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All around Entertainment
4.8
from 114 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 293 hires on Thumbtack
Patrice J.
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If you want a reliable, respectful, amazing Face-Painting Artist, then DawnMarie is your person!! She is 100% professional and focused. She does great work, all the kids-and the adults-who got their paces painted were very pleased with her creativity and expertise. Shes the one, im telling ya!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
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All the kids (and some adults) loved it! :) Very hot day and most people's paint stayed on very nicely. A lot of cute custom designs were created for everyone! Would highly recommend!

V's Creative Entertainment
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Autumn V.
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We hosted a small New Years party. We had about 15 adults and 7 kids. Vallen was fantastic and let our guests be very creative with how they wanted their faces decorated! She is a great artist and was a lot of fun to have at our party. We will hire again for sure!

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Tracy's Fun Face Paintings!
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn W.
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Tracy was wonderful and I plan on booking her again. She is professional, punctual, and a great artist. Her prices are very fair.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
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Wina was above and beyond AMAZING! Not only is she an artist (really detailed, talented, artwork of all sorts) she spoke to every child as if they were King/Queen of the day! She sat for 4 straight hours in one spot with a line and never wavered!!! Truly made every child feel special when it was their turn. I would hire her again and again and I will!

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Ryan's Fine Murals
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tara A.
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I hired Ryan to create 5 custom paintings for my home. She collaborated with my interior designer to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to compliment each room. Ryan's versatility enabled me to have unique and different styles and sizes to match the decor of each space. Her color mixing is extraordinary! My experience with Ryan was stress-free! She is professional, accommodating and listened to what my needs were. I highly recommend and it was a pleasure doing business with her. Very talented, high quality, and absolutely will call again for my next project!

Artistic Expressions by Lisa
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Delilah M.
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Lisa was amazing, she was punctual, very polite, & great makeup artist. She help make my son's first birthday very special; my guests enjoyed her especially the kids! I definitely recommend her & would have her back! Sincerely Delilah and birthday boy Gabriel Moreno. 3.22.14 my son party was at the purple monkey playroom.

Laine Too
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Our artist was outstanding! Very engaging with our young group and even had our adults lining up for custom designs! Will gladly recommend to friends and family for future events! Thank you for making our daughter's 11th birthday so special!

Makeup by Jacquee
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela G.
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I had the very best experience with Jacquee doing my makeup on my wedding day. The night before my wedding day, the salon I was having her meet me at changed the times. Jacquee was extremely flexible and worked with my sudden change of plans. She was able to travel to two locations for me and my wedding party. Also, I was very rushed on my wedding day because my hair ran later than expected. Jacquee had to do my makeup extremely quick due to the time restraint and it turned out absolutely breathtaking! I was overly pleased with the results and highly recommend her to anyone. Jacquee is very good at doing makeup and she was able to cover up some scars I had and birthmarks on my arms. And when I wasn't sure what colors I wanted or how I wanted the makeup to look like, Jacquee was able to make the decision for me! I felt absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day and it honestly was all because of my makeup and Jacquee! And finally, Jacquee is such a sweet woman and I cannot wait for her to do my makeup again in the future. I've had a lot of people do my makeup in the past, and Jacquee is hands down the best makeup artist! You will have a great experience and you will be blown away by her talent. Again, I highly recommend her and if you're reading this, give her a call! Jacquee is talented, flexible, patient, understanding, and very timely and organized. Thanks for making me gorgeous on my wedding day Jacquee! I REALLY appreciate all your help! Sincerely, Pamela A. Groen

T-N-T Artistry, Inc.
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Anissa J.
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She was an amazing makeup artist. She came in and helped me figure everything out. I am unexperienced with makeup, and she helped me figure out what would work out with my prom dress. I really appreciate her time. She was very prompt and on time and made me very comfortable as well. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat.

Pastel Zenna
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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I contacted Zenna very last minute to do a Henna party for my daughter's 13th birthday. She was readily available and easy to coordinate scheduling with. Her mehndi designs were authentic and beautiful. I highly endorse here and her work for any of your henna/party needs.

AyesHenna
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ankita S.
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She was a great artist. She started off by coming early, and then she waited time for us since we were not done. Her designs were very nice and she worked very efficiently. Would definitely hire again

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BOUNCE 'N' CELEBRATIONS
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Curtis B.
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Mr. Bodnar of Bounce 'n' Celebrations was hired as a balloon artist and glitter tattoo artist and he was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! Hundreds of kids attended our event and he was one of the highlights. Everyone was impressed by his work and we will definitely be using his services again in the future. His glitter tattoo work is second to none! PLEASE BOOK HIM if you are looking to add an extraordinary element to your function!

  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Teri P.
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She is the nicest person ever, makes you very comfortable, creative, amazing artist. No regrets:)))))(

Anita D.
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AMAZING!!!!! She is not a face painter, she is an artist. There are not many people that do the type of face painting that she does. She truly had a gift. She does some outstanding balloon art also. She quickly creates masterpieces for the kids. She also made Wonder Woman balloon candy cups for a Ladies Night event at my office. Big hit! I have used her for several of my office events. She is great with kids! I will never use anyone else!

Fanciful Faces
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Star E.
    Verified review

    Chantal is FANtastic! She is one of the most talented artists that I know. Chantal is very reliable and adds so much to each of our events. I feel she is the best face painter around and continues to impress me with her skills. The crowds line up to get a chance to see her work and I've always received a positive response for her services. We love Chantal at StarEvents and look forward to working with her for many years to come.

    CBillustration
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Jane B.
    Verified review

    CBillustration is an incredible artist and an amazing collaborator. Every time I need artwork done for a film or project I'm doing, I wouldn't dream of going to anyone else. His work is vivid, sharp, beautiful and evocative. I simply cannot recommend him highly enough.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Shira C.
    Verified review

    A pleasure to work with. On time, fast and very talented. Would definitely hire them again! Thank you, Shira

    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Crystal C.
    Verified review

    Very likable and professional. I love the work he did!

    www.justcatportraits.com

    New To Thumbtack

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am a fine artist currently doing portraits of cats for customers.(Have done one dog!) I have been doing portraiture for about 35 years. I have been volunteering at two no-kill cat shelters in Chicago for more than seven years, and this came as a natural progression. I have learned how gorgeous each and every animal truly is, by drawing them.

    About

    Hello! My name is Kristel Becares, and I am a Chicago based illustrator and fine artist. I study at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and have been making art for over 10 years. I specialize in graphite/charcoal, acrylic, ink, and colored pencil, but I've had a lot of experience with watercolor and pastels as well. My portfolio consists of portraits, life drawings, still lifes, and illustrations in different styles and mediums. I've worked on a lot of independent projects, but I would love more experience in working with commissions, group projects, and collaborations. Whether you are looking for someone to design a book cover/album cover, a portrait of your dog, a landscape painting to hang in your bathroom, an illustration of favorite superhero, or even a tattoo design, I am open to all requests and ideas and will put my heart and soul into each project.

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