Kate Dean from Bristol transforms models into birds
Kate, 32, from Bristol, started face painting aged 17 but it wasn’t until 2005 when she went to an event that specialised in her niche that she decided to make the switch from the face to entire bodies.
‘I had a part-time job doing face painting when I was 17 and it was something I kept doing through university’ said Kate.
‘I started to do high-end corporate events and celebrity parties but it wasn’t until I went to the World Body Painting Festival in 2005 with my two sisters, who are both models, that I really got into it.’
Kate says that it was meeting other talented artist like herself that encouraged her to improve her craft even further.
‘Somehow we fell in with the right crowd and we became mates with some of the best body painters in the world.
‘When you hang out with the best you have to up your game so I went home and did a bit of work, put it online and got some really good recognition for it.’