I have spent nearly thirty years as a makeup artist. First, I am a leading theatrical makeup artist, who has done everything "from gore to gorgeous." I have beautified celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey. I have also created age prosthetics, strange creatures, and bloody effects for numerous print clients, commercials, and cult features including "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" and "Re-Animator." I am a member of IATSE Studio Mechanics local 476.
I have also worked with top doctors and salons as a leading practitioner of permanent cosmetics since 1991. Permanent Makeup is a cosmetic tattooing procedure which simulates conventional cosmetics with tattooing materials and techniques. In general, permanent cosmetic enhancement of lips, eyes and brows make women look their beautiful, natural best at all times. It also can simulate and replace lost hair, put skin color back into light scars, and improve the appearance of damaged or asymetrically shaped features. I am a Lifetime Member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.
My makeup skills are further enhanced by my general skills as an artist. I have been drawing since I was 12 years old. I also have done complex trompe l'oiel murals, and use my graphic talents, including my skills in molding, casting, painting and sculpting, for the restoration of antiques. I am happy to lend my skills to the art or properties departments as well. I also share a New York City apartment, and am willing to work local in either Chicago or the New York area.
I have been in the industry since 1981.