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BIBI FREEMAN

Profile: Like many, first painted faces at her children's school fair, quickly realised how difficult it was, but fun! Now one of the most experienced face painters in the country, her background in graphic design combined with her natural creativity brings a precision and degree of perfectionism to her work that few can emulate. 

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Experience


Facepainting 1990 - 
Formalised facepainting activities as Let's Face It! which acts as a network of London based facepainters of quality, which has always been a priority.
In the early days, obtained regular bookings for Esso, Mercedes Benz, London Zoo, IKEA, many supermarkets, most London Councils, BBC Children in Need, Disney, Warner Brothers, Penguin Books, LPO, RPO amongst many. Clients now range from corporate events, agents, public events, private events, promotions, advertising, film premiers, photography, artist to 'the stars' and adult "extreme make-up" as performance entertainment. Let's Face It! also organises the mega-teams of  up to 70 painters at Wembley football matches, and more recently for the 2012 Olympics
Let's Face It! specialises in all forms of Body Art from Facepainting to Body Painting, Temporary Tattoos to Henna Art and expert Airbrush work using the most appropriate artists for requirements.
It remains personally run by Bibi, who is a bit of a control freak!
 
Carnival Make-up 1994 - 
A previous history in Carnival costume making opened the door to this particular field. Bibi is now regarded as the top specialist in this art form which entails organising painting hundreds of people quickly and beautifully. Her work has had a recognised impact on the standard and style of make-up in Carnival.
Make-up artist and designer for South Connections Carnival Band for performances throughout the UK.
Tutor for Morley College, taking the art to many groups, enabling them to enhance their individual style.
Tutor for Kinetika who organise Carnival events throughout the UK.
Make-up Artist for Notting Hill Roadshow in UK and Hong Kong.
Lead Artist for Tate Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum Carnival exhibitions and annual Black History Month.
Tutor for Mandinga Arts.
Make-up artist and designer for Flamingo Carnival Band.
Lead Artist for Sadler's Wells Brazilian Carnival.
Make-up Artist at Carnival Splash annually.

 
Lecturer/Demonstrator 
Demonstrator for Treasure House of Make-up.
Lecturer - Aylesbury College & West Herts College- Airbrush body painting techniques.  
Demonstrator of Graftobian Airbrush products.
Demonstrator of Ben Nye/Mehron products for Treasure House.
Lecturer - Westminster College - Facepainting, Body painting, Temporary Tattoos, Airbrush techniques.
Tutor/Demonstrator for Morley College.
Demonstrator of Kryolan Airstream airbrush products at International Make-up Artist Trade Show 2005.
Tutor in Facepainting for Charles Fox/Kryolan products.
Tutor in Airbrush Body Painting for Charles Fox/Kryolan.
Demonstrator of Grimas products for A&A Studios.
Workshop tutor at Festival of Colours, Freiburg.
Demonstrator of daVinci brushes World Bodypainting Festival, Austria.
Tutor for Southwark College.


London School of Facepainting  2003 -

Opened the only school dedicated to facepainting with Caro Childs of Lococo.
Tutors for UCL - student volunteer course.
Developing a range of courses in specific subjects for varying levels of aptitude.
Organising the Demonstration Stage for Warpaint at Professional Beauty 2005 for all exhibitors.

Awards 
2002  Best Design (1st)  The Facepainting Association
2002  Facepainter of the Year (2nd) The Facepainting Association
2003  Best Design (1st) The Facepainting Association
2003  Facepainter of the Year  (1st) The Facepainting Association
2007  Facepainter of the Year  (1st) The Facepainting Association
2007  Best Technical Ability (1st) The Facepainting Association
2007  Best Design (1st) The Facepainting Association
2007  1st Place World Facepainting Awards - World Bodypainting Festival - Austria
2007  14th Place World Bodypainting Awards - World Bodypainting Festival - Austria
2008  Facepainter of the Year  (1st) The Facepainting Association (now refused admission)
2008  Best Design (1st)  The Facepainting Association (now refused admission)
2008  Best Technical Ability (1st)  The Facepainting Association (now refused admission)
2008  Wild West Award  (1st)  The Facepainting Association (now refused admission)
2008  Face Award (3rd) The Facepainting Association (now refused admission)
2008  4th Place World Facepainting Awards - World Bodypainting Festival - Austria
2008  1st Place Brushstrokes People's Choice - World Facepainting Awards
2008  16th Place World Bodypainting Awards - World Bodypainting Festival - Austria
2008  1st Place Welsh Festival Facepainting Awards
2008  1st Place (with Mark Reid) Welsh Festival Bodypainting Awards
2009  1st Place Welsh Festival Facepainting Awards
2009  1st Place Welsh Festival Glitter Tattoo Awards

Bibi has now retired from competing.


Other areas of specialisation and interest
Costume Making
Eschatology
Costume making credits include "Teletubbies" body construction and production of large scale costumes for "Rhino Drum" for Save The Rhino charity
1975 - 1996 Owned and ran Graphic Design Studio "Art Attack"
Consultant to Paleo Festival, Switzerland
Consultant to Montreux Festival, Switzerland
Concept Director for Organisation Europa Rocknight
Music Promotion Company - amfm London Ltd.

CARO CHILDS 

Profile: One of the first 'proper' face painters in the country, Caro set up her own company LOCOCO FACE PAINTERS in 1984, introducing face painting as a promotional and educational tool as well as great entertainment to museums and major stores in London. She is indeed the author of many classic ubiquitous face painting books you have probably seen!

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Experience:
Lococo Face Painters 1984 -
Experts in face painting, Body painting, temporary tattoos, body stencils and special effects, Lococo have hundreds of original designs or can reproduce your company logo plus all the old favourites for both children and grown-ups. Kids that enjoyed face painting back in the 80's are adults now, but they still like to party, and that means face paint but with a slightly more sophisticated touch. Well it does wash off! The most important thing you want to know is that the face painter who is booked to work for you, will be reliable, safe, friendly and respectful to your children and the children in your care. By using a Lococo Face Painter you can be confident that you are using someone who also shares these concerns and moreover wants you to be delighted with her work that is why LOCOCO only do their very best all the time.
Clients  include Harrods, C&A, Marks and Spencer, Selfridges, Disney, The Trocadero, The Natural History Museum, The Museum of Mankind, The National Theatre, Polka Children's Theatre and The Dome plus fun days for numerous companies and private children's parties.

London School of Face Painting  2003-
Opened the only school dedicated to facepainting with Bibi Freeman.
Devising promotion and publicity campaigns, lecturing and inviting visiting lecturers.
Tutors for UCL - student volunteer course.
Developing a range of courses in specific subjects for varying levels of aptitude.
Organising the Demonstration Stage for Warpaint at Professional Beauty 2005 for all exhibitors.

Publications:
1992 The Usborne Book of Face Painting
1995 Starting Face Painting published by Usborne
2001 Scary Faces published by Parragon

Television  Appearances include:
Motor Mouth
The Big Breakfast
BBC News (article featuring body painting during London Fashion week)
Shoot
Various interviews re. Face Painting Association
Other credits include Rat a tat tat and an Ariel Commercial

1997-2000   Chairman of The Face Painting Association
1998           Passed Advanced Certification
1999           Winner of The Best Original Design

CHRISTINE MAVROMATIS
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Christine has a beautiful and delicate style of her own that manages to also have impact! As an ex-student of the London School of Facepainting she appreciates the value of training and is conscious of student's needs and sensitivities! When Caro decided to go and live  in France, Christine filled the void very well, and continues to be a valued support giving excellent advice and encouragement .
You can find out more about Christine's work at her website
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