A great body of work for Abbotsford body painter Eva Rinaldi
- From: Inner West Courier Inner City
- June 24, 2013
EVA Rinaldi can turn you into a tree, a lion or a statue.But never fear, there is no sorcery here, it is all done with paint and a brush.Ms Rinaldi has been using humans as her canvas at her Abbotsford-based body painting business Human Statue Bodyart for more than a decade. She said it all began when her son was born 16 years ago.
She said she had previous experience as a make-up artist and began face-painting children at events.
"I was face painting and I was asked if I could paint a model for a magazine. It grew from there," she said.
Having never studied or practised art in the traditional sense, she said her work was an extension of her experience as a make-up artist - creatively using the face and eventually the whole body as her blank canvas throughout the transformation.
Ms Rinaldi says she goes through about 20 litres of body paint a week.
Eva Rinaldi has worked as a make-up artist with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Lady Ga Ga, Robert Pattinson and Hugh Jackman
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