Marianne’s philosophy is to treasure life, moment by moment. She is an award-winning artist, speaker, writer, actress, former Disney cast member and U.S.O. performer. She combined her experience and love for bringing joy to others to create precious memories for children of all ages. With face and body art, character performance, or interactive storytelling, she brings a unique energy to private parties or corporate events.
Whether painting wicked spiders, glistening butterflies or delicate roses on upturned faces, or addressing an auditorium of business professionals, she will bring a passion for life that is contagious. Celebrate life and make beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
We had Mia at my daughter's 4th birthday. My daughter is obsessed with face painting and we've had a lot of it. Mia is heads and shoulders above the rest. Her creations are fantastic, better than I've ever seen and she's patient and wonderful with children. We will happily hire Mia for our daughters 5th birthday and recommend her to friends.
I am passionate about life and believe in living every moment to the fullest.
I share my love for life through my face and body art, entertaining, teaching, and motivational speaking. I travel extensively but home base in the Lake Tahoe area near Reno, Nevada.
As an entertainer, I provide elaborate face and body painting for events of all sizes, from simple birthday parties to corporate events, film and theater to modeling portfolios, baby showers to boudoir art for creating photographic keepsakes. I truly enjoy painting children and relish the opportunity to paint delicate and artistic designs or bold, tribal tattoo designs on adults as well.
My mission statement is: "Awaken the joy in a child...and the child in an adult."
My style is constantly evolving as I study with world renowned face and body artists including Nick Wolfe, Mark Reid, Lynne Jamieson, Annie Reynolds, Pashur House, Lilly Walters, and many more. I only use quality paints recognized as the best products available by industry standards. I am a professional artist and member of national and west coast professional artist groups, and am fully insured. I believe that every person, regardless of age, deserves to have that special moment in my chair and when they are being painted, they are my sole focus.
It is important to me to meet and, if possible, exceed a client's expectations. My designs, as my costuming, can be tailored to specific themes and I am very experienced at working with children as young as 2 years. They respond very well and usually surprise their parents with their ability to stay focused while I paint. I believe in using a gentle touch and voice to soothe the spirit and create a bond with the client, regardless of age.
Depending upon availability, I can also often provide a costumed character such as a Princess, Pirate, Clown, or others...and a balloon artist, storytelling, and other activities.
As a motivational speaker and life skills coach, I strive to bring a fresh perspective and energy to how we view our lives; to help us discover those tools we may have forgotten we possess; and to empower us to meet challenges and rekindle our passion for realizing our goals and dreams. While we need to have goals and dreams and aspirations, we most need to learn to live in the moment. Learning to embrace the moment is one of the most valuable skills we have but also one of the most challenging. I tailor my presentation to meet the needs of a specific group and customize any presentation to address the specific needs and personality of attendees or clients
I am a former Disneyworld cast member and USO performer, public speaker, and entertainer as well as an actress in film and theater. My background is diverse from law enforcement to business administration.
I hope I can offer you my services and would love to participate in your event. Please contact me with any questions and I will do my best to help you determine if I am the person to meet your needs. I do not post my prices because I try to tailor my services to accommodate your budget if possible.
Past Booked Events
|September 28, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 24, 2013||Other|