London Body Painting Photoshoot

London Body Painting Photoshoot for the Living Art Show body painting festival took place on location at The Kryolan Store in Covent Garden

Featuring Body painting artistes from Across the UK we took over the fabulous Kryolan workshop space for the day.
We had a fabulous day, and great thanks to all of the team involved in the London Body Painting Photoshoot

Body paint Artistes- Liz Bylett, Bobbi Bicker, Sarah Patterson, Jade La Forest Bickell, Clare Jeffrey

Also thanks go to our great models team on board- Verity Millett, Phoenix Storm, Jade Webb, Thomas Peters, Amber Amber

We were lucky to have the most amazing photographers along for the day James Lyon and Don Casara

Check out the video of the behind the scenes shoot of the day- Behind the scenes London Body Painting shoot

Check out some of our great shots from the London Body Painting Photoshoot day below-

The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival is a creative and visual extravaganza, an event that combines a feast of magnificent body painted models within a festival environment alongside musicians and performance artistes.

We are currently booking all levels of Body Painters, Body Paint Models and Photographers

Come and join this eclectic blend of creative’s on the 25th to 27th August at the Maui Waui Festival in Thebarton in Suffolk.

The weekend will include a body painting competition, a brand new Glitter and Bling competition category, a catwalk show, face painting and body art tutorials and demonstrations, airbrush workshop, “Have a go sessions” plus a U.V paint party cavern on the Saturday night!

The theme for this years Living Art Show Body painting Festival is BRITISH ICONS
Booking here

2017- Show Format

The Living Art Show- Weekend Schedule

Friday arrivals from 11am Friday
Workshops and Jam Erica Watford -Decolage painting session 3pm till 4pm
Glitter and Bling #Glitterboobiesandbooties competition 4 till 6pm Sponsored by Glittertastics -Evening glitter partay

Saturday Body painting competition theme – British Icons Categories- Solo artistes working alone
Pairs artistes pairing in pairs 9 till 4pm with an hour break Judging 4 till 5pm
Festival Main Stage catwalk show with aerial trapeze 6 till 7pm
UV Cavern Party 8 till late

Click here to watch the showreel from 2016- CABARET 

Sunday 10am freestyle pairs painting for marquee catwalk show Body Painting Airbrush workshop with Sarah Scarer Smith 10-2pm
Marquee Catwalk 4pm

We do hope to welcome you to our 2017 show as a body painter a body paint model photographer or guest.

Booking here

We do hope to see you at our 2017 Show

For booking or more info click here-

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop-

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

Body Painting Airbrush Workshop


Body Painting Airbrush Workshop – We are excited to announce the latest workshop that we are offering here at the Follies Academy our new Body Painting Airbrush Workshop

This workshop is being held at the Maui Waui Festival event in Thebarton in Suffolk at The Living Art Show on Sunday 27th August.

Come and learn or develop your airbrushing skills at our Body Painting Airbrush Workshop with the awesome Sarah Smith. Learn how to do Body Painting at our Airbrush Workshop

Sarah has been airbrushing for many years and can show you the concepts behind how to create fabulous, stunning works of art.

Let her show you how layering colours will add depth to your designs and make them stand out in the crowd.

Give your Airbrush body painting a pop!

Please book onto our New Body Painting Airbrush Workshop on the link below-

You will need to obtain an an entry ticket into the Living Art Show- email for the Body Painting Airbrush Workshop entry details

For more information on our fabulous show – click here  The Living Art Show 

Learn to Face Paint in class or on line. We are the professionals for you to come and learn how to to face paint with. We run regular classes in Kent and London.

Our classes run with regularity generally monthly in Kent and London we run all types of courses so there is something to suit all levels right from beginners up through to more advanced classes so you can learn for face paint in class with us or on line.

If however you cannot make the class dates as listed at the base of this post then you can learn to face paint on line with us or buy a copy of our book.

Not only have we written a fabulous book, we have also packaged our fabulous courses into an on line format where we can teach and share these with potential face painters easily on line in the comfort of your own home.

We have been teaching and working in the face and body painting industry for over 28 years, and have trained many successful face painters many of whom have now set up and work regularly within their own successful businesses.

The course runs over seven days, there are a series of seven videos some longer some shorter. As the trainer shows you the techniques step by step, you follow alongside the trainers demonstrations and practice yourself each day. You may revisit and use the footage as required. It does not expire. You can continue to access it.

We are continually updating and adding more videos as we go –If you purchase the on line training now you will be able to access all of the videos at any time ongoing. The course comes free with the book and with a work pack that will follow in the post after you have ordered the course on line. There is also a written work input pack for you to complete, which will come in the post with your book.

Once you have practiced your designs and the work book is completed and returned to us, you will receive feedback plus your certificate. The certificate is accredited by The Follies Academy. We are members of Face- The Face Painting Association, it is an industry recognised certificate and is recognised by insurance companies.The course is an on-line training course and is accessible here On-Line Course     

Lash Conference London

The International Lash Conference London took place this weekend on the Super Yacht Sunborn in Royal Victoria Dock London.

A superb venue brought together the top Speakers form around the world in The Lash Industry for the Lash Conference London.

