Hello my name is Kelly Hilger...
I am married (15 years) with two children. I have been an artist my whole life, creating with a ton of different mediums including; oil painting, watercolors ,spray paint and airbrush on canvas, murals, stained glass, crochet, cake decorating, jewelry making, scrap booking and photography. I began face painting about 8 years ago to keep from having to stand in line at festivals with my girls. Pretty soon all of their friends were stopping by my house to get their faces painted before the fair, parade or birthday party or whatever special event they were attending. I began to consider it as a career in 2009.
The stacks and stacks of art supplies have dwindled or accumulated dust since then because I am finding so much satisfaction in face and body art that I forget sometimes that I can do other things. I started doing henna, early 2011, and I can't get enough! it is a crazy day in the universe when I am not personally covered in the stuff :) I am grateful every day that I have found a fulfilling career by doing something I love. I could paint (or henna) people all day long every day and never grow tired of it. It is like my dad getting paid to fish!
Nothing makes me happier than showing someone the mirror when I am finished. I love the smiles, I love the shy kids that find their bravery to get painted. I love the tricky requests that make me think out of the box and I love the happy events usually taking place while I am “working”. Whether it is a baby blessing or a birthday party, a wedding or a backyard BBQ I have met the most amazing people.
I attend Face and body painting conventions along with the annual HennaCon in CA. I watch online classes and tutorials and I practice, practice, practice. I have been inspired by the masters in this field, my fellow artists and my clients.
AND as an added bonus I get to walk around randomly with my own face painted!
Come on by and get some art on!
If you would like to schedule an appointment in advance for earlier in day, please contact (702) 485-4985. Price will be determined on design, starting at $15.