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Wesley Chapel, FL

1924 Oak Grove Blvd
Lutz, FL 33559

Our Artists

Lynne

Lynne

I have drawn and doodled since a very early age...just ask my teachers! Precious class time was spent honing my skills with pencil and pen instead of doing my equations..( Higher math and I just don't get along!) Each one of us has a different skill set, though, and it was only after I had children of my own that I realized the importance of capturing "life moments" on canvas or paper. So while raising my babies, I focused on kids and animals and began to do custom pastel pet portraits filled with color and personality. My teens continue to amaze me on a daily basis... as does the creative process. I love music and concerts, good food and fine wine...and don't forget the chocolate! As a licensed massage therapist by day and ninja painting instructor by night, I am living the middle aged dream and wouldn't have it any other way! I joined the talented Painting With A Twist Carrollwood/Trinity team in May of 2014 and finally put my passion for art and love of teaching together in a job that seems to be tailor made for me! Love, Love, LOVE this gig and look forward to sharing creativity, paint and wine with many twisters in the future.
Kelly

Kelly

Hi all! Where to start…. Hmm I’m not one to talk too much about myself… haha kidding! Well, my name is Kelly and I grew up all over the place, moved around a lot but I call New Hampshire my home state. I received a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art and K-12 Art Education from Saint Mary’s College, Note Dame, IN in 2010. I am a full time Elementary Art teacher and love love love what I do! Aside from that I have been with PWAT since 2013 and couldn’t imagine a better place to “work”. My true passion in the art world is in the 3D field focused mostly in pottery, which I am still able to do and sell on the side through my etsy site. Aside from art I love my two little shorkie pups, Moxie and Penny more than anything else in the world! My obsession level is pretty bad! I also love sports, running races, triathlons, and spending time with my family! But that’s enough about me, come explore your inner artist with me at PWAT Carrollwood and get your paint on! And if you want to learn more about me I’m at the studio every Thursday night, just ask!
Jessica G.

Jessica G.

Hey There! I'm Jessica! I’ve been part of the Painting with a Twist Carrollwood/Trinity team since April of 2014 and love everything about it. It's a beautiful thing to get paid for doing something you love. I’m also a skilled bartender, and have recently started selling my handmade greeting cards on Etsy. Art has been a part of my life since I learned to color. I enjoy sketching, acrylic and oil painting, photography and pottery. Some facts about me...I am an alumna of Florida State University. I have traveled to 28 states and hope to visit all 50! I lived in NYC for 5 years and ended up working in the same building that my mother worked at 30 years earlier. I like to spend my time volunteering at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and enjoy attending all local events and festivals. Oh and I make the best Margaritas. I hope you come and visit me for my Wednesday night class at the studio and on the weekends. Cheers!
Jessica B.

Jessica B.

About myself - My name is Jessica Beall. I was born 33 years ago in Dunedin, grew up in Tarpon Springs and currently reside in Palm Harbor. I come from a family of practicing artists and began drawing and painting at a very young age. Art has been a daily practice for me, made more meaningful now as I have the opportunity to teach and share my love and passion of artistic expression with others. History/ Experience My skills have been primarily self-taught although I did attend college classes in art history and drawing and enrolled in figure drawing classes at The Dunedin Fine Art Center. I also enjoy photography and dabble in digital art and illustration. Artistic expression is my passion; it is what I believe to be my ultimate purpose. It is one constant in my life that always brought me an abundance of joy. Just another form of communication, art allows me to express experiences, feelings, concepts and beauty in a way that words cannot. This is achieved by the creation of material; a physical form of love manifested from the spiritual world into existence and reality. It is my belief that art has just as much significance as mathematics and science in relation to understanding the world, its people and culture. I strongly support the arts in our education system. Our children are the future and exposure to the arts in all forms will create a deeper understanding for generations to come. When I finally embraced art as a full-time practice, many doors opened for me, and I continue to grow into a life more enriched with people who inspire me and opportunities that allow me to grow and appreciate life. Styles and influences - I mostly create paintings that feature the human female figure, nature, landscapes and abstract. Preferred styles include contemporary, impressionistic, abstract and expressionism. Some artists that have influenced me include Claude Monet, Andrew Wyeth, Jeremy Mann, Malcolm Liepke, John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Manguin. I also look for inspiration from newly-emerging artists. According to Robert Henri, author of The Art Spirit, "The world would stagnate without him, and the world would be beautiful with him, for he is interesting to himself and he is interesting to others. He does not have to be a painter or sculptor to be an artist. He can work in any medium. He simply has to find the gain in the work itself, not outside it."
Shari

Shari

Art has been by far the greatest love affair of my life. My earliest childhood memory is of just that, painting a bowl of recognizable fruit at 4 years old. I believe everyone has a spark of creativity buried deep within them and my goal as an instructor is to uncover that spark and share my passion and joy with you for art. While painting is my first love, I'm also a mixed media artist and dabble a little here and a little there in almost every medium. There is beauty all about us should we choose to stand still for a moment, let go of expectations and judgement and open our eyes to that possibility.
Michelle Beres, Owner

Michelle Beres, Owner

I am an artist and fashionista, a lover of wine, the color purple and love to travel. After a 26 ½ year career as a county government employee, I escaped the politics and bureaucracy to immerse myself in my passion of art and painting. Divinely guided to Painting with a Twist by a white heron, my friend Sharon and I are living proof that you can Live Your Dream and have a blast doing it!
Sharon Reis, Owner

Sharon Reis, Owner

“I dream to paint, then paint my dream!” My passion has always been Art. I have always had a crayon, paintbrush,pencil, or pen in my hand. The last words my father spoke to me were “Keep Painting” and I will always honor that! I am a proud mom of two sons, two beautiful daughter-in laws and the most beautiful grandson in the whole entire universe REALLY! With my “partner in crime” Michelle aka Sherlock, we have had the opportunity to see our extended PWAT Family grow and allow people to tell us “ I am an artist and I didn’t even know it!” This is MY dream, and I am following it EVERYDAY... Someday I WILL "Paint in Paris!"
Sydney

Sydney

Tanya

Tanya

Alcohol Policy

Our studio is BYOB and guests are welcome to bring light snacks, soft refreshments as well as beer or wine to enjoy during your painting class! No hard alcohol allowed, Must be 21yrs to consume alcohol. Please Drink Responsibly.

Age Policy

View event page for age restrictions - each class will vary.


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