October 2010 Just Face Painting Entries

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters1st Place
Monica Noriega

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN FACE AND/OR BODY PAINTING?
I was looking for a creative way to make extra money where I could have my own schedule and enjoy what I did.

> WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE THAT?
I did graphic design, I worked in sign shops designing logos and setting up sings, mostly vinyl graphics... like car wraps & such.

> WHAT DO YOU NOW BESIDES FACE AND/OR BODY PAINTING?
I also paint kid murals

> WHAT PAINT BRANDS ARE YOUR FAVORITES? WHY?
Wolfe FX, because the vibrant colors.

> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO PAINT?
full bodies

> IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT YOUR CAREER AS A FACE/BODY PAINTER THAT YOU WOULD LIKE OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT?
I have two first place awards for face painting.. one in 2009 at FABAIC in the novice catagory, the other in 2010 in Vegas.

Monica lives in El Cajon

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters2nd Place

Gina Newsum

I started face painting in 1984, when my oldest daughter started school. I would do volunteer painting for all the school parties. Just little doodle art on the cheek, but the children loved it. I researched face paints and products and went professional in July of 2009!

I worked in a factory for 30 years, retired in 2007. During that time I also had a woodcraft business for over 30 years. I designed my own patterns, cut my own wood, sanded and painted

all my products. I also taught myself how to airbrush, and incorporated that into my woodcraft business. I did on the average of thirty shows per year, traveling all over the state of Michigan.

I am retired so I have gone full steam ahead into my new business of face and body painting, also I am planning on teaching classes very soon!

I use Diamond FX, Snazaroo, Paradise, and Wolfe. But my first love is Diamond FX paint! Diamond FX is so bold and bright, and the coverage is amazing.

I absolutely love to paint roses! Lots and lots of roses! And I would have to say that the "tiger" is my second favorite! Then I would have to say the "butterfly" With all the glitter!
The most rewarding thing about face painting to me is to paint a design on a small child, hand them my magic mirror, and watch their faces turn into a giant smile! It touches my heart! I feel truely blessed to chat with and share my work with so many great amazing artists from all over the world, I look forward to the day of our meetings. I love life!

Gina lives in Battle Creek, Michigan

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters3rd Place
Lilly Walters

I love to teach face painting classes! I have been honored to teach at FABAIC, Learn and Play, The Western Regional Clown Assocation, and the Face Painting and Body Art Convention. I also host classes in Southern California. I am best known as an expert on the world of professional speaking. I have written several books on the subject, and others, one of my best selling books is about how to type with one hand.

I got into painting by doing those silly painted Christmas yard signs. This lead to my first art book, Cobblestone Cottages From Junk Jars, then an ebook, Paint A Cobblestone Courtyard On Your Cement Floor. Now I have all kinds of paint patterns for sale on-line and a book on how to paint on fabric. Then one day my church asked me to help at a Festival painting faces. At the Festival we do from 600 - 850 faces in two days. I train their volunteer staff of painters and help coordinate the event. Face and Body Painting

My favorite paints are mostly Diamond FX and pressed powders.

In June of 2008 I founded the West Coast Face Painters, which is a support group for 500 other professional face painters.

See more about Lilly Walters, Face and Body Painter

Lilly lives in Claremont, CA

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters4th Place
Athena Stoval

I got started face painting in January of 2008 after I graduated from Hollywood Expression's School of Makeup Artistry, a lot of my makeover clients and bridal clients asked to add a little flower or star, and would I do a party so I tried it and had so much fun. I have been hooked ever since!

I was a stay at home Mom before that, I have five kids! I was a travel agent before doing the Mom thing!

I don't do much besides the face and body painting and raising a family! Not enough time to do more!

My favorite paint brands are Paradise, Wolfe Brothers, Kryolan, Ben Nye, Diamond FX and I love Arty Cakes! My favorite thing to paint, that's tough I love so many designs some never get old probably a 30 second 3D spider I made up using split cakes is my favorite right now.

I love learning new techniques and designs I have never been able to take a class to teach me how to get better, that is my goal for the future, I truly lookFace and body painting forward to becoming a better artist!

See more about this Award Winning Face Painter

I live in Stansbury Park, Utah

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Mona Turnbull

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Lilly Walters

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Jenni Bush

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Fances Fancy Muslar

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Nika Vaughan

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Jenni Bush

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Mona Turnbull

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Valerie Linderoth

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Tammy Sumner

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Nichol Randolph Madsen

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Naomi Smith

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Valerie Linderoth

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Fances Fancy Muslar

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Jules Pomerance

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Andi Schoenbaum

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Monica Noriega

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Jules Pomerance

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Athena Stoval

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Naomi Smith

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Dot Coley

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Steve Sumner

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Gina Newsum

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Fances Fancy Muslar

Face and Body Painting Contest West Coast Face Painters

Andi Schoenbaum

This face painting contest is run by Lilly Walters, face painter, author and teacher of face painting classes