Hi! I’m Alexandra Lund. I moved from Peru to Arizona in the pursuit of following my passion in art. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Fine Arts degree emphasizing in 2D Studio Art. As an artist, I’m motivated to experience and try different methods of art while introducing them to my own personal creations; I use different mediums, watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, graphite, pastels and so on. Moving forward with my art journey, I joined the PWAT team of artists and couldn’t be happier!
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!
Hi! I am a natural-born artist that could often be found drawing on the walls of our home as a toddler. I have since graduated to the large canvas using acrylic and oil paints and watercolor. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I love to paint and be creative which finds its way through my fingers in many ways which my husband, kids, and grandkids both cheer and moan about. I currently live in Mesa, Arizona with my husband, Mike, four kids, one grandkid and two dogs.
Hi! I'm Anthony. I was born right here in Arizona and I love painting, drawing, and sculpting. I've been practicing since 2011 and I especially enjoy painting portraits and creating new characters. The mediums I use in my work include oil, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, pen, pencil, dry erase marker, and clay. I've competed in local chalk festivals and have painted murals around the valley. I have a great appreciation for the local art community here in AZ and love meeting new people so don't be afraid to say hi if you see me around!
Hey everyone! My name is Cameron, and I’m a lifelong creative learner, as I’ve been doodling in the margins of my homework for as long as I can remember. I’m an AZ native, but moved from Tucson to Chandler to pursue my higher education. While I am going to school for Graphic Information Technology at Arizona State University Polytechnic, I love to work in a variety of creative mediums, such as acrylic, digital design, animation, markers, and ink. I love having fun with my art, so don’t be afraid to let loose with your painting here at Painting With A Twist!
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!
Hello, my name is Cosette (Coco). I'm from Oceanside, CA, and I'm a hobbyist artist. I began painting after years of pencil art in pursuit of more colorful creations. I adore seeing the different ways people approach their art, be it delicate brushstrokes or bombastic splatters! I'm proud to call myself part of the PWAT team. I hope to give you everything you need to adventure into a world of color.
I'm a 21-year-old native artist who enjoys painting! I've created art at an early age and since then I have started an art business. I've never seen myself being an art instructor, especially with lots of people, but now I love it!
Hello! My name is Nicole and my artist name is Poetic. I am originally from Sacramento but recently moved to Arizona for a fresh start. My preferred mediums are acylic and spray paint. I work with all different types of surfaces, and I’ve been painting for 6 years now. My art style is graffiti-based mixed with realism. I enjoy painting people and coming up with new designs. I have skills in graphics, videography, media, and design. I can’t wait to meet you guys at Painting with a Twist Tempe!
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!