About

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

Since starting her business in 2000, she freelances world-wide, teaching or displaying her skills.

Cat is a UK Cricut Ambassador, and a Cricut & Face Paint Artisan for HOBBYCRAFT.

Cat illustrates, decorates urban art statues for city trails, glitters leotards / clothing, makes wings & jewellery, and teaches crafts.

Her artworks & Stencils etc are sold on CATS CRAFT CABIN

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:

Promo Artist & Lead Tutor for PAINTOPIA, the Uk’s Premiere face & Body Art Event. Cat also judges at many national events for Paintopia, including years as guest speaker, panellist & bodypaint judge at PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY @London excel, and PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY NORTH, as part of the WARPAINT MAGAZINE Warpaintopia collaboration.

Often the sole Uk artist invited to Holland / the Eu as an international Instructor, or to be a bodypaint artist at Elfia, the eu’s largest cosplay festival, by FACE PAINT IN PROGRESS.

a demo Body painter for many comic cons including OPTIMUS and NORCON.

Demo body paint artist for many brands at IMATS LONDON, UMAE, at often for paintopia at Neil Gortons’ PROSTHETIC EVENT.

Appeared in a DAVINA MCCALL Tv series, episode yet to be Aired. Painted Trompe l’oeil models for SINIAT advert with juliet Eve.

was Lead artist at the HONG KONG RUGBY 7’S from 2006 . Trained staff decorating faces of 40,000+ fans at the tournaments. Official body painter.

Teaches at UK face/ body/ beauty conventions, competitions, jams, in schools, and colleges. (Also gives private lessons.)

Writes, runs help page & paints for international publications: Face Paint UK, the FACE Painting Association magazine (also on the committee), Brushstrokes E-zine, and Illusion Magazine. Published in PROSTHETICS & WARPAINT Magazines.

Numerous wins/ placings in live & online Competitions, etc.

2016

Presented with Brian Wolfe Memorial Award at Paintopia 2016, voted on internationally, for Her 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 Illustrator products for Mouldlife at IMATS London.

Only UK Artist invited by FIP to demo body art 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.

2014

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

2013

1st Place  Art Couture Painswick Body Art

3rd Place Phizzog Folkestone Art Festival

Invited to teach at Jamvention in the EU

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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)

2007

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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