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Already an accomplished graffiti artist, Wiser was introduced to Body Painting in 2006 by master bodypainter Mark Reid. With encouragement from Mark and others he began to bring his wild style graffiti to the human body combining two art forms with astounding results. Since then he has completed numerous creative works including phenomenal in studio conceptual pieces, countless live freestyle pieces done as entertainment, and some award winning competitive works. He has done work for clients such as  Syfy, NBC, TruTv (Full Throttle Saloon), Clear Channel, Playboy, Makeup Artists Magazine, Tuaca, Absolut, Bacardi, Ed Hardy, Tapout, Penn and Teller, Jabbawockeez, Comedian Russell Peters, and many many more…..He also paints at huge destination events like Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at the Full Throttle Saloon, Mardi Gras, etc. His work was also featured in the 2013 SyFy series “Naked Vegas“. As an International Instructor Wiser teaches classes on his graffiti style bodypainting  at many face and body painting conventions and workshops around the US and the world sharing his love for the art form of graffiti with everyone he meets. Wiser also has his own Youtube channel where he gives tutorials on body painting techniques and airbrushing. You can find out more information on Wiser at his website
Model – Claire Hindell, Photographer – Tony Cooney
**Ice Scream**
Model – Jill Friesen, Photographer – Wiser Oner
Model – Kristen Jaskala, Photographer – Wiser Oner
**Graffiti Skulls**
Model – Julie Jensen, Photographer – Wiser Oner
**Wiser Oner**

(“Speed” by Craig Tracy)


LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2015) – More than 30 body paint artists, photographers and judges from around the world will converge for the first ever body painting and photography competition in Southern California, Saturday, May 16 at The Springs in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The Body Fine Art Competition (#BFALA2015), hosted by modern burlesque artists the Boulet Brothers, will feature live body painting, a competition catwalk, dance group Bijoulette, live music from Robbie Fitzimmons and DJ sets by DJ Wolfie, Uru Majik and iPunx. Celebrity judges include host of KCRW-FM’sMorning Becomes EclecticJason Bentley, CEO and Founder of the World Body Painting Festival Alex Barendregt, world renowned body paint artist Filippo Ioco and world champion body painter and GSNTV’s Skin Wars judge Craig Tracy.
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The first time Julie held a crayon as a child, she knew she wanted to be an artist. Painting with acrylics and oils for years, among all the mediums she’s experimented with, has prepared her for a living canvas. Having the privilege of transforming humans into temporary, mobile works of art not only brings smiles to the faces of the painted recipients, but it creates an atmosphere of make-believe and fantasy, separating humans from the busy world in which they get so entangled. Whether Julie is painting the face of a child at a birthday party, or an adult at a photo shoot, film set or special event, she’s aware of the excitement and anticipation that is present when waiting to see the final transformation. This truly brings her joy and has inspired her to create. You can find more of her work and get details on how to hire her at her website:

**Arden Rose**
Model – Arden Ricks, Photographer – Shaun Guckian
**Becoming Fashion**
Model – Brittany Ward, Photographer – Stephanie Mathis
**Dark and Stormy**
Model – David Goryl, Photographer – Deb Hassett
**Pretty Trees**
Model – Leah Magwood, Photographer – Stephanie Mathis
**Julie Hassett**

Offering more than 10 years as an award-winning Body Painter & Photographer, Los Angeles based Paul Roustan is renowned in the industry, with his works garnering global acclaim.

 He has appeared in countless galleries, books, newspapers and magazines, he’s been featured on TV, and has worked for such international entities as Playboy, Airbrush Action, DIG Boston, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Providence Journal, Spike TV, Skin Wars, and Univision. Paul earned a Master’s from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. You can see more from Paul at his website:

**Pandora Sphinx Moth**
Model – Audrey Demick, Photographer – Paul Roustan
**The Thief**
Models – Austen Pelkey & Maja Ditrich, Photographer – Paul Roustan
**Pony Transformer**
Model – Megan Tamas, Photographer – Paul Roustan
**Paul Roustan**

Luciano Paesani was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1965. Since childhood, he demonstrated an extreme passion for the arts. Paesani graduated from EPA-Escola Panamericana de Artes, in Sao Paulo. He worked in advertising agencies as an illustrator and in 1991 moved to the United States. In America he worked in the movie industry as a set painter and learned many techniques with experienced Los Angeles Artists, including Faux-Finish and the art of painting Murals. His passion for acrylic on canvas was always first love. Another one of his passions, and the thing he spends most of his time doing, is Body Painting. In collaboration with photographers and models, his paintings on the human body have become more evolved and intricate. He turned this passion into a business.. “Skinned Body Painting”. Doing commission work for Model’s Portfolios, Conventions, Parties, Advertising and Special Events. You can see more of his work at his website:
Model – Joy Ho, Photographer – Heberto J. Ferrer
**Painting on the Wall**
Model – Deanna, Photographer – Heberto J. Ferrer
Model – Deanna, Photographer – Jack Foster
**Luciano Paesani**

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:

**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
Model – Brian Holtby, Photographer – David Gilmore