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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
 

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

(“Speed” by Craig Tracy)

FIRST EVER BODY PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION COMES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 
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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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: www.paesanidesigns.com
 
**Koi**
Model – Joy Ho, Photographer – Heberto J. Ferrer
**Painting on the Wall**
Model – Deanna, Photographer – Heberto J. Ferrer
**Rio**
Model – Deanna, Photographer – Jack Foster
**Luciano Paesani**

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