We are delighted that local artist Erica from Art Vision is returning to the Festival with fellow Body Painting Artists.

Check out the artist profiles to see their amazing work!  The artists will each create a unique design on a model at the festival on Saturday and Sunday only - after painstaking hours of work, you'll be able to see the finished models in the Bodypainting tent. They can also be seen early evening on the main stage.

We are very lucky to have these amazing artists also providing face painting (charges apply) for our lovely festival-goers.


Body Paint Artists & Face Painting


Meet Erica:

Erica is the owner of Art Vision (formerly Kaleidoscope Faces ) based in Lechlade and has been painting professionally for 16 years.

Well known for her delicate and intricate style she has been an instructor at various conventions throughout the UK since 2010. 

Erica has won many awards for her painting over the years and has been a featured artist on BBC World News, BBC Wales, BBC Radio, Daily Post as well as various high profile art publications.

Being a local resident Erica states her highlight as returning to body paint at Lechlade Music Festival after a two-year break during the Covid pandemic. 








Meet Mark: 

Mark is new to the body painting at Lechlade Festival but has been body painting since 2017.

He is well known for his incredible body painting props - all of which he hand-makes himself, some taking months to create, thus earning him the title The Prop King! 




Meet Tracy: 

Tracy started her body painting journey in 2017 at Bath Bodyart Weekend where she won the best newcomer for a collaboration bodypaint. Becoming a member of The South West Body Paint Project a few months later Tracy has enjoyed attending many bodypainting meetings and events and has entered various competitions including The Worlds Bodypainting Festival placing 65th out of 98. 

Tracy says painting people is very special because the connections and trust between the people involved are beautiful and feels very privileged to be involved in such a liberating and colourful activity.


Meet Emma: 

Emma Painty Harvey has been face painting professionally for 15 years and bodypainting for 7 years. She loves the expression of costume and art through Bodypaint and loves how different models interpret the work. It truly is one of the most exhausting yet fun ways to spend painting a design and watching a fantastic model bring a pencil sketch to life.


Meet Cat: 

Cat Finlayson/ Body Painting By Cat

Cat has been face & body painting since 2000. Winning UK Pro Face Painter of the Year & 5th in the World Face Awards in 2007, she teaches, paints and judges nationally, with repeat clients as far away as Hong Kong. Cat loves colour, texture, educating via art and was delighted when her 2021 Covid-inspired body paint placed 14th out of over 100 internationals in the World Body Art Festival. As a Hobbycraft Cricut Artisan Cat uses her skills to create recyclable card head-gear and accessories for her artwork and sells her reusable stencils on catscraftcabin.com


Meet Zosia: 

Zosia is excited to be at Lechlade Festival in the town where she grew up during her teenage years and where her family still live. 

Since she was old enough to hold a crayon Zosia has in the last 15 years become a professional face-painter, with her own business Green HeART Parties. Have more recently branched out into the amazing art of body painting and special effects transformations Zosia says it is truly wonderful to see your own work of art walking about and the model making the paint their own!

Zosia has been featured several times on Radio 4, talking about her face-painting business through the Covid times and beyond, and is excited about what the future now holds for us all...

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