Facepainting award for Hemel woman

Juliet Eve
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A Hemel artist continues to prove that she has a face for success - even though that face doesn’t even need to be hers!

Because Juliet Eve 
has scooped the title 
Facepainter Of The Year after a competition which pitted 
her against hundreds of 
other facepainters from across the country.

The 59-year-old mum-of-two won three titles at the prestigious summit in Rochester, run by The 
International Face Painting Association (FACE).

In addition to the overall 
title she also scooped the Competition By Post, which was judged by photos 
submitted of painters’ work, and the 20-Minute Competition where each entrants had just 20 minutes to create something to a brief.

Juliet, who is based in Livingstone Walk, said: “Facepainting has really taken off over the years.

It’s particularly popular with women with children, who usually become aware of it when their children start at school.

“Or it can be make-up 
artists, it’s very popular in 
advertising.”

Juliet makes her living full-time from facepainting, teaching at colleges and being resident facepainter at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxborne.

Each year during the 
February half-term, she 
organises the hugely successful face and body painting 
Paradise Jam at the zoo 
which is usually attended by more than 250 painters and their families.

And she also works at private events such as birthday parties, painting up to 15 children’s faces an hour.

Juliet took up facepainting in 1991, when she was asked to do some fund-raising for the National Childbirth Trust.

Since then she has branched out into related 
skills too, including 
bodypainting, temporary tattoos and henna decoration.

And Juliet is also a 
published author, with a deal agreed for her book The A-Z Of Animals.

She said: “Recognition like the FACE award really means a lot. It’s from the people who work in the industry and there is such a high standard.

“But I enjoy all areas of my work, and it is always fun to see young children getting their faces painted and being delighted with the result.”

To find out more about 
Juliet’s work or to book her for an event, visit http://julieteve.co.uk/