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Ngene Mwaura is a third-generation artist from a family of writers and storytellers. He comes from Kikuyu, a farmland fifteen miles outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Unlike his father, Mwaura Mureithi (author of “The Adventures of Thiga”), Ngene has found illustration to be his truest form of storytelling.
 
The succession of his work is a timeline of his perception and experiences to date. His work takes you from the farmlands of Africa, through the art world of Europe, and most recently to Los Angeles, where he’s working on his latest work, “Masks,” an expression of what he thinks the African Mask could have evolved into if the African tradition hadn’t progressively dissipated.
 
He has studied under several artists, including Ndasuunye Shikongeni, Fred Mutebi, Henry Mujunga, Rafael Zarza, and Joyce Wellman. His expertise is in silk-screening, etching, acetate printing, carton printing and woodblock printing. You can find Ngene’s work in the collections of the Commercial Bank of Africa and the Dutch Embassy, in Kenya.
 
You can find out more about Ngene at his website: www.ngenemwaura.com

The Boulet Brothers have been pumping out the thickest, most potent dress up and dance parties in Los Angeles for over a decade, and are a drag duo who both perform and MC events worldwide.The couple are set to host Seattle Pride in the summer of 2015, and are featured hosts at RUPAUL’s DRAG CON in May. They have appeared on World of Wonders (Rupaul’s Drag Race) TRANSFORMATIONS with James St James, and opened the 2014 Marco Marco fashion show, and were the MCs & hosts of WASTELAND WEEKEND (2012-2014), VANCOUVER FETISH WEEKEND, and the AVN Awards in Las Vegas 2014.
 

 
The Boulet Brothers are available for interviews or to answer questions about the upcoming event – feel free to reach out to them here.

Aimme is a multi-media artist who uses anything she can get her hands on to create. She brings a unique and intriguing style of art and entertainment to the table, including the use of customized headpieces and shoes. Self taught, she started making art as soon as she was able to hold a pencil. From clothes to walls, paper to skin. In 2011 Aimme attempted body painting and loved the idea of mixing paint, prosthetics and props to make a piece come alive. Aimee does what she does because she wants people to see what goes on in her mind.
 
Find our more about Aimee at her website: www.wickedserenity.com
 

Stephanie Anderson, under her brand name “Neon Armour”, has worked in Los Angeles on the upcoming Maxim and Patriot Pictures Film “Halloween House”, organized events with comic book greats such as David Mack and Bill Sienkiewicz, and has been featured in a special spread in CNN Living. Her work as Creative Director of Cosplay for international online game, “Smite” has garnered her international attention. She also placed second in the Global “Bodies as A Work of Art” competition 2012. Stephanie’s make up and costume design skills contributed to the Allie Award win for “Best Entertainment” for international entertainment design agency L.E.D. She was recently flown to Los Angeles (GSN) to audition for Skin Wars 2014 and her make-up was featured in the breakthrough film “Demons Rook”. She won “Best Special FX” under James Sizemore at the Fantaspoa Film Fest. Her make-Up was also featured on Michael Bay’s “Welcome to Yesterday” , the upcoming film, “The Nice Guys”, CW’s “The Originals” and the The original Music Videos by Vitaly K, Tom P, and Deuce Decaurtier.
 
You can find out more about Stephanie at her website
 

Rio Sirah is a self taught artist born in Jackson, Mississippi, who was raised by family with Alabama and Illinois roots. Since his arrival in Atlanta Rio has produced artwork in the mediums of make-up, body art, video, fine art, and other various artistic forms of expression. He has worked with and for the following companies: Netherworld, Dragoncon, Bonner Brothers, PMAC, Magic City, Straight Stuntin Magazine.
 
Find out more about Rio at his website www.riosirah.com.
 
Rio was also chosen as a 2015 Skin Wars competitor! See his Skin Wars feature page here.
 

Jest Paint
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The face paint store for Diamond FX, TAG, Paradise, Wolfe FX, Snazaroo, Mehron, Kryolan, Global, and more owned by Anna “Clash” Wilinski and Santi
 
European Body Art
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European Body Art manufactures airbrush makeup, equipment, and products for temporary tattoos, face painting, body painting and special FX.
 
Grex Airbrush
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Mel Products
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Mel Products is a diverse collection of specialty makeup and accessories. We specialize in PAX makeup and Mel Bald Caps with our secret patented formula.
 
Kryolan Professional Make-Up
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For 65 years KRYOLAN Professional Make-up is a specialized manufacturer of professional make-up serving theater, film, and television around the globe. KRYOLAN is also engaged to establish their products more towards the beauty sector
 
Skin City
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Skin City is Las Vegas’ premier body painting & event planning company — providing professional body paint, makeup & hair styling, and more!
 
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Health-Ade Kombucha offers a bubbly and delicious probiotic tea for anyone seeking ways to boost their energy and improve their health.
 
Wolfe Face Art & FX
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MARIAH CAREY AND BEYONCÉ BODY PAINT ARTISTS AMONG WORLDWIDE COMPETITORS AT WEST COAST’S FIRST EVER BODY PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BODY FINE ART COMPETITION MAY 16
 
LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2015) – From Mariah Carey and Beyoncé to Game of Thrones and MAC Cosmetics, body painting has invaded every part of American culture. Now for the first time on the West Coast, artists from around the world will compete as they create live pieces of art at the Body Fine Art Competition (#BFALA2015), Saturday, May 16 at The Springs in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The art of body painting is a way of illustrating the energetic, psychological and spiritual activity below the surface of the skin.
 
