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Denise Hall Productions

Thonotosassa, FL

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I am a full time professional entertainer that loves to make people smile and give them great memories. I have been performing in the Tampa Bay Area for over 20 years and have many repeat customers, both private and Corporate clients.

About Denise Hall Productions

hired 8 times on Thumbtack

You want face art that is quick but beautiful, you have come to the right person. After 25 years of service in the community, I am respected and trusted by the community and my peers. My experience has taught me how to deal with "all" kinds of situations so that people always leave feeling happy and satisfied.

I have painted at such places as Disney Resorts, M & M Mars, City of Tampa, City of St. Petersburg, Lowry Park Zoo, The Aquarium and many more. I have also been an instructor at the Face and Body Art International Convention. My painting has been featured on National Television! I am a full time professional and this means you can hire with confidence when you hire me. My mission is to make a difference in the lives of others through fun and laughter.

I also perform as Barnacle Bess, Dr. Professor Wacky, The Blue Star Fairy, Cassie the Clowngirl or Miss Denise. I've been doing shows for birthday parties, libraries across the state, festivals, fairs and conventions.

So whether you are looking for face art, body art, balloon twisting, a storytelling, magic, comedy show for your party, school or event give me a call now, you will be glad you did.

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Tampa Bay
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

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  • 5/5 stars April 1, 2014

    Denise was on time and ready to work. She arrived with a smile and a pleasant attitude. She was great with the kids and parents waiting in line to get their faces painted. The face painting she did had great quality and done in a very timely manner. The event was made better by having her there. We will definitely look at hiring her for future events.

  • 5/5 stars March 9, 2014

    Denise was professional and fun, I can't wait to book her for my next event!!
    Thank you so much Denise!!

    Courtney's Creationz

  • 5/5 stars September 15, 2013

    She was awesome! Super talented and will definitely use again and recommend to others!

  • 5/5 stars June 16, 2013

    Denise Hall did a great job. She kept the audience engaged and performed stories that both adults and children could enjoy.

  • 5/5 stars October 22, 2012

    Denise was terrific. We hired her for our preschool's Fall Fest. She arrived on time and ready to work. Her talent is amazing & every child walked away happy. Most importantly, she is a very friendly and happy person. She was great with the kids!!

  • 5/5 stars September 11, 2012

    Ms. Denise has done face painting and balloon making for both of my boys. We have known her for about 6 years now. They absolutely love her. It is great to see the way that she interacts with her customers. She is very kind and professional with everything she does. I would recommend her services to everyone!

  • 5/5 stars September 2, 2012

    Denise made my daughters third birthday a most magical event! She arrived at the time we had arranged and was in full costume and character for the children. I thought it was perfect so that the kids really "believed" she was a true pirate visiting for our party! She began engaging the children right away and a line quickly formed for them all to receive their face painting masterpieces. I have seen plenty of face painting at theme parks and events but none can compare to Denise's artistic talent! While face painting she paid careful attention to what each child chose and made them feel comfortable by engaging them with conversation. Denise opened her magical pirate chest after the face painting was complete and I was amazed with how well the children gathered around and sat in silence awaiting to see what she had planned. She truly had each child's complete attention and told an amazing story with my little birthday girl as the star. The story was complete with props from the treasure chest and she made it so much fun for all (even the adults couldn't break their gaze!) She even surprised all the children with balloon swords and magic wands! Denise is complete quality and we couldn't be happier with her services!

    I am so looking forward to Denise entertaining at our next birthday party for my twin girls in March next year! They are already asking for her and it's 6 months away! I would say she made quite the impression on all of us!

  • 5/5 stars October 30, 2011

    You As Art made the day special! Denise was patient with the party guests and did an amazing job. Extremely satisfied with services artist provided.

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2011

    Denise Hall is a superb artist on so many levels. Sculpter, painter, Face painter, Singer, storyteller, performing artist, commedienne, stage Hypnotist.
    She was visiting my area and I asked her if she would mind helping paint faces at a large event I was working. I told the children, she was a special teacher who teaches fairies to paint faces, and that she was a much better painter than me. In about ten minutes a little girl came up to me and said, "You are right, Pink Fairy! Miss Denise IS a Much better painter than you! "
    Even the little ones love her artistry.

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2011

    I have been utilizing the art and talent of Denise Hall for many years now and she consistently goes above and beyond what my expectations are of her. From developing new characters for annual clients to pushing herself to learn new face painting techniques by going to classes to further develop her art. Not only is she an amazing performer and artist striving to be the best she can be but she is also a friend that I can count on when I am in need to assist me in being the best that I can be as well. I highly recommend Denise for any event that are looking for someone to help them look great!

