Now local to South Florida, Jay Bautista got his start in the industry in 2000 at Enjoy Your Face, Inc. painting faces in the Orlando theme parks such as Universal Studios and Disney World. From there he gravitated towards working events in nightclubs where he first got introduced to body painting.
In 2001, he started a production company called Euphoric Productions, Inc. a painting company, which he sold in 2008. BodyPaint RockStars followed after that which was a web based community of face and body artists alike. Now Jay enjoys working for himself and doing what he loves to do, which is sharing his art.
In 2011 Jay was asked to be an instructor at FABAIC, Face and Body Art International Convention. Since then, Jay has been asked back to FABAIC for multiple years in a row and has instructed at FPBA in Las Vegas, NV; East Coast Convention in Hartford, CT and Kapital Kidvention in Washington, D.C. He has travelled internationally sharing his art in Gibraltar, Spain, Italy, France, Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, Trinidad, Japan and Australia.
Jay continues to paint locally and abroad and is always learning how to hone his skills to stay a cut above the rest.
In 2012, he was asked to join a team of elite makeup artists overseas in Hong Kong. In 2014 Jay was asked to be a Makeup Lead for the overseas artists and continues to grow in special effects makeup. He continues traveling and teaching throughout the United States and overseas.
Jay and his elite team now reside in South Florida and can be booked for private events, public events, conventions, trades shows, parties as well as workshops. The team has a broad assortment of skills ranging from face and body painting to airbrush tattoos, tshirts, special fx.
Feel free to contact Jay and his team here.
Featured Artist Tabitha Anna
Tabitha is a world travelled artist and is the lead makeup in the company. Her talents extend from makeup to airbrush artistry, prosthetic application, wig and hair work. She has worked on several film and commercial productions in the Florida area. With nearly a decade of experience, she continues to grow as an artist and as an overseas professional working in Ocean Park Hong Kong for their annual Halloween Event. Currently, Tabitha may be seen on FABATV.com introducing her makeup artistry to the world. For private bookings for hair and makeup please visit her site here.