I started to paint faces when I was 10 years old with my mom. I have been working in Michigan and California running my own family entertainment business since the age of 18. I started teaching others to face paint in 2004 at the EMFCM conventions, and I’ve continued to teach classes around Michigan at alleys, guilds, schools and organizations. In 2010 I was invited to teach at Living Canvas Convention in San Jose, CA, in 2014 at the St. Louis Convention and 2015 at FABAIC in Florida.
Since 2007 I have been going wild making my own rainbow cakes and posting demo videos on YouTube showing people how to use them. In 2009 I opened JestPaint.com after a love affair I started with a new face paint brand in the U.S. market, Diamond FX. I decided to sell DFX and Clash’s Rainbow pots on my site, and now you can get the ones finally produced by Diamond FX, TAG, Paradise and ABC.
I have a tween year old daughter named Oceana. She is a wild spark, and a creative little genius! I am married to a very talented fella named Santiago Massano, that I met as a result of the Body of Art fundraising calendar I created in the fall of 2009 with Pedro de Moraes. Like Pedro, Santiago is an amazing photographer, and Santiago has been body painting with me and preserving the images through his super sweet camera in our studio. He is also the backbone of JestPaint.com. I needed a left sided brain to help keep the store growing! We have an awesome little toddler named Angelo too.
I really LOVE talking about face painting, so if you ever need to chat about it, contact me! 269-598-5436 or firstname.lastname@example.org