Vanessa hails from the UK, carrying a keen sense of european aesthetics. She has enjoyed a life long practice in art & make up from dance performers, fashion and beauty events, therapeutic art, and body painting. She holds a MA in education, taught anatomy at Edinburgh Uni, dance, and professional therapeutic techniques in art and rehabilitation before returning to make up as an art form that connects humans.
Self taught and tutored by some of the best in the industry such as Kryolan USA, Alphonse Wiebelt, Pashur, Brierley Thorpe & Make up Forever, Vanessa was accepted into the Val Garland school of Make up with Mastered.
Enjoying the successes of publication, high profile VIP events, and gaining awards, Vanessa now focuses her time in fashion, trade show demonstrations, entertainment design, stage and film work. She is repeatedly booked by agents, holds excellent references and is insured. She is known for her attention to detail, continuity of looks, and color sense.
Vanessa is based in the San Francisco Bay area, and travels for comissions. Resume and publication list on request.
Unique traits: Creative Make Up Artistry, from Extreme to Clean . Body make up painting, fantasy, character, theatre, realism, naturalism, camera ready, decorative, fashion/editorial , minor SFX, lifestyle and beauty. Also available for: small role voice acting, minor costuming and prosthetic fabrication, and British/Euro cultural & styling consultation.
Best make up of 2015 MMTB
Body Artist of the year with assistant, 2nd place, Paintopia Convention , UK