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2011

    Our company, Power Point3 Inc, was a major sponsor for Chocolate Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in February. It was a standing room sellout success. We hired Denise to paint our model, Jessie in chocolate. Jessie was posed on red velvet atop a ebony baby grand piano. Denise painted amazing flourished designs in various colors of pure chocolate. Denise and our model were major attraction at the event getting attention not only from the attendees but the media also. This was a perfect for our brand and marketing theme of "The Sweet Taste of Success." Jewel McKeon, Founder & President www.powerpoint3.com

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. My most common jobs? I don't think I have a common anything. But within the realm of uncommon, I frequently paint faces at events and children's birthday parties. I have painted at clothing optional resorts, I have painted Pirates for Gasparilla, I have painted a models for fashion shows, dancers for shows and with chocolate for performance. I perform comedy hypnosis shows across the country for all kinds of corporations, schools and festivals along with library shows across the state. See what I mean about common?

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. When hiring any kind of performing artist, ask lots of questions. Ask for references. Ask to see examples of their work. If painting, ask how many kids they can paint in an hour. Ask what kind of paint they use. Ask what kind of glitter. Ask how long they have been performing, are they full time. Ask what kind of training they have had. Ask a performer what they love about their work. Are they insured, professionals will carry insurance. After you have asked all the questions, trust your gut.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. I think it is important to know what you want for your event. What are you trying to get. A memory, ease, less stress, fun....what do you really want that day. Not so much as what kind of entertainment, I can help you determine that, but what is your goal for hiring entertainment. This may sound simple, but it is very important. For instance, in the case of a birthday party, do you want to be able to watch and participate in what is going on or do you want the kids entertained so you don't have to think about it and are free to be with the other adult guests. It makes a difference. It is good to know the ages of children and how many so that I can recommend things I know will work. This is where my experience makes a difference. I know what makes an event a success. I will ask you all about your needs and desires ( some you did not even realize you needed or desired) cover all the bases so you can relax and enjoy.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My work stands out from others because I am the whole package. I am an artist, entertainer, business person and comedian. I have over 20 years of experience and I am respected by my community and other performers. My goal is to provide outstanding service and to make a difference in the lives of others through laughter and art.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love my job because I get to laugh and create laughter and art for others. I make a difference in the lives of people....whether it is a small child who needs a moment of attention or an adult who wants to escape the stress of everyday life just for a while. I create memories and laughter. What's not to love?

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. People ask me,"How do you do that?" (when twisting balloons or doing magic) My answer is ,"With my hands, silly. I tried doing it with my feet and it is just too hard!"
People ask me how I got started in this business. They also ask me if this is all I do. It is! I am a full time variety entertainer! I like to do a variety of things to express the artist in me. I have just never been the kind of person who does one thing all their life.

The way I share my talents always has to have making a difference in the lives of others as a part. Whether it is to make a whole audience laugh, or help someone change their lives or let one child realize she is special and unique while painting her face...those are the things that I live for.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. One of my favorite stories is about a little girl that comes to my weekly performance at Chick Fil A. She always wants to be some kind of princess and she always hugs me. Before she leaves, she comes up and curtsey's, hugs me and tells me that she will miss me all week. This is what I get to do to make a living. What a gift in my life.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I wish customers knew that every time I go out I want to make a difference for them, to make their lives just a little better..and mine too. I try to give them more than they are expecting and a great memory.

I want them to know that this is not a hobby, it is how I make my living.

I want them to know there is a difference in performers. If you want to pay K-mart prices you will get K-mart quality. But don't expect to get Nordstrom quality at K-mart prices.

I want them to know that it may seem we make a lot of money in a short amount of time. But consider, we have had to invest in training, props, gas ( gas!!!!) costumes, supplies, paint, balloons, licencing, insurance (the good ones will have this),and more. Remember that while we are full time, parties and events mosly happen on the weekends and we do not work 40 hours a week at a 100.00 an hour. ( I wish) When it all comes down we make a very reasonable wage.

Having said the above, your tips make a difference. If you think the performer has done an outstanding job tell them, tell your friends and give them a tip that matches the value you place on joy they have just given you.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I have always loved performing whether I was making people laugh or inspiring them with a song. I love to play, laugh and make great memories. So becoming a professional clown, a comedy hypnotist, a character performer, a face artist was just another step in expressing myself as an artist.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. As an artist I am always continuing my education. I have taught at the Face and Body Art convention in Orlando Florida and I have been student there too. I gather with other artists to share and create new work. I take art classes outside of the art to stimulate new ideas. I am a member of some groups online to keep up with the newest trends in face and body art.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. My most recent project was painting a model with chocolate for a Chocolate Event at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. It started out that I was just going to paint a model with regular paint, but then I collaborated with the group I was working for and it ended up as the chocolate painting with the model resting on a baby grand while some one played it. I love the spontaneousness of my art. I used a warmer, with some cruets filled with white, dark and milk chocolate, cleaning my brush with vinegar. It cost me around 15.00 for the supplies and I had a blast. I painted for about 2 hours while people walked by watching. They loved it.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. How have you been involved in your community. I have participated in my community in many ways through the years. I have been a member of the Girl Scouts, leading 4 different age troops ( before I had children). I was a trainer for the Girl Scouts. I was also a trainer for the Red Cross teaching canoeing, sailing, swimming, life guarding and CPR for over 20 years. I have worked with feeding the hungry through various religious organizations.

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