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"Playing with Paint" - Make - Up and Concept Art


TEDxWarwick. Emma Fay is a world-renowned artist who specialises in make-up & concept artistry, hair and beauty, and bespoke design. Her fine art is inspired by evolution, origins and mind sets, with illusion and symbolic expression throughout her pieces. TEDx Talks. Publicado el 7 de mayo de 2015.


By: Emma Fay (2015) /

Emma Fay is known for her concept body artistry, using paint on the human canvas to create artworks that challenge visual perception. Inspired by evolution and origins, her art conveys notions of surrealism and symbolic expressionism through her manipulation of the human form. Successfully combining her artistic, theatrical and business background with professional experience within the hair and beauty industry, Emma has gained notable recognition as one of the world’s most accomplished body artists. In addition to fine art, Emma’s work has been applied to more commercial domains, creating captivating artwork for editorial and advertorial use, both as photographed body art and live installations.

Born in 1987, Emma’s education predominantly centered around the arts, with various studies completed in fine art and theatre design. Her rise to international recognition as a body artist came from the release of the Marvels of Nature series, which combined the distorted quality of contortionism with painted depictions of animal forms. Following the worldwide viral success of the artwork, the series has been featured in many publications, including The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post, as well as being recreated for campaigns and media appearances. Most recently, the designs appeared as a live performance on stage at the 2016 International Photography awards in Dubai.

Emma has undertaken multiple commissions within commercial arenas, adding an innovative and illusionary dimension through her concepts and ideas. Having developed her own studio with full photography capabilities and an experienced team of body and make up artists to support, Emma is able to handle large-scale projects and offers a bespoke design process and service for editorial art, marketing, performance, photography, film and TV productions. Working from both her Leicester-based studio in the UK and from various global locations, past clients have included UNWater, PETA, Macmillan Cancer Support and ITV.

Emma is a confident public speaker and has presented her work at the TedxWarwick event. She is also Artistic Director of Enter Edem, a collective of artists and performers working to create exciting theatre and events throughout the UK. Emma is passionate about endorsing the arts through education and has given many workshops and demonstrations in body art, theatrical make-up, adornment making and performing arts.



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