Living Canvas BodypaintBody Painter No gender Orlando, Florida, US
My Website: Artist's websiteMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/LivingCanvasBodyPaint
Mayhem # 2822038
About MeLiving Canvas Body Paint is a husband/wife team: Bill is the lead painter, Amber is the photographer MM131459 and a painter as well (and occasionally she's a model: MM131474).
Our work is more than just "painting boobies" -- We first create a giant background canvas, which takes anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the piece. When the background is completed, we select a model and spend 4-10 hours painting her into it, then approx 30min shooting the piece. All of our gallery pieces are created on a nude model, and all live pieces are painted wearing bottoms and a bra-top (or 'pasties').
Our finished artwork is a collaboration between artist, model, and canvas: once fully painted, the model interprets the giant canvas as she becomes a part of the work of art, bringing a life to the piece which could not be achieved by painter, photographer, or model alone.
The paints we use are all non-toxic body paints and makeups (think MAC, Mehron, Temptu, etc.), and generally wash off with just soap and water. Occasionally for live events, we blend the products with a silicone-based makeup, which gives the finished artwork an AMAZING durability that can be worn for HOURS and resists smudging or rubbing off. (When we use the silicone paints, a 'remover oil' is provided in a take-home kit for the model.)
We are ALWAYS casting for outgoing, well-toned models for our gallery canvases: all heights, and ALL BUST SIZES. We especially love gymnasts, performance artists, and dancers of all genres.
Q. I want to model for a gallery canvas, but “I don’t do nudes”.
A. And we *want* you to model for a gallery canvas, but “we don’t do prudes”. The natural beauty of the human body is an integral part of our gallery canvases. (Yes, we *do* paint over tops and bottoms, but only for commissioned pieces and live events)
Q. I’m 17 and I have my parent’s permission, can I model for one of your gallery canvases?
A. No, absolutely NOT. Our gallery canvases are painted on a NUDE body, and you MUST be 18+ (No exceptions – EVER)
Q. I’m 17 and my parents want to hire you to paint the whole family into one of your pieces. Can I be painted?
A. First off: You’re parents are AWESOME and you’re going to have the best family Christmas cards EVER. Second: YES - for commissioned pieces, we will happily paint individuals under the age of 18. We require a quick wardrobe fitting before the session, so that we may pre-paint age-appropriate tops and bottoms for everyone under 18.
Q. How much do you pay your models?
A. GALLERY PIECE = NOTHING. That’s right – $0.00! – Our rates start at $190 for a breast, $900 to paint a torso piece and $1600 to create our art on a full body. So, yeah… we think “FREE + 2 digital images” is a pretty sweet deal.
LIVE EVENT = $225 - $350 for a 12 hour day (8hrs painting, up to 4hrs
performing/interacting with guests) Live events are NON-NUDE, and models are selected for their professionalism, outgoing personalities, and positive attitudes.
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"Bill and Amber are two of the best painters, artists, photographers, and DIY gurus that I've ever had the pleasure of working with! I can't wait to collaborate with them again! Respectful professionals that are talented beyond words! It was a phenomenal experience working with... them. I highly recommend taking the opportunity (if given)." more less
Credit Notes2015 International Fine Art Body Painting Award
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum
"Visual Artist of the Year 2014", RAW Artists: Orlando
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)