Monday, September 10, 2018

BASE Orlando: Beach Bash Body Paint Art Show

BASE Orlando founder, Mandi Ilene Schiff celebrated her birthday at the10th BASE show, at DRIP (8747 International Dr Suite 102, Orlando, Florida.) Painting for over a decade, BASE brings together the talents of renowned Face and Body Painter Mandi and Photographer Robert Johnston.

From humble beginnings of face painting at princess parties, Mandi was inspired to see the entire body as a canvas and potential work of art. Since then, she has won multiple face and body painting awards, painted across the state, on cruise ships and in the Bahamas and currently does face and body painting in Orlando. Mandi and her dynamic team now bring their work together at BASE Orlando for an imaginative experience unlike anything else. After her community of body painters spent years gathering in bars or homes to practice and exhibit their art, Mandi founded BASE in an effort to reach out to a wider audience and produce a complete art show. After many wildly successful events, Mandi and her team continue to offer visitors a remarkable experience through their one-of-a-kind collection of local artists and performers.

Over a dozen body paint artists came together to showcase their unique work and channel their inspiration for the Beach Bash Body Paint Art Show. BASE guests experienced live body painting while watching talented artists transform models into living works of art right before their eyes while getting the unique opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of professional body painting.

BASE attendees get up close and personal with live body art like nowhere else in Florida. While awaiting the final reveal of the body paint masterpieces, they can browse artist vending tables, enjoy food and bar specials and live entertainment from the area’s top burlesque acts, dancers and more. For me, it is always a great sketch opportunity. I have been sketching BASE events for years and the final creations always amaze and inspire.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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