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FEATURED CONTESTANT: David Gilmore

David grew up in the Pacific Northwest and from an early age developed a “paint on everything” approach to art-making. That “everything” would come to include: paper, canvas, wooden panels, furniture, musical instruments, walls, clothing, and bodies. Shortly after graduating from the U of W with a BFA in printmaking, David relocated to LA where the heightened sense of Pop and Celebrity culture in addition to the pursuit of glamour greatly influenced his style and approach. His pop culture illustrations have been featured on Bravo TV as well as appearing on virtually all the top entertainment blogs. His mural work has spanned coast to coast working for Mariah Carey in her LA and NYC homes, The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA, The McGarryBowen Ad Agency in NYC, and countless private residences. However it is in the arena of body paint where he finds his true home as it combines all interests: fine art, illustration, and the painting/ integration of backdrops. His body paint clients include: MAC Cosmetics, Mariah Carey, AT&T, Numero Magazine, ONMAKEUP Magazine, Joey Arias, SyFy Channel, Showtime, GSN, and many more.
 
David Gilmore. Please check out more of his work at his website: www.davidgilmorestudio.com/
 

 
**Kiante & Mimi**
Model – Kiante Elam, Photographer – David Gilmore
**Daniel Duboy**
Model – Daniel Duboy, Photographer – David Gilmore
**Marcelino & Pieter**
Models – Marcelino Rosas & Pieter Du Plessis, Photographer – David Gilmore
**Brian**
Model – Brian Holtby, Photographer – David Gilmore