Our St. Petersburg, FL Painting with a Twist Artists
Art has always been my happy place. Each artistic journey that I've taken has always been an adventure. My goal continues to be to empower people and share the wonders of my encounters. As an entrepreneur I've discovered that my interest and enthusiasm for art has been a big part of my giving back and a vehicle for communication.
Hi. I'm Julie. I'm an overeducated computer geek, Ironman triathlete, mom / wife, who is also a self-taught artist. I learned to love art by being a client of PWAT in South Tampa many years ago. PWAT didn't teach me "how" to paint, but it did give me the courage I needed to start. I learned, quickly, how to blend colors and that acrylic on canvas is a very forgiving medium - if I screwed up, I just need to wait until it dries and then initiate a do-over. I’ve come a long way since then, and I even have my own studio and gallery space nearby. Come visit me to learn more about the adventure this road has taken me on.
Hi! My name is Sandra, I’m from Miami, FL and I moved to St. Petersburg in 2021. When I’m not teaching at Painting With A Twist, I work as a freelance greeting card designer and children’s book illustrator. I like dogs, chocolate, and comedies. Follow my art on instagram @whatsquirky
I live in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida where I am inspired every day. I thrive on spontaneity and trying anything new. I am outgoing and often the life of a party.I am an artist, photographer, graphic designer, and part-time poet. I have over thirty years of corporate graphic design experience. Having been laid-off from a job that I saw myself retiring from; I found myself at a crossroads. My biggest advocate is my late mother. She recognized my creativity at a young age when she discovered I had outlined/traced the tiles on the bathroom wall with a crayon. She supported and encouraged my talent throughout my youth and made sure I had a creative outlet.My dad was in the Air Force and by the time I was 16, I had been exposed to the world via plane, car, and boat. I attended 14 different educational institutes through my college years. I am highly visual person because I was fortunate enough to experience different cultures and geographies. I conceptualize easily. I possess a keen ability to visualize colors and how they compliment each other and how beautifully they play together. My style lends to impressionism, where I rely on brushstrokes and rough use of color to form a loose interpretation of the subject matter. My pencil drawings allow the subject matter to blend itself with the background, which entices the viewer to interpret, or mentally finish the drawing. More recently, I have been drawn to fluid art and proclaim myself a self-trained acrylic pouring artist. Each individual pour is different based on the climate, the chosen pigments, and the size of the canvas. The more I submerged myself into this unpredictable art, the more I became enamored with the process and the end result. Because of this revelation, I have experienced a wave of creativity which has become the foundation of my daily life and my existence. The philosophies of acrylic pouring has allowed me to free my mind; and still be able create something beautiful. The technique of pouring allows for no control. During the process you have to let go and allow the colors to merge in creating something unique and beautiful. No two pours are the same. This is the allure of liquid art. By trusting the process and understanding the fundamentals, you engage in new emotions every pour. Acrylic pouring is the technique of diluting acrylic paints and pouring them onto the canvas. The paintings are built up using many layers of paint, each creating its own flowing abstract surface left open to the interpretation. When the dense fluid rests atop a lesser dense one, the top fluid wants to move downward, causing the two fluids to blend. Different colors of paint have different densities because of the varying compounds used to make them. I see liquid art as a way to ‘let go.’ Because of the way the pigment interacts, the excitement of fluid art is always a “happy accident.”
“Live life each and everyday like tomorrow doesn’t exist and today is an adventure”, my favorite quote and life motto. Come and enjoy a fun class with an otherwise face and body painter who loves every types of canvas.
Hey! I’m Zaire. I am a young multidisciplinary Florida based artist who loves to create . Also, I’m a college student. On my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, kayaking and being in nature. My favorite aspect of what I do is, its therapeutic nature. Art brings me peace and I find joy in knowing the impact art can have on the lives of other people. It’s my divine destiny in life to spread love and peace through my work. Art has given my life purpose! I’m so happy to be instructing painting classes with Painting With A Twist. I’m the proud owner of Creations By Z, LLC. My services include but are not limited to body and face painting, portrait paintings, drawings, custom grad caps, custom painted jean jackets and more upon request. I’m blessed to have made a career out of my God given talent.