Caricatures, face painting, silhouettes and costumed characters by Melissa "Gigi"*
Caricatures - Melissa has been a caricature artist for over 15 years, is a member of ISCA (International Association of Caricature Artists), a published cartoonist, artist, illustrator and designer. *Her husband Dan Almariei is also a caricaturist and they can offer two artists with different styles, studio pieces and combo packages.
Face Painting & Body Painting: Melissa uses professional face paints, fx make up and cosmetic grade supplies. Her face paints are FDA approved, hypoallergenic and she utilizes sanitary practices. Melissa is one of Royal Caribbeans featured face painters and has worked for clients such as Verizon, State Farm, Johnson & Johnson's and more.
Silhouette Artist: Melissa cuts beautiful matted portraits both quickly and eloquently.
Costumed Character: Melissa can portray a Princess, Mr. / Ms. Mouse, Fairy, Super Hero, Pirate, Caribbean Pirate, X-Woman, jedi, Power Rangerette, Monster Highschool, Retro, Pinup, Anime, Greek/Roman, Hawaiian, Hula and more. (Melissa is independent performer not affiliated with any character company, nor works for them nor represents them nor their opinions)
Melissa has worked for clients such as Captain Morgan, Caress, Pantene, MOSI, Busch Gardens, Ritz Carlton, Movico, MidAmerica Festivals, Hard Rock Casino and more. Melissa is a model and a trained dancer, has performed with troupes live at shows, events including the Hard Rock Casino, acted on national television, in plays and productions.
Melissa is friendly, professional, reliable, get along with persons on all levels and can be seen at festivals, conventions, shows and at various events. Melissa is background verified through in partnership with Gigmasters. Please contact her with any questions or for more information.
*Rates vary with hours, travel, number of artists and activity requested.