Karen Sidbury, owner of Face4ward Makeup Artistry, is based currently in Northern California. She has received formal training from the Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Los Gatos under the instruction of Rose Hill, a celebrity makeup artist with more than 40 years in the business, Yvonne de Vilar Aesthetic School, The Esthetic Institute, and the Marlene Kurland Makeup Artist Academy. She has also had the privilege of training under celebrity makeup artist DeShawn Hatcher.
Karen’s most recent projects include, “Story of Eva”, a horror film by Diablo Filmworks. ”Sin Visa” and “Bi.das”, two Spanish language films by Zarco Films. “Damned”, a web series produced by the dynamic duo Kevin Troy of Sylvain Films and Michael Tuthill of Lucid Images, and “Your Last Six Inches” a short film written and produced by Wade Byard and directed by Joseph Durbin, Karen is one of the featured makeup artists for the soon to be launched “Quality Pinups” Online Magazine featuring the work of Australian photographer Charles Sorensen.
Karen is also a member of Checkmate Studios, LLC. This fantastic privilege came about through an opportunity to assist her newest mentor, veteran makeup artist Jim Choate, who has worked with actors such as Russel Crowe, and Johnny Depp.
Karen is a featured makeup artist with Creative Hysteria, LLC, a Media Entertainment Group in the nation’s capital that brings together the best in creative talent and innovation to meet the needs of the client.
Karen is a former member of the Roman Pictures Motion Picture & Television Production management team, a motion picture and television production company based in Alexandria, Virginia. As a member she works directly with Carlos Etzio Roman, owner of Roman Pictures and director of the award winning Sci-Fi series pilot “Signals”.
Prior to her film work with Roman Pictures, Karen also worked with independent filmmaker Zhibo Lai, Owner/Director of Reel Light Films on “The Inferior” (2006), “Semi-Sweet” (2007), and “Dreamland” (2008), all short films produced for The 48 Hour Film Project – Washington, DC.
She is also a member The Metropolitan Makeup Artists Network and has recently received the honor of being listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), an online database of information about movies and television shows, and the actors, crew and personnel involved in creating them.
Karen works as a freelance makeup artist in the Northern. She currently resides in San Jose.
LA Webfest 2012 - Outstanding Achievement Award for Makeup in a Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Series