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

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 This is one not to be missed.  Image below part of the 2016 line up! catwalk-show-the-living-art-show-min

Come and join us this eclectic blend of face and body painters artistes, models, creative’s and photographers at our 2017-Body painting festival Extravaganza- It takes place on the 25th to 27th August at the Maui Waui Festival in Thebarton in Suffolk.

The weekend will include a body painting competition, a catwalk show, face painting and body art tutorials and demonstrations; “Have a go sessions” plus a U.V paint party cavern on the Saturday night! (Painters and models more information at base of page!)

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

Painter- Liz Bylett

Model – Verity Millett

This event is for anyone that enjoys art, likes music and loves to have fun.

The event will include

  • Friday night– Arrivals and chill time
  • Saturday 9.30-4.00pm Body paint competition
  • Cat walk Sat Evening  6pm
  • UV cavern party Sat night 7.30pm – till late
  • Sunday-We have demo sessions running – plus more comps to be announced soon!
  • Plus public- “Have a go” hands on face and body paint sessions

The Living Art Show- Check out the video of our 2017 show here


The living art show

Peakhill Farm,



IP16 4TG

2016 Show Winner – Artiste Heather Sharpe Model – Cheryl Roach

To enter the competition as a body painter or apply to model at the event or to come as photographer or to watch the show email us or

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For those of you that may wish to learn this fabulous skill- we are the professionals to learn with and run a whole range of courses in Face Painting, Body painting, Henna, Special Effects, Glitter festival Eye Designs and Make Up classes these courses run in London and Kent Book Here and you can also learn with us on line with our fabulous on line training classes and tutorials The course is based over seven sessions that break down the learning process and may be worked through at your own pace over seven weeks if you choose. The Course is accredited by the Follies Academy and Certificates are industry recognised and will allow you to gain insurance in the industry.

Another great starting and inexpensive point for you to learn how to use these fabulous water based face and body paint products is to buy our book, this book takes you through the processes and shows you many of the designs with fabulous step by steps of the popular face painting designs for children’s parties, you can then also adapt these into more adult looks for parties and events. Check out the book here

We sell pro kits on our web site and on our Learn to Face Paint in class or on line with Follies classes which may be purchased here at our on line face painting shop Click for SHOP

Or book us to attend your event with The Living Art Show Body Painting Festival catwalk show, or a team of face and body painters or just one face painter for a children’s party, whatever your request give us a call 01474812524

We look forward to sharing some painting fun with you soon

Painters information-

Friday is arrivals day with 11am arrivals, tent pitching if required and some fun workshops from 2pm.

Saturday sees the main painting day commencing at 9am with a six hour paint session

There are two categories to choose from individual paints or pairs paints- you may choose whichever category suits All; levels of painters are welcome it is a very relaxed and friendly environment promoting inclusion for all levels.

There are few rules and regs – props and prosthetic applications may all be used for the looks.

There will be a catwalk show for the models to show off the painters fabulous works of art at the end of the day.

Sunday sees a freestyle day with an airbrush workshop and a glitter bling competition

if you have any questions please do drop us an email- its a great fun event and open to all so don’t be nervous- you wont regret entering!


 Weekend Schedule-

 Friday arrivals from 11am Friday

Friday-Workshops and Jam

Erica Watford -Decolage painting session. 3pm till 4pm
Glitter and Bling #Glitterboobiesandbooties competition 4 till 6pm Sponsored by Glittertastics

7pm Evening glitter partay

Saturday-Body painting competition theme – British Icons Categories- Solo artistes working alone
Pairs artistes painting in pairs open to students and newbie painters too.

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

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

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Marquee Catwalk 4pm

Any questions team ask away