Jun 25, 2013

A great body of work for Abbotsford body painter Eva Rinaldi

Body Painter
Abbotsford local Eva Rinaldi is the artist and founder of Human Statue Bodyart; with model Victoria Gordeets. Picture: Daniel Aarons Source: NewsLocal
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
Email: bodyartist@bigpond.com or phone 9713 8933.