The Makeup Case are lucky enough to have Kristy Ferrari, professional Makeup Artist and Body Painter as part of this months ’5 Questions With…’ Kristy has been working as a professional makeup artist for the past 15 years, during this time she has built up an extensive CV working with many talented people. Kristy is also a qualified makeup teacher, teaching certificate IV in Makeup. Talk about busy!
How did you come about landing a career within the body painting industry?
After working as a Professional Freelance Makeup artist and teacher I came across an Artist who had been painting bodies for years here in Australia and over seas, I assisted him on a few jobs including working on a Body painting documentary and also became part of The Australian Body painting team. I was completely excited and inspired with this evolving art form and continued to Body paint from that moment on until now! I am still as passionate now about body art as I ever was.
You have created so many different characters with your body painting, where do you draw your inspiration from?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, nature, other artists, life, just one simple thought, idea or even a colour can start the wheel of creation and expression!
Having had the opportunity to work with a lot of different people from all walks of life, what person or campaign most stands out in your mind as a career highlight?
Wow I’ve had so many amazing and fun experiences with body art! Every job has a unique memory. Painting Grant Hacket, Kirien Perkins and Sam Reily for the Olympics was definitely exciting. One of my most treasured memories would be taking a bus load of makeup student to my home town ‘Trangie’ in the centre of new south Wales, a tiny country town to be a part of filming a body painting documentary,it was like our very own Pricilla Queen of the desert tour with a twist. The locals didn’t know what hit them but loved and embraced it, they still talk about it and so do we, actually it was so much fun were planning another trip possibly next February!
What character or theme would you most love to recreate through body painting?
Couldn’t possibly pick one!!!!! there are so many things I still have to paint and the idea’s will never end!
What advise would you give someone wanting to pursue a career in body painting?
If you have a passion for art , just never give up and never stop painting, being trained in makeup would help but is not necessary, I run weekend work shops and a 5 day Body painting course over summer this is all you need to get your self started!