Video about Cat

A trained artist & science teacher, Cat began face-painting whilst teaching in a Zoo.

She started her business in 2000, and now freelances world-wide.

Cat also illustrates, glitters leotards and clothing, makes wings & jewellery, and teaches crafts and field studies.

Clients include:

Air shows, magazines, music festivals, zoos, car dealers, clubs, councils, dance groups, P.R. Agencies, Wildlife Trusts, weddings, private balls & parties, for 10 to 100,000 people.

Credits include:

Lead artist at the Hong Kong Rugby 7’s – since 2006, Rugby’s Premiere event. Trains staff decorating faces of 40,000+ fans at the tournaments. Official body painter.

Teaches at UK face & body conventions, competitions, jams, in schools etc. (Also gives private lessons.)

Writes, runs help page & paints for international publications: Face Paint UK, the FACE Painting Association magazine, Brushstrokes E-zine, and Illusion Magazine.

Numerous wins/ placings in Snazaroo online Competitions, etc.


Presented with Brian Wolfe Memorial Award  at Paintopia 2016, voted on internationally, for contributions to the industry.

Part of the award-winning TRO team for British Airways secret arena at the Isle Of Wight Festival

Asked to demo EBA stencils, VIBE liquid paints and Skin Illsutrator prodcuts for Mouldlife at IMATS London.

Continued filming with a Channel 4 production (will be able to talk about it when it is aired!)

Only UK Artist invited by FIP to demo bodyart for the 2 day Elfia Event in Holland in front of 1000s.

Teaching in more colleges at several levels for Paintopia, mainly Media Makeup courses.

Several classes & demos for Professional Makeup Academy Events.

Bodypaint demos & judge for Neil Gortons’ Prosthetic Event, Melksham Comic Con, NorCon, Professional Beauty Excel & 


2nd Place 


2nd Place  Paintopia Professors & Apprentice Competition with Apprentice Nicky Gardner


1st Place  Art Couture Painswick Body Art

3rd Place Phizzog Folkestone Art Festival

Invited to teach at Jamvention in the EU


1st Place BodyFactory Cornwall

3rd Place Art Couture Painswick Body Art

Beautiful promo shot of Cat painting/ talking to be used to advertise a planned film on UK Bodyart. Video


1st place in Professional Body Painting at the Phizzog/ Folkestone Art Trinniel Competition. Ran glitter tattoo workshop and judged the glitter comp.

Feature with photos on her Body Glitter Tattoos in Illusion Magazine‘s Spring Issue; wrote on painting standards, fashions/ glitter tattoos in Party Party ‘s March magazine.

Demonstrated body paint & glitter on the Illusion Magazine stall at IMATS LondonVideo

Demonstrated body and glitter art at the Paradise Jam. Video


Front Cover of WWF Asia’s Children’s Magazine painted by Cat (Petes hand for Earth hour)  Spring.

Artwork by Cat chosen to front the new FACE association leaflets

Featured in ‘The List’ Magazine HK May 2010- 4 pages of custom art 2 of interview.

Featured in ‘Pocket Guide to HK Rugby 7’s’ 2010.

Instructor and demonstrator at at  UK Face & Body Painting Convention.

Pro Face painters voted Cat winner of FACE association Myths comp.

Winner of Freehand Glitter Body Tattoos @ Welsh Body Painting Festival (& 2nd in Face & in Pro Bodypaint) Video


UK rep at 15 nation, 10 day body paint comp, Shanghai. Won Silver in Face.

Ran workshops in New Zealand. Bodypainted ‘Madame Butterfly’ (inc hat-wings) last minute for brave vol Laura to wear onstage at Wanaka’s Wearable Arts Award Show. Video


Advanced Certificate, awarded by FACE for superior talent, speed and skill.

Won Semi-pro BodyPainter @ Welsh Body Painting Festival (2nd in Face)

Won Face at UK Body Paint Festival (& 3rd Professional Bodypainting)


Won UK Professional Face Painter of the Year at  UK Face & Body Painting Convention.

5th in the World Face Painting Awards, in Seeboden, Austria.

Brushstrokes Online Magazine did an excellent article on Cat when she began bodypainting in 2007 – click here

Most recent images on my blog and 

4 thoughts on “About

  1. I want to paint a leotard for my daughter but haven’t got a clue what paint I need. What do you recommend.

    1. Hi I’m afraid I have never painted leotards, I glitter them, so I don’t know. I do a lot of dresses so use silk paints for thos or fabric paints for hoodies etc, but I don’t know if they would be flexible enough for leotards.

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