Greetings From Helsby

Hello.Bore da. The beauty of having a blog is that I can write whatever I like in it. Unlike when I use social networking, which is a bit different. Coming on here, after… Continue reading

Superstar Face Paint & Illusion Magazine

Lately I’ve been working with Illusion Magazine and Superstar Face Paint to create some simple designs that can be executed using just three or four colours – and occasionally a stencil or two. It’s interesting to work in this way… Continue reading

Blogging … and Illusion Magazine – Spring 2015

I’ve been at it again. Moonlighting over at The Illusion Magazine Blog. I’ve been blogging about arms, and what happens when there aren’t faces to paint. It’s here: – if you’d like to take… Continue reading

I’ve been moonlighting …

… over on the Illusion Magazine blog. I hope this blog doesn’t get jealous and throw its toys out of the pram. I still love you, this blog, honest. It’s just that Other Blog is so much… Continue reading


The Winter edition of Illusion Magazine, the magazine for today’s face and body artist, is hot off the press and raring to go! This edition contains artwork by Nikki Shelley, Yana Sytschow, Jocelyn Casdorph… Continue reading

The Green Gathering

I spent last weekend at The Green Gathering, a festival held annually in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. More information about the festival here </a (photography – Keef Gibson) I was part of a… Continue reading

Paintopia 2014

Much later than intended, I thought I’d share some images of the work that I produced this year at Paintopia Festival of Face and Body Art, held annually in Norfolk, UK. (More info… Continue reading

Get Technical!

When Claire and Julie at Illusion Magazine asked me if I’d be interested in writing the ‘Get Technical’ page for future issues, it wasn’t a difficult decision to make. My two favourite things… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Illusion Magazine!

Illusion Magazine, the world’s premier face and body painting magazine, has a birthday this month. It was eight years ago, in the Winter of 2006, that face and body artists Claire Pick and… Continue reading

Fighting The Frack With Face Paint

There is a long and time-honoured tradition of warriors painting themselves before going into battle. The Celts used to do it, with woad. The First Nation People (of what is now the USA)… Continue reading

Nocturnal Arm Daubing

Late at night, when things have finally quietened down to a whisper, I like to paint. I’m lucky; painting forms the basis of how I earn a living. I feel blessed. I couldn’t… Continue reading