Elissa Barrett has always worked in the art and design industry and started face painting 9 years ago to fit in around her children and family. In 2014 she started body painting, as it seemed to be the natural progression of her work.
She came 1st in an ‘Illusion’ magazine competition, then at Paintopia 2014 she was awarded 2nd place in the elite face painting category, followed by 2nd at The Living Art Show in the UK. These achievements encouraged her to enter the World Body Painting Festival where she was delighted to come 2nd in the amateur open category in 2015 and 7th in the world face painting category in 2016.
Elissa teaches face and body art at The Professional Makeup Academy, as well as running her creative business ‘Imagine Face and Body Art’. Her work has been featured in several publications including The Daily Mail and Illusion magazine and she has been privileged to work for some amazing clients this year, including Vauxhall and most recently The X Factor.
She hopes to continue using the knowledge and experience she has gained in this field to inspire her creativity and love for the work she does.