Face Paint Me Happy
Friendly and Professional Face Painting in Norfolk
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‘A’ level art, an Art Foundation and a degree in Fashion Marketing from Northumbria University (which involved lots of fashion design, life and observational drawing and business/marketing know-
I first discovered face painting when working as a Blue Coat Entertainer at Pontins, Somerset in 1995. I have been face painting on and off ever since.
Friends thought I was ‘wasting my degree’ and encouraged me to ‘get a real career’. I trained as a buyer with Arcadia for four years, during which time I had to do a training course in ‘Presentation Skills’. For one presentation, I bought a really basic set of face paints, and showed the rather gob-
A few years later, I moved to Hong Kong with my boyfriend…where we got married quite soon after we arrived there. I needed to work, and saw an advert in a local ‘ex-
I joined ‘Rachael’s Fun House’ and had a great time; face painting, balloon twisting, party games and dances, puppet shows, sing-
Since then, I’ve had children of my own and regularly volunteer for face painting at the school events. I still love the magic and transformation you can make in just a few minutes to faces with face paints…it really is incredible.
I volunteer as a qualified TA at a local primary school and for Riding for the Disabled (RDA) every week. I get a huge amount back from these, but it doesn’t help to pay the bills. I have agonised over what I am to do which fits around the children, which I really enjoy and uses my creative talent. It really was a ‘eureka’ moment one evening…to set up as a professional face painter.