Hi, I'm Alyssa! Born and raised here in Arizona, I'm a lifelong artist - I started drawing just about as soon as I could pick up a pen and just never stopped! My first introduction to acrylics was watching my father paint, fascinated by the way he built the scene up out of nothing. I went on to study at New School for the Arts and Academics here in Tempe, and received my degree in Digital Illustration from Mesa Community College. Though digital art is my specialty, I love to learn and experiment with many different mediums, and working with acrylic feels like coming back to my roots. I can't wait to see you here at Painting with a Twist, and I hope you'll have as much fun as I will!
My name is Christi Whaley, I’m 23 and am an artist based in Ahwatukee, Arizona. I moved here from Chicago a few years ago and have loved living in the desert ever since! My favorite thing to do is to connect with others through creative expression. I love empowering others to use their creative side and see that life is always colorful and dynamic. I hope to see you in the studio soon so we can be ourselves together!
Hi I’m Esperanza! ! I was born in Illinois and move here to Arizona when I was about 5 (although I still visit every summer). I started drawing as soon as I knew how to use my hands. Along with Painting I also do various crafts, sew, digital works, mold etc etc. You name it and i’ve probably done it before! Currently I’m working to get my Associates in Fine arts emphasis in Drawing and Painting while also trying to start my own business selling my art! I’m looking forward to my future here with Painting with a Twist and hope to see you soon! :)
Hello! My name is Hilary Marie and I am an aspiring concept artist. The focus of my artwork circulates around the nature of story and imagination. As someone who has worked with kids my entire life, I have a very imaginative and outgoing personality. A serious demeanor is important in situations, but I argue that creativity and imagination are just as important. My art is a reflection of my personality; there are no limits to creativity because I simply follow my heart and let my imagination flow. After being accepted into 14 art universities with my past portfolio, I currently study animation at Arizona State University and spend my time designing a portfolio full of world-building.
Hola! My name is Jacqueline Toro. I am from Puerto Rico and moved to Arizona to get my degree in Illustration and Sequential Art and I have been painting for almost eight years. Outside of PWAT, I love painting still lifes and portraitures. My inspiration for becoming an artist stems from obsessing over Sonic comics as a child and recreating each of the panels in dozens of sketchbooks. After drawing for so many years I gave painting a go and I've been in love with it ever since! Other than art, my favorite hobby is learning languages and I can talk my head off about it if you let me. I'm excited to meet you and I know we'll have a great time together here at Painting with a Twist! See ya soon!
Israeli born artist who spent his formative years in Venezuela before moving to the United States at age 32. In 1995 Nir received a Bachelor of Law from the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela, where he founded the Nir Katularu and Estrella Gabizon law firm before completing his law degree. While practicing law, Nir established a successful restaurant business by opening Picasso’s restaurant which he managed until his departure in 2003.
The door opened to Nir’s artistic voice in 2004 shortly after his arrival in America. He took classes in ceramics and glass fusion at Paradise Valley Community College and developed a collectorship early on in his artistic journey. In 2015 Nir’s interest in abstract expression took hold, leading him to the Scottsdale Artists School where he enrolled in Master Artist Marianne Mitchell’s workshop - Opening the Realm of Abstraction. Nir has continued his studies with Marianne Mitchell in her Artist Mastery programs, and is now a professional abstract fine artist. In the summer of 2019 Nir founded the Nir Art Studio + Gallery in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Hey there! I’m Sonia Greer. I’m an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. I received my degree in graphic design in Colombia where I’m from. I’ve been painting since I was a little girl and love trying new ways to express artistic ideas with texture and color! I have worked with acrylics, clay, and watercolors. I also have experience with murals and digital illustrations. I can’t wait to meet you here at Painting With A Twist!