I have been face and body painting since 1990 and have a degree in Fine Arts and History of Arts. My profession has allowed me to travel all over the world! I have worked with everyone from little princess parties to world championships; from local festival promotions to worldwide corporate marketing campaigns.
I have a soft and gentle touch while painting clients and children love that I work quickly, but smoothly, with a calm and comforting demeanour. I am open and flexible when it comes to my clients - wether that is children’s parties, corporate events, or festivals - but I take my pride in my professionalism, my punctuality, and adhering to the highest levels of safety standards. I only use the safest water-based FDA-approved products on the market and am fully insured while working in Canada.
Along with my experience comes a wealth of awards, recognition and certifications.
I am a member of the CAFABA (Canadian Association of Face and Body Artists) and have been an Instructor in the art of face and body painting since 2007.
I am fluent in English, French, Dutch and Spanish.
I am the proud winner of 14 face and body painting awards from various competitions between 2007-2010 - including the 3 most prestigious awards possible: World Body-painting Champion (Austria) 2010, World Face-painting Champion (Austria) 2009 and North-American Body-painting Champion, (Las Vegas) 2010. These awards came after a lot of work and preparation: designing the concepts, the flow of colors, the interpretation of themes and general visual impact. Needless to say, I am very happy to have achieved these goals. Contrarily to many artists, I always work alone, without assistants, when competing.
However, if doing face painting in the Calgary area, I regularly ask the assistance of a few talented colleagues when an event requires more than one artist.
Other highlights include:
I am not only a painter, however. In 2013, I started creating art that could last longer, that wouldn’t wash away. I began making jewelry! Beautiful stones, beads, pearls, and colourful glass turned into wearable memories that last a lifetime. Along with wholesale jewelry sales, I also offer Necklace-Making Parties!
In December 2016, my daughter and I launched the Great Beads-On-Wheels Company. We go to your home or event with all of our materials and assist participants in making their own masterpieces. We explain about different materials, stones and origins of beads, show examples of patterns and chromatic principles. A creative, informative and calming activity for a birthday party - or any other excuse to have colourful fun. And, of course, everybody goes home with a new precious heirloom!
In 2015, Nissan launched the Die Hard Fan app (for iOS and Android devices). The app allowed college sports fans to virtually paint their game face using a smartphone or tablet (iOS and select Android devices). via augmented reality.
Lucie was selected to be the artist for the app meaning that her creations are virtually on sports fans faces all across the globe! You can check out the app by visiting diehardfan.com or by searching ‘die hard fan’ on the App Store or Google Play.
Check out the promotional video below.
For years, you have been gracing us with your presence and incredible talent to transform many of the nearly 2 million ordinary faces, who wait in line for hours every year, into walking pieces of art.Ryo and Alex Iguchi
Her artwork is of the best and highest level of quality, her attitude always positive and infectious, and the clients are over the moon with gratification. She is the Best!
I highly recommend Lucie for all face and body painting opportunities.Heather Tuffs
She has a rare talent for face and body painting and is the nicest person you could ever hope to meet!Vyetta Sunderland