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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 17th anniversary –  and heads up a team of award-winning painters.  She was 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.

She spent 15 years as resident face painter at Paradise Wildlife Park, making her name with fast and yet top- quality designs.  She now regularly paints at Whipsnade Zoo.  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.

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.

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.