Interview with a Paintopia Professional Face Painting Winner

Posted by April Carvelli on

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It’s nice to occasionally hear from those out in real world who do the face and body painting for a living. In this case I spoke with Clare, the owner of Cosmic Face Painting and the source of many beautiful photos I have been using as examples.

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How long have you been doing face painting?

Clare – I trained in 2009 but did not get into public painting until the summer of 2010. I still attend training sessions with famous painters from around the world.

Why and how did you start?

Clare – I am a trained beautician with a Pamper party business and realized that I needed something for the younger children. So face painting came about and now I teach beginner training workshops.

Did you expand into body paint and bump painting later or it did all come at once?

Clare – I started Pregnancy Bump painting for Comic Relief 2013 to raise money and did 16 bumps and raised £986 (1650 USD). My first Body painting was just two weeks ago :)

What Facepaint brand do you use and why?

Clare – A particular Face Painting brand is tough one to decide. I wouldn’t be without White Diamond FX for all line work and flowers for double dipping, I love TAG Pearls for bases and TAG one stroke paints and I have recently started using Superstar which is softer.

What is your favorite piece of the body to paint?

Clare – I love painting Pregnancy bumps and being part of a mum-to-be special moments. I am friends with all the ladies I have painted and see their babies grow up through Facebook, which is so magical. I recently was asked to attend one of the babies 1st Birthday party.

What was your favorite piece of work?

Clare – I have two one is my award winning piece Paintopia Professional Face painter 2013 and the other is a pretty girl with my signature flower design.

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Paintopia Professional Face painter 2013 Winner

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Clare and her company, Cosmic Face Painting, is available in West Mailing, Kent in the U.K. She can be reached at 07979 230297 or via email clare@cosmicfacepainting.com. You can also keep track of her work and contact her through Facebook.


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