Shelley's Faces Fantastic!

Sunnyvale, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I get told all the time what a wonderful face painter I am There's alot of good face painters out there but I think I stand out because of the joy it brings ME. I do this because it's fun. Its not for the money, it's not to promote the other side of my business. I do it because it makes me smile and I get to interact with all these people who are somewhere specifically to have fun.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love to see people's expressions when they see themselves transformed. Kids love to get face painted and readily fall into having a good time with it, but when adults give in to their inner child, they absolutely beam with fun. Women suddenly transfom into the Mardi Gras queen, the little girl they used to be and the Vegas Show Girl all at once. There's no age limit on face painting:)


Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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4 Reviews
  • Missy H. Jun 4, 2010
    I've known Shelley for years and her talent continues to grow. Some of the murals on her website are at my house. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her!!! Missy
  • Regina A. Jun 3, 2010
    Shelley is an amazing artist. We had her do all the artwork for our babies room (baby is now almost 6 weeks old). She free-hand painted (!) directly on the walls and everything looks amazing. She painted mommy and baby hippos, a pair of giraffes, mischeivous monkeys, penguins, turtles, a bird and scenery right onto the wall!! She also made wooden cutouts of mom and baby elephants, an adorable zebra and a baby giraffe. We are so grateful that she made our babies room beautiful and unique. I wish I could post pictures to show you. Everyone who sees the room is in awe. Shelley is truly talented and willing and able to create whatever you wish (and she has the amazing ability to improvise as well if you're not exactly sure what you want). I give her a seven star rating!
  • Becky T. May 30, 2010
    Shelley Capovilla has been hired at a few wineries I've attended. The kids love having their face painted by her because each face is a new canvas and each painting an original work of art. Since she takes her time and paints amazing works of art, the line sometimes can get a little long, but it's well worth the wait. If your kids (or adults) like face painting or henna tattoos, they'll love Shelley'
  • LuAnne M. May 29, 2010
    Shelley is a fantastic face painter with a quick hand. She can do do anything you like in a wide variety of colors. She uses professional paint that is non irritating . To add to being an awesome painter she is a super nice person to bout. She has a natural re pore with children...kind of like a kid magnet! She would be a great asset to any type of party whether she is face painting or henna painting.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
There are sites dedicated to face and body paint. I surf those about once a week, gleaning new ideas and trying them out on my kids....poor kids.....the shrink is going to love hearing the stories how I traumatized them at such a tender age)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I stumbled into it at my son's band booster's Fall Music Festival. Phyllis Fowler was one of the school board member in Sunnyvale She was doing face painting and I was asked if I'd help her...I was terribly slow and clumsy, but had so much fun, I determined to get better at it and quick. Now I do birthday parties (mainly), school functions, fairs and corporate functions and work a couple of parties a month.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Since I do so many things, I get called for all sorts of events where an entertainer is needed. I do birthday parties, baby showers and weddings, corporate events, and alot of non-profit events when I believe in them. There are very few things I would turn down if my schedule is open. I do book up quickly though and if I am not available I will help you find another artist. I have several I can refer you to, or call in if you need more than one artist at your event
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked at a fundraiser for Butterfly Children (children with a disease that makes their skin tear by just touching them). There were a couple of the kids there. They were entranced by the entire evening and we raised many thousands for these poor families. It was a wonderful success and I was ery thankful that I had something to give that would help.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you've got a huge party, you might do better with 2 artists for 1 hour than having your guest wait for 1 artist to finish in 2 hours. I have another artist that I can call. Artists often have a warm-up time. So, that special design you want on the birthday girl....have her be the 2nd or 3rd person the facepainter works on.