I first started out as a clown doing volunteer work on behalf of Louisville KY Hospice organization. I then branched out and started doing birthday parties as a clown professionally. In 2003 I attended the Kentucky Clown Derby here in Louisville KY ; where I took my first face painting class and I was hooked. I painted for one year at the Georgetown Indiana optimist club. I then painted for another year at Gatti Land in Louisville KY where I was just doing face painting as a hobby but when people starting calling Gatti Land to see if I was there I knew then it was time to take it to the next level and start my business. During that 2 year period I had read an article by Genevieve Jinny Houle, who is a very famous artist in the makeup industry, about deciding on whether you wanted to face paint for quantity versus quality. I decide at that moment that I wanted to paint for quality. I wanted people to say "WOW" when I painted at their parties. My oldest daughter Renee helped me design my website and once the website was up my business really started taking off.
I went to my first face painting convention back in 2006 and knew that this convention was the place to meet new people and to meet and learn from the worlds best artist in this business. Every year that I have attended the Face and Body Art International Convention (FABAIC) in Orlando the quality of my work gets better and better. I do invest in classes and conventions as I take this art form seriously. I was asked to be an instructor at the 2009 and again at the 2010 Face and Body Art International Convention . FABAIC is a great convention and I enjoy going and participating in it every time I go.
I come from a family of artist. My mother does watercolors, and loves to paint ceramics and making quilts. My oldest half sister Jeannie Watson created amazing stain glass windows. Her work can be seen in some of the large churches in Milwaukee WI and all over the US.