crafts and hands on. Teaching at Painting with a Twist is a blast and a dream job! Meeting all of the great people that walk through our door is so much fun.
Jackie has always had a deep love for the arts, whether on stage or in an art studio. As a little girl she was constantly putting on shows for family and friends or trying to sell them her latest crayon creation for a nickel. Today she still has that passion for creativity and usually can be found performing on stage or smashing apart VHS tapes and Mardi Gras beads in the name of art(although she usually prefers oil paint)! She is regularly described by friends as a bit of a hippie due to her style, tree hugging ways and being slightly technologically challenged. When not busy creating art she can be found reading, watching super hero movies and hanging out with her pets. Jackie was born and raised in Michigan and received her BFA at Central Michigan University. She is stoked to be joining the PWAT family, creating fun art and amazing memories with everyone!
My name is Nicholas and I have been painting for as long as I can remember. I have a degree from the School of Visual Arts and a passion for all forms of art. I grew up in New Jersey with Staten Island roots. I believe everyone has a creative side hiding inside of them!