The London Lash Convention was organised by Louise Tierney from Lash Inc and Miranada Tarpey from the UK Lash Institute.

Lash Conference London- Speakers included local lash entrepreneur Leanne Harper sharing information about her Ultimate Lashes, plus overseas speakers from as far as Australia including Kelly Storer sharing great tips and techniques with the delegates, Otto Mitter shared lash lift and Courtney Buhler shared some awesome business tips including dos and donts’ for Instagram, with over 70.8K Instagram followers in her Sugarlash Pro account she knows her stuff!

As 2016 Winners at Olympia Beauty of Fantasy lashes at Lash Wars at Olympia London competing with the UK lash Institute in The Fantasy Lashes category we were invited along to the Lash Conference London to share our fabulous award winning make up and body painting skills with the delegates.

The look we chose for the Lash Conference London was an ice maiden; a Snow queen body paint design; as we wished to make full use of the hot and balmy occasion and we and wanted to create something fabulously stunning and sparkly to go with the surrounds of our environment on the day and make full use of our new range of glitters and sparkly accessories that we have recently launched that run alongside our professional body painting kits

We teach a whole range of Fantasy make up classes that can help you to create fabulous looks for your entries to any Fantasy Lash Competitions and with us being previous competition winners we know exactly what you need to create those winning looks.

Drop us an email to to discuss your training requirements.

Thanks to my beautiful Model Niamh Brangwyn for the day and ably assisted by the lovely Emma Jane Grieve MUA

We look forward to hearing from you soon




London Fashion Week – Body painting – Follies

14463725_10153747474267554_250026598_nLondon Fashion Week is big part of the capitals creative calendar – Follies and The Living Art show were excited last week to be invited to attend The London Pacific Fashion Collective at The Connaught penthouse suite in Londons West End.

The team from The Living Art Show worked for over 4 hours to produce these x 2 fabulous looks. The pieces were inspired by Liz’s love of the pacific areas including her trips to Hawaii to swim with wild spinner dolphins. Combining the colourful beautiful flora and fauna of the areas as well as a tribal representation of the ocean that provides us with so much.

The headdresses were made by Liz using a combination of Silk and fresh flowers and leaves. Bound to represent the headdresses worn by the local women. The tail pieces nor bustles added some fun and fashionable movement to the looks.

The looks were created by applying a liquid brightness gold base then blending aqua colour cakes in various shades of greens and blues into these. Flowers were applied using handmade stencils with pros aide glue and large glitters, from their favourite store Kryolan Uk. 

Leaves were applied using a combination of hand painted one stroke leaf and flower designs and stenciled on leaves. The stencils were pre cut using heat tool and Mylar film.

The final pieces were finished off with hand painted swirls and curls..using a combination of DFX and Wolfe face and body paints.

If you would like to learn how to create any of these effects shown here- regular body painting lessons courses and workshops take place at the Follies academy in Kent- On our 2 x day courses you can lean all of the techniques required to be able to produce full body paints like these. Course information 


We wish as always to thank our fabulous models

Verity Millett and Blue Lady Ekhaletruo

Pop Art themed Body Paint Shoot

Follies body painter Dee Love joined forces with the lovely Karla Powell for a body paint extravaganza for this photo shoot with Roger Charles.

Check out the magazine article published in Scratch magazine below plus the behind the scenes you tube video of the day and the final looks.

Body artist Dee Love @ Follies Face reveals, “Personally I like to sketch my ideas out, so I know where I’m going to place the design on the body; Then I write myself a colour chart, For this pop art shoot wewanted bright, bold colours that were vivid with no sheen, and I knew with a UV mix I could achieve a comic book quirk. The superstar palette gave me a fantastic range of flesh-coloured tones to create the effectof the words exploding out of the body, I adore the size of these paints you can have nine colours of similar tones out on the table and they don’t take up loads of room and they’re great to blend with”So, when I start, I sketch out the design very quickly onPagesto the body in a mild light brown close to the natural skin colour, to give me a rough guide of placement of the words, I then get onto the background colours as soon as possible, The lighter colours such as yellow one first, so the fabulous bright red ‘Ka Pow” would go over the yellow with ease,”l always make sure the first layer hos completely dried before applying any other detail of colour over the top, such so the green or yellow highlights on ‘Ka Pow” and ‘Boom’ . As time is of the essence in body pointing I’m never left twiddling my brush, if the base coat layer is drying on one side of the body, I move over to the other and get the next background done. With ‘Ouch’ I pointed the pink wording first and the blue expression bubble round with a small flat head brush so the point appeared flat and not blobby when moving the point around curves, Of course the real coming together of the piece was the block and white outlines and highlights, these took the least time to do, but achieved a lot and were the finale of the project, In other designs it’s not always great to rely on block outlines to create this type of illusion of good work, but it does work, is the foremost quality with comics and some street art,

This pop art look was right up my alleyl”

Dee attended her body art course with Follies 10 years ago and has worked with us ever since creating some amazing pieces of art work- We are proud to have Dee on our team-

She says of our courses ” Great tuition, fabulous professional products, clear instruction and plenty of encouragement and opportunity to have a go.

A must for any budding body artiste!