I have had the great good fortune to become a makeup artist through a series of circumstances that were not really planned. When living in Santa Fe, New Mexico I was asked by my neighbor, the New York photographer Valerie Santagto, if I would to do the makeup on a shoot. She had noticed that I generally wore very subtle but effective makeup myself, and had seen some of my artwork in other mediums. I packed up my own personal kit and went next door to her studio, where a tall, slender, debonair and polite man sat calmly while I painted his face. I stepped in several times to touch up and powder during the long shoot. This was the most fun working I had ever had. Little did I know that our subject was the famous film director John Waters! From then, 27 years ago, I have been blessed to be a part of some wonderful productions, and have worked with people from all walks of life, from the little old lady who has brought her Ming Vase to Antiques Road Show for appraisal, to working with the Oscar Award winning and gracious James Earl Jones. I am never happier than when I am on the set practicing my craft, and love the industry.I recently relocated from Seattle to the Portland, Oregon area and hope to meet others in the industry.I do not do FX, but some contusions, blood and fake tats are no problem. I work fast, am always either early to the set or on time, and know when to step in and when to stand by.My positive,polite manner is appreciated by talent, and my easy going, pleasant nature makes me popular with the crew. I have a full kit and am ready to work, travel is no problem, and if someone on the set needs a band-aid I have those too!