Cathy Deano Co-Founder - Painting with a Twist

Catherine Deano started her journey to become, along with her partner Renee Maloney, founder of Painting with a Twist, the largest Paint and Sip system in the United States, by volunteering in her community. After Hurricane Katrina roared into town, flooding her home. She was looking at ways to bring a little joy to her area. She found it with the idea of an art studio where women could gather, paint and relieve the stress of the day. Adding wine to the mix didn’t hurt! She and Renee opened their first location under the name Corks n Canvas in 2007. In 2009 with four studios under their belt they started franchising.

At the beginning of 2014 they merged Corks n Canvas with Painting with a Twist. To date Renee and Cathy have licensed 346 studios in 39 states. Cathy has one son, Ryan, 19. Her hobbies are travel, reading, cooking and laughing.

Catherine’s past volunteer service include, President and board member of St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s Parenting Center, PTA President Cedarwood School. President and board member St. Tammany Art Association. Board member Pontchartrain Yacht Club. Presently she serves on the board of The Friend of the Dew Drop which host concerts at the Dew Drop, the oldest unaltered jazz hall in the world as well as fostering music education throughout the schools in St. Tammany Parish. Catherine is also on the Advisory Committee for the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.


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