Born and raised in Ohio, I am still a fairly new Florida resident. But not new to painting! As a child, as soon as I could grasp, I was always holding a brush, crayon or a pencil.
I graduated from Kent State with a Fine Art Degree, but I'm doing this because more than anything, I love it! I can't wait to take you from just appreciating painting to doing it yourself and having A BLAST!
Art and friendship are both very enjoyable, entertaining, relaxing, and even therapeutic. And with us, here at Painting with a Twist, you get BOTH at once! We're all friends here and we can't wait for you to join us and all our craziness.
See you soon.
Originally from Philadelphia, Brie has been drawing and painting since she was a child. In school, she filled her notebooks with silly or ironic cartoons which she found quite funny. Motivated by the desire to give family and friends “really cool Christmas presents”, Brie began painting personalized wooden boxes and ornaments to give as gifts. She now primarily works with acrylic paint on canvas and specializes in painting dreamy landscapes and pet portraits.
Brie believes that everyone is an artist and is delighted to be able to share her love of painting at Painting with a Twist. She is looking forward to the advancement that comes from experience and urges everyone to “just keep painting!”.
It’s been told that Ellen could draw well before she could talk, but once the latter was mastered, she took no pause for either ever since. A resident of Stuart Fla. since 1977, she graduated Martin Heiney Cow School with her pencils aimed in the direction of Sarasota, where she earned a B.F.A. from Ringling College of Art and Design, majoring in Illustration. From there she went on to explore vast avenues on the creativity map, such as, Sign painting, murals, Tshirt and logo design, portraits, book illustrating and crafting of all kinds. Her love for words has manifested in the writing of children’s books and freelance copy writing for catalogs and websites. With experience in teaching art to both adults and children, she knows for certain that there is a creative corner in every mind and an urge in every person to express themselves. Currently living the dream as a proud member of the talented staff at Painting With A Twist/Stuart, Ellen brings her love for laughter and colorful coaching to the classroom, creating a relaxing and enjoyable painting experience for all!
Shelby Hart is a Martin County local and has been dabbling in different techniques and materials since college. She works as a high school Art educator by day, and moonlights as an artist at Painting with A Twist. A graduate of Florida State University, she has been trying new things in her home studio and loves to work with her hands.
Shelby’s aesthetic has found itself to center mainly on fruits, and technique studies, with a bit of sea life sprinkled in. It’s no secret that she loves a good avocado! ??