A Bit About Me...
We're a small Bristol based business that works relentlessly towards the goal of bringing wonder and
I discovered the doorway into the world of Body Art whilst living in New Zealand in 2015. I attended a course run by Yolanda Bartrum, who is a three time world champion body artist. She pulled me aside on the morning of the second day and asked if I would work for her... that day! I was naturally, astounded and feel incredibly grateful to have had such an opportunity. I was able to learn so much about the industry, what type of avenues were available, see the many aspects required of running a successful business and learnt countless techniques and methods that all contributed to the level of artwork I am able to produce today.
My introduction to face painting actually began a few years before that in 2012 when I lost my Dad quite quickly to cancer. The weeks leading to his death, I would sit by his bedside at Myton Hospice and plough through books in search of some sort of escapism. I longed for nothing more than to escape to these fantasy worlds that these authors had sculpted and absorb the magic that entailed. When he passed, I had a great desire to help the hospice in any way possible. When they told me they needed a face painter for their fundraising events, I was more than eager to try something new. After years of odd jobs and travelling, I guess it's the first thing I tried that actually felt right... and here we are today. I feel extremely blessed that something so beautiful and positive came from a combination of idling interests and was not only accelerated by tragedy, but actually shaped my life and career. I was able to find my ikigai and I truly believe this is why I am still so motivated to continue, despite the rollercoasters and pandemics that life has thrown.
It's now my aim to be able to bring people just a fraction of the enchantment authors like Tolkien, C.S Lewis, Lewis Carroll and J.K Rowling brought to me, to those who also could use some escapism. I am now working on putting together a performative visiting experience for those in hospice care, hospitals and orphanages, featuring a cast of fantastical creatures in full face and body paint to promote joy and escapism for families in difficult circumstances. Naturally Covid has postponed this as well, which gives us a great deal more time to improve our designs, characters and concepts.
Any donations or funding received will go towards creating these experiences as well as offering transformative experiences to individuals affected by things like cancer, eating disorders, accidents and many others. We look forward to hearing from you.