B I O G R A P H Y
I began my career as a Professional Make-up Artist in Ireland and I am currently based in Vancouver, B.C. I have worked on numerous feature films with international release and alongside internationally renowned photographers. I work both in Canada and internationally.
I studied SFX Makeup at the Makeup Forever Academy in Paris, France. I further honed my makeup artistry skills while working for leading makeup companies M.A.C. Cosmetics, Lancome and Christian Dior where I was mentored by leading makeup artists and quickly gained accreditation. I have also been awarded a Masters of Science.
The scientist in me, made me strive to understand not just why makeup looks beautiful on the face, but what is used in the creation of the makeup to allow it to do so.
My artistic skills coupled with the insight into how makeup is fabricated allows me to create distinctive looks using makeup that have been specifically designed for not only the individual, but also the light and environment in which it is to be showcased.
My expertise spans creating ethereal beauty makeup, edgy SFX makeup for directors who want to evoke emotion and gore, to fashion makeup that commands the catwalk.
"Understanding not just the art but the science of makeup"