1. Describe the type of entertainment you provide.
I’m a facepainter! I work in the Maryland/DC/Northern Virgina area.
2. When and how did you get into this business?
Believe it or not, my uncle was a trained clown for Ringling Bros! When I was about 13, he noticed that I was artistic, and suggested that I give facepainting a try. I was skeptical at first, but after I got started, I just couldn’t stop!I practiced at my sister’s swim meets, where I would paint “Eat My Bubbles” on competitor’s backs, or give them intimidating faces to boost morale. The best part is that it would wash off while they competed, so I would be able to practice all day long! Now, 11 years later, I’m still facepainting, and still loving it.
3. What is the most memorable event you have ever worked at?
My absolute favorite event was for a lovely lady’s 90th birthday party. There were four generations of the family there, and I was able to paint the matron of the family while she held her great grandchild on her lap. It was such a touching event, and proves that you’re never too old to have your face painted!
4. What is one thing you’d like everyone to know about you?
When I’m not facepainting, I work full-time as a freelance illustrator. As such, I pride myself on my ability to paint anything requested. Some of my stranger and funnier faces have been a pelican, a guinea pig, a portrait of George Washington, a $20 bill, and a Pepsi can!!