Mandi Ilene has been painting since she was able to pick up a brush. She won many art awards growing up and has always painted on paper, walls, and furniture. When she found face and body painting ten years ago it was just a new type of canvas for her to decorate. Mandi is known for her speed, high contrast, bold designs and her signature swirls. She has earned local and international painting awards. Although Florida is where she works the most, she has also painted in New York, The Bahamas as well as aboard Royal Caribbean cruiseline. As the leader of the body painting guild in Orlando, Mandi, with her partner Robert, started BASE: Body Art Showcase and Exhibit in 2014.
Mandi enjoys passing her talent down to her children. Her daughter has already won face painting awards. She teaches art as a compliment to her face and body painting business.