"I am a sparkly, Christian Jewish, Black White Girl from the Bronx with green eyes and white skin. From a child I sketched ‘fashion girls’ of all colors, shapes and sizes on paper, walls and clothing to express my own individuality. When I was teased about my white skin or “nappy hair”, my art fueled my passion to be original on purpose.”
Today, Vernice draws from her diversity and experience that is vividly reflected in the many aspects of her creativity and her passion to challenge and empower young girls and women to grab hold of their true identity and self-worth.
As an accomplished fashion designer and multi-media artist for such retailers as Macy's, Nordstrom's, Dillard's, Neiman Marcus and several specialty store chains across the country, Vernice has traveled from Europe to the Far East shopping for the newest trends & styles.
The notion of jewels on art and apparel is synonymous of Vernice’s designs. Vernice’s self-empowering fashion art is available on canvas art, wall murals, pillows, wine glasses, knitwear and accessories. Custom art upon request!
Lorraine is an artist/designer/painter who has worn many hats from that of art director and illustrator, to web designer and painter/muralist. She’s been creating art for over 30 years, in various mediums from woodcarving and pottery to jewelry making and calligraphy.
She was classically trained at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and after graduating with a BFA she pursued a career in the hectic NYC advertising scene, working for many years as an art director at advertising agencies both large and small. Some of her side interests include gardening and cooking - in fact she used to own a small catering business.
These days Lorraine explores her creativity through painting in watercolor and acrylics and more recently creating large murals. She recently finished two large murals for the City of Norwalk. Her style is primarily representational though she is greatly influenced by the impressionist school and loves exploring the nature of sunlight in her works.
Molly is a self taught artist and fashion designer born and raised in CT. While she isn’t teaching at Painting with a Twist, she’s traveling from New York City to Los Angeles with her clothing line: Molly Monroe Apparel. Her line consists of hand painted clothing up-cycled from vintage fashion and found objects and wearable art. Her inspirations range from punk fashion, rock and roll and retro pop-culture from the 70’s and beyond. Molly’s message to all of her customers and painters, young and old, is "always have the courage to be weird, wear outrageous clothing and truly be yourself.”
Laura was born and raised on Long Island. After moving several times and teaching at a Painting with a Twist in Florida, she and her family moved to Wilton. Laura has been painting and drawing since she was little. She received her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from SUNY Purchase. She then went back and got her Masters in Social Work, taking a break from art. But she came back to painting and we’re glad she did!
While planning her wedding in 2011 she decided to paint on glasses for her bridesmaids to match their dresses. Her etsy shop was born, and she paints custom champagne flutes for weddings. She also paints custom Toms shoes using fabric paint. Laura enjoys taking care of her two little children and finding things to do outside with them as much as possible. Laura also enjoys running and training for Spartan races!
Always striving to tap into creativity in any way she can, Amanda has explored many avenues of art and continues to push past her comfort zone. She uses light, color, and movement as constants in her creations regardless the medium, and works to leave viewers with a sense of depth in even the most innocuous of subjects.
Amanda works in acrylic, alcohol ink, spray paint, and charcoal on canvas. Some of her series include abstract expressionist works, landscapes, and animals. She also captures the world through the lens of her camera, specializing in portraiture and animal photography.
Her work has been featured in Artit Magazine, local galleries in Norwalk and Greenwich, and in private collections across the country. She has been teaching art to the masses since 2016.
She resides in Bridgeport, Connecticut in an 1889 Victorian with her supportive boyfriend, their three cats, and dog.
Agata is an accomplished and award winning artist, exhibiting her soft pastels in the United States as well as Europe. Her style is mostly minimalistic nature portraits emphasizing color and composition. She loves to create in all kinds of mediums from acrylic/oils and pastels to glass, resins and wood.
She has been interested in art since childhood and loved to make toys: stuffed animals, dolls, toy cars, blocks, and mechanical figurines. Ultimately she earned her Master’s degree from the European Academy of Arts in Warsaw, Poland.
Agata arrived in the US in 2000 from Warsaw looking for the American Dream. She didn’t know the English language but because of her creative talent, she was able to land a job as an artist, eventually becoming a Senior Graphic Designer, all the while taking English classes at night.
Photography is another love of Agata’s and she’s won awards at photography exhibitions. One of her big dreams is to learn the art of glassblowing sometime in the future.
Agata has a very active life as a wife/mother/artist residing in Weston with her family and assorted pets (she’s also an animal lover!).