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Juliet eve - award winning face painter and body artist. Teacher at the facade academy

Juliet Eve – Principal

Juliet Eve was born into a huge family of creatives!  Art in its widest sense seems to be the driving force within.

Great-grandparents, parents, siblings and now children, nieces and nephews. Artists, illustrators, architects, musicians, film makers, video graphic artists, photographers, writers, poets, sculptors, spinners, weavers, crafters, gardeners, muralists, landscape artists etc.  …..and now Juliet has added face and body artist to the list!

The birth of her face painting skills coincided with the birth of her children in 1989/91.  This blossomed into the formation in 2004 of one of the leading face and body art schools in the country, and Juliet became the Principal of the Façade Academy of Face and Body Art.  It is now celebrating its 17th anniversary.

Juliet is regularly invited to instruct and judge competitions at industry conventions, colleges and conferences around the UK.

Running workshops and private classes regularly takes her on travels around the UK and Europe, notably in Norway, Ireland and Switzerland.

As an instructor and judge, she has attended the World Body Painting Festival, the UK Face and Body Painting Convention, Paintopia, Bodycraft and the FACE conference, plus demonstrating and judging at numerous face painting jams, events and conventions

Alongside the teaching, she still loves to facepaint in the field (yes sometimes muddy ones at festivals!), keeping her skills fresh, often organising teams of professional face and body painters at all types of events from kids parties to promotional music videos and advertising – not forgetting the painting and glittering of horses!

Juliet has also been invited to teach and judge in universities and colleges around the country ,delivering CPD training to the lecturers in Media Make-up. As well as teaching Henna Decoration, Glitter Art and Special FX, she also turns her hand to painting murals, for both interiors and exteriors.

She spent 15 years as resident face painter at Paradise Wildlife Park, making her name with fast 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.



  • 1st Welsh Body Painting Festival in 2009 with Heather Sharp,
  • 1st UK Body Painting Festival in 2010 with Zoe Thornbury-Phillips
  • 3rd in the Body Factory competition in 2011
  • 10th, 11th and 25th place in the World Body Painting Festival in Austria on three occasions, once with her daughter Philippa
  • Best Design FACE Face Painter of the Year in 2012
  • FACE Face Painter of the Year 2017

As well as face painting, Juliet also enjoys body art, bump painting and murals – and painting on horses!  You can find out more at her website






During lockdown, Juliet added yet another string to her bow, launching Art with Juliet – bespoke terracotta pots.



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.