Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Carreon.
Alexis, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I have always been drawn to art throughout my life. When I learned about face painting I had no idea the world I was missing out on. In 2012 My Mom had a friend who had popup festivals in Oak Cliff and he asked if I was good with kids and suggested face painting for the kiddos while their parents shopped. I bought my 1st lil kit and practiced a few designs on my boys and myself. Did a few weekends till that Texas heat kicked up. After that I got me a regular 9-5 job at a warehouse bringing home $200 a week after taxes, after 2 weeks there I started researching everything about face painters. Quit the warehouse job, bought me some better paints and a nice bigger set up been painting for a living since. My sister helped me with my name Lexi’s Skinvas, a lil spin off from canvas!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a face and body artist, but also do window painting and murals. My message and inspiration would be if you love to do something find out how you make a living off of it. Face painting is so much fun when the kiddos bring to life the tiger or a super hero I just painted them as. Even better when moms & dads and grandparents get in on the fun. Body Painting is awesome, because the sky is the limit of what you can paint on someone. I really would love to paint more bodies.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I read a lot of how the city has been shutting down art events and it’s sad because the artist gets the run around on how to do things correctly so it won’t happen again. Not sure if things are easier or harder, but cities can help by hiring local artist for work and go the extra mile to keep local work up.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can see my work on Facebook and Instagram. They can support me by liking, sharing my work or booking me at their next event for face painting. Also, body painting is great fun way to advertise your company at the next convention. Or hiring me to paint your windows for holidays or some mural work.
- Website: www.lexisskinvas.com
- Phone: 214.606.7143
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: face_painting_by_lexisskinvas
- Facebook: lexisskinvas214
- Twitter: lexisskinvas
Blue kitty n purple puppy
Me with steampunk body paint