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Changing Lanes: From Pharmaceuticals to Body Painting

In this article from Boston University Today, Diane Spadola describes her painting process, how the art of body painting is perceived, and collaborating with models and photographers. The article includes a video of Diane at work.

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Watch the video on YouTube

Pin-Up Girl

Diane painted a pin-up girl on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas, October 28-November 7, 2010.

Join Diane on the Oasis of the Seas on May 21, 2011 for the Eastern Caribbean cruise and get your fantasy makeup for Formal Night!

Monsters Ball

Diane painted for the video promo for the 2010 Monsters Ball in New York City.

The ball, sponsored by HourBlock Entertainment and Why Inc., is billed as the tri-state’s largest Halloween event. Pam and Kristine painted up the lovely bottle servers at the party itself. (Come back soon to see more photos.)


Bella Faccia was pleased to “decorate” 16 models for a private birthday party in NYC. Won’t the guest of honor be pleased at his new “teammates”? Clearly he loves his basketball!

New York City’s Finest

On Halloween, our artists were pleased to present their version of New York City’s finest with this great police officer costume at a private party. Painted by Pam, Jessica was only to happy to give citations to anyone not having a good time.

Professional Greeters

Artistry by Diane Spadola and Crystal Klein

How could you lose at Casino Night with these lovelies to wish you good luck?

Consider these “dealers” to meet and greet your guests. Saint Katie and Meredith are ready to wish good luck to any player at a private party.

Meet the Breeds

Living Canvas Creations appeared with Bella Faccia face painting in October 2009 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York for “Meet the Breeds,” the world’s largest showcase of dogs and cats in one location.

Artistry by Crystal and Vicki Klein, Pam Mendel, and Diane Spadola

Courtesy Gothamist LLC

Turtle Back Zoo

Presentation of body-painted models to match the new carousel at Turtle Back Zoo, an Essex Park Commission attraction, West Orange, New Jersey.

Artistry by Crystal, Vicki and Nicole Klein

This event was coordinated by the International Special Event Society or northern New Jersey.

“Great body of work...”

“I’m amazed that body painting can be so deceiving”

“Powerful form of attracting attention”