Mandi Ilene has been painting since she was able to pick up a brush. In 2005 she was working at a salon doing nails and makeup when she started makeover parties. She started face painting the little princesses in attendance of the parties and fell in love with the art form. Soon people were asking her to do face painting outside of the salon. After three years of painting part time, she left the salon to pursue her dream full time. Soon, Mandi got the itch to start painting full bodies and pregnant bellies. She has since collaborated with many photographers and corporations for printwork and live events. Mandi keeps up to date on all the latest trends and regulations in the face and body painting world by going to conventions. She is an award winning face and body painter, placing 8 times in industry competitions.