Among 30 competing artists and photographers is David Gilmore of Long Beach who has body painted for Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and MAC Cosmetics and was a multiple year winner for the annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. Originally an ad agency illustrator working with clients such as Absolut and Orbitz, it was seeing Keith Haring’s body paintings of choreographer Bill T. Jones and Grace Jones that led to his “Oprah moment,” he says. “Working on canvas is one locked moment, but body painting is a fluid interaction of two people creating beauty together. I knew that I had found my calling.”
 
In 2014, Julie Hassett, a recent Sherman Oaks resident, garnered worldwide attention by creating a live, body painted version of the infamous Iron Throne from the television show Game of Thrones. Hassett grouped multiple models into the shape of the throne and painted them with swords to create a haunting effect. Her company, Let’s Gogh Paint is often hired to body paint guests of entertainment power brokers and society doyennes at private house parties.
 
While body painting traces back to the birth of man, the modern evolution of its style blossomed when actress Demi Moore posed in full body paint for a 1992 Vanity Fair cover. In 2012 Gotye’s music video for Somebody That I Used To Know created a sensation as the lead singers were body painted and camouflaged into a painting. “Sacred Body,” the theme of this year’s competition, offers artists the opportunity to explore the vast possibilities of representing the mysteries that lie beneath the exterior of the human form, as well as the inherent beauty of the human body.
 
Additional featured artists competing for the grand prize of $5,000 include Dewayne Flowers of Flesh and Colors who has amassed a social media following more than 100,000 strong. Cheryl Ann Lipstreau was awarded the 2013 grand prize at the Emerging Artists International Body Painting Competition for Living Art America. Also competing is body painting legend and accomplished graffiti artist Wiser Oner whose clients included NBC, Clear Channel, Playboy, Absolut, Bacardi, Ed Hardy, Tapout, Penn and Teller and more. Learn more about all the artists at www.bodyfineart.com.
 
The World Bodypainting Association (WBPA), an international alliance for body paint artists and models, is an official sponsor of Body Fine Art’s first Southern California event. Hosted by modern burlesque artists the Boulet Brothers, the Body Fine Art Competition will feature live body painting, a competition catwalk, dance group Bijoulette, live music from Robbie Fitzimmons and DJ sets by KCRW-FM’s Jason Bentley, DJ Wolfie, Uru Majik and iPunx. Celebrity judges include host of KCRW-FM’s ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ Jason Bentley, CEO and Founder of the World Bodypainting Festival Alex Barendregt, world renowned body paint artist Filippo Ioco and world champion body painter and GSNTV’s Skin Wars judge Craig Tracy. More than 30 body paint artists and photographers will compete for prizes up to $5,000.
 
The Body Fine Art Competition will be held at The Springs, 608 Mateo Street in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District on Saturday, May 16. Artists will begin painting earlier in the day and doors open to the public at 7:00 pm. VIP tickets are $50 and include early entry to the venue at 4:00pm plus a beverage. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door while early bird tickets are $15 through April 15. Tickets can be purchased at www.bodyfineart.com. Follow Body Fine Art on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @bodyfineart and #BFALA2015.
 
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Dewayne Flowers was born and raised in Georgia and has recently relocated to San Diego. He has always been an artist working in the mediums of drawing, painting, ceramics. He became interested in bodypainting when he was 17 and did his first painting in his junior year of high school. He took a very poor photo of that piece which then became the catalyst for him to learn photography. Referred to as a photographer, he sees himself as more of an artist who knows how to photograph his own work. You can learn more about Dewayne at his website www.fleshandcolor.com. See his video with Lana Chromium below.
 

 
**UV Body Painting**
Model – NA, Photographer – Dwayne Flowers
**Pink Tutu Improvisation**
Model – NA, Photographer – Dwayne Flowers
**Machine Michelle**
Model – Nicole DeAngelo, Photographer – Dewayne Flowers
**UV-Skeleton Dia De Los Muertos**
Model – Kelsey Ullrich, Photographer – Dewayne Flowers
**Steampunk Clock Doll (from Skin Wars)**
Model – NA, Photographer – Dewayne Flowers
**Dewayne Flowers**

Avi Ram (Aviram Gdalyau) is a 29 year-old originally from Israel who currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He’s beeb an airbrush artist for 10 years and owns an airbrush store. He’s known for airbrushing on cloths, wall murals, vehicles, bodies and more. To learn more about Avi, visit his Facebook page.
 

 
**Sacred Indian**
Model – Janet Keisar, Photographer – Avi Ram
**Warrior**
Model – Jeff Leinbach, Photographer – Avi Ram
**Sacred Indian**
Model – Janet Keisar, Photographer – Avi Ram
**Mature & Immature**
Model – Kyle Vest, Photographer – Avi Ram
**Avi Ram**
 
Avi Ram was also chosen to participate in the 2015 Skin Wars competition on GSNTV. See his full Skin Wars feature page here.
 

We’ve got a Youtube channel where we’ve compiled some great videos by and bout our contestants for our upcoming May 16 competition. Check it out, subscribe and keep up to date on all the hottest body painting videos!

 


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