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Our Wesley Chapel, FL Painting with a Twist 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

As a mom of two little girls and a pup life is busy. Art has always been my escape from reality, a time I can just zone out and create. I learned this was my passion at an early age and set out to become an art teacher, the dream was to be in art class all day! I received a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art and K-12 Art Education from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN in 2010; and was a full time Elementary Art Teacher in Pasco County for 7 years. When my first daughter was born I was promoted to a SAHM. Not fully willing to give up my teacher or artist hat, I continue to paint with my PWAT family and have been between our three studios since 2013. Paint your Pet is by far my favorite of our many amazing classes. If you too are looking to escape from reality for a few hours and or paint your fur baby, come hang sometime, our doors are always open, unless we are closed.

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."

Ivy

Ivy

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.

Daraya

Daraya

Hey y’all! My names Daraya or “RayRay”. I’ve been with the Pwat family since 2017 and counting. What a treat it is to encourage people to get creative and find their inner artist for a living! I’ve always been “the artsy girl” my entire life, but truly discovered my passion for the Arts in High School. My High School art teacher actually secretly signed me up for advanced art and that’s when my journey as an artist truly began. I love everything that allows me to create something from scratch, drawing, painting, digital art, design, web development, programming. It’s all about the vision and bringing that vision to life, oh how satisfying that is.

Arianne

Arianne

Art has been a major influence in my life. I have loved creating as long as I can remember. I believe art can speak when you have no words. It can be your release and escape, even if only for a few hours. Art therapy is real, vastly beneficial and sadly underrated. I am a self taught artist and continue to learn everyday. "Find something you love to do and you will never work a day in your life". -Harvey MacKay

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

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