Having once painted a sheep, it would be fair to say Nadine Clement loves a challenge.
The Waipu based artist and event manager launched Face Painting Northland earlier this year. Returning from a 7-year stint in Wellington, Nadine says the toughest challenge for her now is the travel time involved to get to jobs.
“Luckily I like travelling, and I love face painting because it makes people happy, it really is canvas that smiles back.”
Nadine brings a vast range of experience to her facepainting business. She first discovered her creative talents 18 years ago as an event manager for a large Auckland company.
“As an event manager I would assist with designing and making props, recruit suppliers, artists and performers for a large range of events,” she says. “It wasn’t long until I started booking myself as a Face Painter or Body Painter for large corporate parties and events. Haven’t looked back.”
She says no challenge is too hard.
“I LOVE to be challenged in painting all types of surfaces, canvas, walls, faces, bodies, once, even a sheep for the ‘Art n Tartan’ promotion at the local Christmas Parade!”
Alongside her fiance, the couple have recently created a studio on their porperty and hope to host children’s parties and learn-to-facepaint workshops in the near future.
“Earth without art is just ‘Eh”