I started body painting to branch out of the cosmetology world. I wanted to expand my skills into a different art form because I was getting stuck in a rut from doing the same thing day to day. I thought to myself, there are so many talented body painters out in the world, how could I stand out from such an artist crowd? That's when I decided to do hand-incorporated body painting.
It's different and some don't understand the reason to paint with my hand over my face but art doesn't need to be understood, it is just an expression, a creative outlet. I create looks that don't include cloaking my hand as well. I've always liked to push myself to see what I could accomplish and body painting was so new to me at the time. I've worked hard every day to develop my skills and I put a lot of effort into my creations. It's a way that I escape from life's daily stresses, and I truly enjoy being able to inspire others to step outside the box.