I'm Sam, 35 years old with a 10 year old son. This business started up because I had been having a lot of people ask me if I was a professional face painter when I have been helping raise money for charity or at school fates. I did some face painting at my son's birthday parties and some of his friends mum's then started asking me to help at their parties and it just went on from there really. I love to see a child's face light up when they see themself in the mirror. I am mainly self taught, but I have had some training to develop my skills. I intend on eventually becoming a member of FACE (The Face Painting Association) by passing their tests.
The facepaints I use are professional paints designed for use on skin and conform to EEC regulations. I mainly use Snazaroo and DFX Brands. I also have face/body glitter and some uv paints for parties/night clubs, which glow under U.V. lights.
I also have temporary transfer tattoos, Glitter Tattoos and Temporary Ink Tattoos
I have £2,000,000 Public Liability Insurance in place. I also have an enhanced CRB check.
I think my first real face painting experience was raising money for a nursery I was working at in 1999. They had a summer fair and I was asked to help. I did quite a few charity events, before setting up as a professional face painter. These included helping raise money for Stepping Stones Playgroup, Spalding Primary School, Children In Need and RMHC (Ronald McDonalds House Charity). I was a registered childminder between November 2002 and March 2006 and during that time I used to do face painting almost every month and tie it in to the theme we were doing at the time. The kids loved it. Since I started the business in April 2008, I have worked at a number of places including Springfields Exhibition Centre, the Maze In Maize, Whaplode Medieval Fayre, The Sue Ryder Hospice in Peterborough, The Fayre Spot in Bretton, Springfields Shopping Centre, Alley Catz, Loaded, Spalding Pumpkin Festival and a large number of birthday parties. Check out my testimonial page to see what customers have said about my work.
In 2011, I helped raise money for Comic Relief with a group of other painters across the country and my work has appeared in "Take A Break" magazine and Channel 5's "Live With Gabby" painting pregnant ladies tummies. In 2012 I painted at the Olympics in Weymouth.
For upcoming public events I will be painting at, please see my event calendar.