We had the good fortune of connecting with VONETTA BERRY and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi VONETTA, what was your thought process behind starting your own business? When I was twelve my brother was turning 6, and begged my mother for a clown for his party. She said that it wasn’t in the budget, so I taught myself to do magic, dressed as a clown, and face painted to entertain for his birthday party. That began my career in face painting, and I hired myself out for my mother’s friend’s kids’ parties. After that, I continued to build my skills by securing a seasonal job as a face painter at the now closed Six Flags Astroworld Theme Park. After college, I returned to face painting and began my business in 2004, to expand my creative muscle beyond just faces, into full-body painting. Over the years, we have been vendors in various amusement outlets, private parties, personal costuming, workshops, and classes. I really wanted to build an organization that offers the public premiere professional face and body painting services, including henna, temporary tattoos, face painting classes, and henna workshops. Honestly, my goal originally was to offer face painting that was bolder and safer than when I started face painting we used acrylic paints. Then I wanted to find a way. To combine my fine art and face painting in a more comprehensive way.
Alright, so let’s move on to what keeps you busy professionally? I am an artist who walks the fine line between commercial art and fine art. This has been a challenge as I often do not feel like I can fit comfortably in either world. Read More