Today we’d like to introduce you to Mari Dickelman.
Mari, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I used to occasionally do acrylic paintings. Sometimes at classes, and other times just at home. But the first time I did face painting was at my daughter’s school as a volunteer. That’s when I discovered the ‘mirror moment.’ It’s when someone first puts their eyes on their own face and realizes what they look like. Their entire face smiles. I love that. Now I do birthday parties and street fairs, sometimes 5 or 6 events in a weekend, all while balancing raising two daughters.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
There are so many amazing artists in the world, and I love getting inspired by their work. A little face paint, a touch of glue and sparkly glitter. So much of what I see can translate into face painting and glitter tattoos. The paint on your face only lasts a day, and there are so many different things to do. I keep painting because I really enjoy making people smile, and this is just my small way to bring joy to the average day. I only just started my journey, but I’m looking forward to sharing my designs and hopefully inspiring the arts in someone else.
What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Get out to art expos and street fairs. I love seeing what other people are doing and talking about their process.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I’m listed on all the normal places like Instagram, Facebook, Yelp and Google. If you want to support my work, please visit my pages and just tell me what you think. I’m always up to hear what people are looking for!
- Instagram: @KawaiiPigments
- Facebook: @KawaiiPigments
- Twitter: @KPigments