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About us


Juliet Eve – Principal

Juliet Eve is the Principal of the Façade Academy of Face and Body Art – now celebrating its 14th anniversary –  and heads up a team of award-winning painters. She has been face and body painting professionally since 1991, running her successful Façade Face Painting company in Hertfordshire. She is the FACE Face Painter of the Year 2017.

She has been in demand teaching both individuals and groups in face and body painting skills for more than 12 years both in this country and abroad, notably in Norway, Ireland and Switzerland. As an instructor, she has attended the World Body Painting Festival, the UK Face and Body Painting Convention, Paintopia and the FACE conference, plus demonstrating and judging at numerous face painting events and conventions. Juliet has also been invited to teach in universities and colleges around the country delivering CPD training to the lecturers. As well as teaching Henna Decoration, Glitter Art and Tribal Tattoos, she also turns her hand to painting murals, for both interiors and exteriors.

Juliet has competed successfully in many face and body painting competitions – both as sole painter and with her colleagues Zoe Thornbury-Phillips, Heather Sharp and daughter Philippa. She has won the UK Body Painting Festival in 2010, 3rd in the Body Factory competition in 2011, 1st place in the Welsh Body Painting Festival in 2009, and achieved 10th, 11th and 25th place in the World Body Painting Festival in Austria on three occasions.  Numerous face-painting competitions awards include the Best Design in the FACE Face Painter of the Year in 2012. Recently, she won first place in the FACE Competition by Post and second in the 20 Minute Competition to take the title of Face Painter of the Year 2017.

For the past ten years, she has been the resident face painter at Paradise Wildlife Park, making her name with fast and yet top- quality designs. She is also proud to be the first member of the International Face Painting Association FACE to achieve Level 3 ranking.

Juliet’s two grown-up children have patiently modelled for her over the past 20 years. Her daughter Philippa Eve Walker has also followed her into the family business and is now threatening to overtake her mother!


Guest Instructors

Several of our classes are taught by guest instructors.  At the top of their game, they are all highly respected and award-winning artists, as well as being experienced and effective teachers.

Tina Young


















Tina Young trained in Makeup in 1997 at the Christian Chaveau school in Paris. Since graduating she has worked professionally in many areas of makeup. She currently works in stills and TV commercials, everything from Advertising, Film and Beauty to Celebrity Portraits and Fashion.

Clients include Rolls Royce, H Samuel, Ernest Jones, Canon, Thomson Holidays, Panasonic, Santander, Suzuki, Lynx, Burger King, Virgin Active, Kyra K, Vidal Sassoon, Range Rover, Novotel, Experian, PayPal, Roche, The BBC, Channel 4 TV, Sky, & ITV.  Tina will be teaching our specially-designed Make-up for Face Painters class.

Zoe Thornbury-Phillips of About Face UK

Zoe has taught and assisted on many of the Academy’s modules and especially enjoys starting beginners on their face painting journey. She is a very experienced and talented painter who has won numerous awards.  Zoe is a regular instructor at Facade Academy.

Sara Reynolds of Sara’s Parlour

Sara has 14 years’ experience working professionally as a face and body artist for some of the UK’s leading festivals and corporate companies, as well as working at parties and creating one-off works of art. Sara has a particular love of natural and botanical forms, historical folk art, and highly decorative styles; her delicate and precise style is perfectly suited to our Module 4 Flowers and Flourishes.

Clare Jeffrey of Cosmic Facepainting

Clare has been painting for 11 years, and in that time has received awards for face and body painting, including 2nd place in the FACE Face Painter of the Year 2017, only being pipped by Façade principal Juliet! She is a proud member of The International FACE Painting Association, for whom she is the South East area rep. She regularly teaches our One-Stroke Breakthrough module.

International Instructors

As well as our regular classes, we host visiting instructors who are internationally recognised as masters in their field. Over the years we have arranged visits by such eminent painters as Nick and Brian Wolfe, Mark Reid, Richard Nijboer, Alex Hansen and Dutch Bihary.  In the pipeline we have visits from Monique Lily and Nurit Pilchin.