Where do we start with Maria… ? Even the wheels of her make up case sparkle….
And she had only been here at CBMA for the day when a petition started to keep her forever…someone even suggested locking her in the cupboard under the stairs.
Maria was a student at CBMA way back in 2008 (we’re working on the blue plaque now – in face paint obviously) and after finishing her course she started working the next day, as a trainee at the Barbican Theatre…and never stopped from there.
It must be her ‘animal magnetism’ …Maria was a student at CBMA way back in 2008 (we’re working on the blue plaque now – in face paint obviously) and after finishing her course she started working the next day, as a trainee at the Barbican Theatre…and never stopped from there.
In her ‘spare time’ (or, as the rest of us call it ‘night time’) she began face painting on herself, her family being painters that go back generations) and the rest is history.
Her pictures of Jack Nicholson went viral and suddenly she was World famous…Sky TV wanted her, Philip Schofield and Eamonn Holmes were fighting over her, and now she’s in very great demand.
Having an artistic background, Maria slowly began to realise that with fine art skills she could incorporate this in her makeup artist skills. It seemed natural to her to begin painting her face. This led on to creating 3D effect painting using makeup.
By recreating iconic people she has put pressure on herself as people as famous as Nelson Mandela and “Here’s Johnny!” Jack Nicholson; she has clearly set the bar high for herself.
She has not only carved a great career for herself as a makeup artist in illusion but she has also worked on BBC dramas and in Theatre.
Add two children and a family business to the mix and it is hard not to be impressed with all that Maria has achieved since leaving our make up school.
So, maybe we will lock her under the stairs…mean while check out her website: http://www.mariamaloneguerbaa.com
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The CB*MA Team