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Andrea is a multi-skilled artist now based in Southland, New Zealand after 10 years working professionally in Auckland.

She specializes in make-up, face & body painting, special effects makeup, blackboard artistry, prop making, backdrop painting and much more.


"With over 15 years experience in TV, film and events I work with you to bring your visions to life. I strive to create high quality & original work and enjoy collaborating with like-minded, creative people too.

From beauty to beast, I cater to any request".


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“Andrea is amazing at what she does. I've modelled several times for her, including for both of my belly bumps... she is amazing, lovely, very professional and just an all round awesome person and artist!!!!”

- Josie Druetta

Wow!! What can I say!! Andrea is amazing at what she does! I was lucky enough to have Andrea do myself, bridesmaids and mother's make up for my wedding. She made us all look flawless. She was very professional. She perfected the look we were going for. Andrea also made our wedding sign, this made me cry when I saw it, I was blown away! I told her to what we liked and left it in her hands! Amazing job, everyone commented on the sign! Would highly recommend Andrea! You will not be disappointed!”

- Rachael Donnison

“Andrea did my makeup and my bridesmaids for my wedding in November. I have never felt so beautiful, thank you so much Andrea. My makeup still looked amazing after 12 hours on and a very sunny day, she did an amazing job!”

Ellen Ryder 

“Love working with Andrea, always professional and a really lovely person!”

Brett Stanley Photography

“Andrea was our wedding makeup artist and we would highly recommend her. We were so happy with how everyone looked on our big day, she's extremely efficient and reliable and truly helped turn our dreams to a reality.”

- Maria Walker

“Andrea has an amazing set of skills that I haven't seen anyone else possess. My 21st would not have been the same without her. I highly recommend her for any and all of your body painting needs!” :)

- Adele Good 

I have been fortunate enough to have been collaborating with Andrea for over five years and I could not recommend her enough - she is absolutely spectacular. I work as a professional dancer/performer and over the years our collaborations have included, but are not limited to; high-quality SPFX make-up, prosthetics and hair for numerous industry film shoots; custom made SPFX costumes and prosthetics for some of my signature solo performances; award-winning full-body paints for awards shows and corporate events; unique hair and make-up for various personal and professional photo shoots.
Andrea is an artistic chameleon who can visualize and create any look the client desires, has a wealth of technical knowledge, is fast, efficient and professional and who's own creative flair is one of wonder and awe. She has my full trust in any project we are working together on and I appreciate her hard work for all the times she has made me look and feel so amazingly otherworldly. So incredible. A+++++++++++++++”

Hannah Tasker-Poland 

“Andrea is one of the most talented artists i know, it has been a pleasure working with her on several projects. Her creations are stunning and her work ethic is impeccable... I keep constantly thinking of other opportunities to work with her” :)

- Irina Kapeli


"During our pregnancy we were looking for a piece of art to remember our journey and to celebrate our impending arrival. Wanting something personalised and original we saw Andrea's previous works knowing that if anyone could create something perfect for us it would be her ... and she did!
With a very vague description to Andrea on what we wanted she created the most perfect impression of what we were hoping for on the spot and did it in the most professional and comfortable way making this such an awesome experience. Andrea's beautiful nature made us even more excited about the arrival of our wee one and has provided us with amazing artwork and memories of this special time to share forever more.”

- Scott Tibbutt

Best Artist I know!! Highly recommended. Andrea knows what works. I had a few ideas I wanted to incorporate in a face paint. Andrea managed to bring these altogether and execute it so perfectly x I had so many complements on the night. I was totally transformed!"

- Gabi Futter 

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