Our Tampa, FL - Town 'n' Country Painting with a Twist Artists
Hi there! My name is Amanda Spurlock and I am a local artist from Clearwater, Fl. I have been an Art Instructor at Painting with a Twist since 2017. I am also a K-8th grade Art teacher. My love of art started as early as I can remember. I grew up learning from my Father, working in his studio/art gallery after school, and sitting in on his art classes. I always had a pencil in my hand and enjoyed drawing the world around me. Now, I am married with 2 amazing sons, that make everyday an adventure! My favorite thing about working at PWAT is putting my passion for teaching Art, and my love of laughter together to provide a fun "out of the ordinary" experience for everyone. Come paint with me and let your creativity and sweet dance moves come along for the party!
Hello fellow art lovers! My name is Grace and I’m so happy to be a part of the PWAT family! I’m from New York - a place where people encourage self expression, so of course self expression is so important to me! I just moved to Florida and I have the opportunity to do something I love and work at a place that is so uplifting and fun. I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. I’ve relocated so many times but art has always stayed with me! I taught art at a summer camp for kids ages 4-14 and it was an amazing experience. Now I get to teach people of all ages and I have so much fun doing it. When I’m not teaching at PWAT I’m working at a call center or having fun in the kitchen! Art has been my way of escaping stress and anxiety and I believe art is a language. So come over to Painting With a Twist and talk art with us!
Hi friends!! My name is Julia Rifino and I am a local artist from the Tampa / St. Petersburg area! This is my first year joining the Painting with a Twist Family and I’m so grateful to work for such a fun and loving community. Since I could pick up a pencil, my family and I knew that art was where I found my JOY! I grew up taking extracurricular lessons in my hometown with an amazing teacher and friend, Mary Petricone, and this journey only further ignited my passion to grow as an artist.Outside of painting I am also a performing artist! Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of working as a professional Musical Theatre actor in regional theatres across central FL. Having the opportunity to balance these dual passions and bring art to my communities is a total blessing, and I can’t wait for you to join me in the Painting with a Twist studio so we can get the party started together!