I am a creative soul. I beautify and deconstruct with makeup. I wield scissors in the name of good hair. My medium is skin and hair to tell the story projected on your television screen.
Through my art I am challenged to push boundaries by creating new looks and redefining the limitations of what make-up is and how it functions.
With each face I grow as a make-up artist. With each head of hair I grow as a hair artist.
When working in print, the freedom for creativity is abundant as I engage in ultimately what is a tightly bound collaborative process. It is this process that allows for me to create my art in the ebb and flow between the art director, the photographer, the stylist and the model. Ultimately, the images produced are the result of this synergy and become larger than any individual.
When working in television and film, the art is the work of an army of artists with many moving parts. As the department head for the television show, “It!s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” I find challenges in a variety of ways. The show being a comedy, each episode has particular make-up challenges that may vary within the same episode.
From special f/x and trauma make-ups to full character make-ups. I am stretched to tie together a believable reality amongst the surreality of the character!s situations. In this, I view my make-up as a supporting character in this much larger collaboration.