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Our St. Petersburg, FL Painting with a Twist Artists

Alexis

Alexis

My name is Alexis Kimbrell and I have been an artist all my life. I create in collage paper, painting, and metalwork. I have a business called Cosmic Kimbrell where I create wearable jewelry and hand paint trays. My passion is education and working with the community and Painting with a Twist helps me fulfill that by instructing in St. Pete.

Sam

Sam

Sandra

Sandra

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

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.”

Zaire

Zaire

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