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Fine Artist, Creative Entrepreneur, Muralist, Illustrator, Award Winning International Bodypainting Champion and Starring Artist of Skin Wars Season 2 and Skin Wars Fresh Paint (Game Show Network) GSN National Television.

Raised with a large family on a working horse farm in Belews Creek NC,  I fell in love with art at an early age. Colors, forms and vibrations of patterns spoke to me clearly then and they have been continuously guiding my path towards an ever creative future. I always knew I would be an artist and that my pursuit of art was to bring happiness to the world through my talents. After many years of focused classical training and study I followed in the footsteps of the Classical Masters through advancement of my skills. This education has infused my work to a higher level of ability and both my bodypainting and commissioned painting has received national, local and global accolades. Currently I am located with a working studio in downtown Winston Salem NC where I exhibit collections in national galleries and welcome commissions from around the world.

Education

1995 -1997 – Certification of Photography, Minor in Spanish Studies,and Graphic Design  

Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown NC                                                                                                    

1998 -1999 – Certification in Spanish from El Colegio de Santa Maria, Madrid, Spain in   collaboration with the University of North Carolina Greensboro

2001-2002 – Student to Master Painter Senor Javier Pamploma, Madrid, Spain

2005 – Certification in Mural Painting from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA

2007-2009 – Student to Master Painter Ben Long’s IV Fine Arts League of the Carolinas Asheville, NC

2009 – Apprentice to Master Painters Ben Long IV and Master Artist Roger Nelson Boone NC

2009-2011 – Workshops and Tutelage with Master Painters John Cosby, Scott Burdick, Tony Griffin and Susan Lyon

2011-2013 – Apprenticeship with Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray of Living Brush Studios 5x’s World BodyPainting Champions

Awards

2013 – 1st place in Living Art America North American Championships Emerging Artist Category-Atlanta, USA

2014 – 1st Recipient of the Wilddog Initiative Grant Arts For Arts Sake (AFAS group)

2014 –               12th place in Worlds Competition Brush & Sponge Category- Portschach am Worthersee, Austria

2014 –               3rd place Living Art Greensboro Professional Artist Category- Greensboro NC, USA

2014 –               2nd place Living Art America North American Championships Professional Artist Category-Atlanta, USA

2015 –               4th place Skin Wars Season 2 (Reality Bodypainting TV Show featured on GSN-Game Show Network)

2015 –              1st place Body Fine Art Competition -Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015 –              4th place in Worlds Competition UV Category- Portschach am Wörthersee, Austria

2015 –              2nd place Installation Awards Category Worlds Competition –Portschach am Worthersee, Austria

2015 –              2nd place Living Art Greensboro Professional Artist Category – Greensboro NC, USA

2015 –              1st place in Living Art America North American Championships Professional Artist Category-Atlanta, USA

2016 –               7th place Brush & Sponge category at the World Bodypainting Festival – Portschach am Worthersee

2016 –               4th place Facepainting World Award at the World Bodypainting Festival – Portchach am Worthersee

2016 –               Skin Wars Fresh Paint Mentor and Judge Episode 1 and 10

2018 – 4th place Arnold Classic Columbus Ohio

2019 – 4th place Arnold Classic Columbus Ohio

 Press/Television

2013 –               The Relish, WS Arts Magazine, Foothills Times,

2014 –               Salvador Dali Philippe Halsman Sugar Skull tribute goes viral

Featured articles for the Sugar Skull included, The London Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mail UK, The San Francisco Times, The Winston Salem Journal, The Relish and Women You Should Know NYC editorial.

2014 –              Greensboro News & Record

2014 –            The Rhino Times

2013 -2015    The Winston Salem Journal

2015              Skin Wars releases on National Television on GSN

2015              Featured Artist for Living Art Greensboro News Channel 2

2016              Skin Wars Fresh Paint Mentor and Judge for 2 episodes featured on GSN

Private Collections

Private collection of Walker J. Houchins

Private collection of Jeanie Dease

Private collection of Nicolas Bragg

Private collection of Madelyn Greco Fray and Scott Fray

Public art collection for City of Winston Salem NC Art For Arts Sake public art initiative

References:

Personal Art Mentor – Professional Artist Mr. Nicholas Bragg 336.722.8779

Entrepreneur Female Business Owner – Mrs. Bethany Miller 336-918-1770

Master Painter and Art Instructor – Mr. Roger Nelson 828-733-5573

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