Wendy Fantasia Bio
Wendy came into face painting over 20 years ago when it was suggested as being a good idea to ‘have a crack at’ while home with young children.
Like many artists starting this way, it was the beginning of a love for this addictive art form which has been going strong ever since.
Working through a long bucket list of painting oriented goals has been challenging but rewarding; the scope within face and body painting for doing really interesting projects and events has been fabulous.
Body painting young breast cancer survivors for the 2019 ‘So Brave’ calendar (the third after 2017 & 2018) has just begun in Feb 2018. www.sobrave.com.au
Painting for this very special project as lead artist and designer has been a beautiful experience.
Definitely the most interesting and epic undertaking to date and a culmination of everything paint-related done previously made it possible to tackle this.
Competing at the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria in 2017 for the second time was also a daunting but great thing to do.
Rankings are currently 5th in face painting, 19th in brush and sponge bodypainting – acknowledgement and sincere thanks to the whole Fantaustria team, can’t do that one alone!
Wendy’s painting style is bold, colourful, fun, imperfectly organic. Life is short, paint loud!
Wendy Fantasia CV
LATEST NEWS – 2017/2018 National Breast Cancer Survivors Bodypainting Calendar – (lead artist) Highlighting awareness of diagnoses in women under 40; all models fit this category. Nationwide accompanying media. 2019 painting now
2017 July: Ranking gained at World Champs, Austria, 19th brush & sponge body painting, 5 th face painting.
2012 April: Australian Body Art Awards (ABAA’s), 1st Place 2hr FP, 1 st Place 6hr Singles Body Brush & Sponge
2011 Sept: Body Canvas Competition, Melb, SPFX 1st Place.
2010 March: Speed Painting Comp, Adelaide; first place heat & Grand Final; April: Melb Body Art Comp (MBAC’s), Supreme Award; October: Sydney’s Double Bay Food, Wine & Art Festival, incl Australasian Body Painting Comp, 1st Place
Media/Profile Ongoing - Local press coverage, radio interviews etc to promote business, events, associations
2016 Melb’s Herald Sun newspaper ‘Aust Day’ souvenir lift out – cover and associated face painting images featured. AFL footy face paints utilized with the Herald Sun ‘Supercoach’ comp (Jan).
2015 Put Some Colour in Your Life (CIYL) Aust/International TV arts show – first ever body painter to be featured. Aired Sept 2015. Artist Rep, Australia for the Face Paint Forum Shop online (US) and social media
2014 March: Demonstration artist, FACE conference, UK
2015 May – Illusion Magazine’s 30th and final printed issue – article/photos
2011 - Aug: SALA Exhibition ‘Ducks & Nonsense’ – solo show of Wendy’s body painting images by various photographers, Hotel Richmond, Adelaide, SA (also shown Dec 2011/Jan 2012 in Holdfast Bay Discovery Centre Gallery, Glenelg SA; Feb 2013, Fire Station Café, Preston, VIC; May 2013, Mitchell’s Winery, Clare, SA; June 2013, Geelong Grammar School, VIC) 2011 Sept: Illusion Magazine’s Issue 16 cover and feature artist; Finger Mag, Jan cover & article for first issue 2010 – kryztoff online mag, cover issue 12, interview issue 13, pics various; FACE magazine Winter issue cover
2014 April: presentation artist (performance), ABAA’s; August: presentation artist (performance),
MBAX 2013 Mar: Lead conceptual artist/director for models, Hills Secret Garden, SA; BAT performances, MBAX (Aug), RAWartists (Nov)
2012 Jan: Organiser of Painting outside the Square, public group exhibition of body painting in Glenelg, SA Feb: Foundation member of Body Art Theatre (BAT) body artists and performers; Aust’s Got Talent audition
2010 March ‘Brilliant Creatures from Planet Fringe’, Body Painting Open Studio, Adelaide Fringe, (co-creator)
2009 – Creator & Co-organiser of ‘Enchanted Winterland’, a multi-aspected face/body painting exhibition, Adel.
Ongoing Private individual and group classes - public and worksite-on-demand, wherever required 2011-2014, 2018 ABAA’s & Melb Workshop leader
2014/15/16/17 Editor of FACE-to-FACE magazine (FACE, the International Face Painting Assoc.)
2014 January: Official face painter, Rhapsody of the Seas cruise out of Sydney
2011 Oct: Presenter on body painting at the inaugural Adelaide Peche Kucha night - Nov: CU Christmas Pageant promo artist for advertising material, PR shoots, merchandise
Level 2 member, FACE Association, (UK) & Committee Member AFABA, face/body painting association (Melb)