About Val and Deidre
Val and Deidre are a mother/daughter team. Being creative is a vital part of both our lives and brings us great joy! We are often asked how long we have been face painting and the answer is since 2007. Val started the business and Deidre joined in.
When face painting was introduced to us, we were intrigued and enchanted with the possibilities and delights of creating artwork on canvases that were all around us, ready, willing and smiling. We tell people all the time that we really love our job. Being able to make a child feel special, important, unique and beautiful is a treasure. Our hope is that each will have unexpected joy in their created design.
Val was able to attend Bodyssey in August, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta. This was a Face And Body Extravaganza! Many world class Face and Body Artists attended and Val was able to learn from some of the best teachers, such as Mark Reid, Jinny, Lucie Brouillard, Erika Harrison, Lea Selley, and more. We look forward to more conventions as we have always loved to learn!
A favorite part of the job is when Val’s husband attends. He is driver, brush washer, organizer, bag carrier, and the one who feeds and encourages and loves us through it all. We are so thankful for him. He is a teacher and loves to visit both the parents and kids as we get into the painting 'zone' and do our art, focusing on the faces in front of us.
So thanks to everyone who hires us and allows us the privilege of letting us use your skin as our canvas. You bring us joy and we hope Joyful Face Painting brings joy to you!
About Our Team
Joyful Face Painting has given us the chance to give others an opportunity to creatively paint. We have trained others to both paint and apply glitter tattoos. Now they can join us on larger events or go out on their own spreading creativity and joy even further. We work hard to create beautiful faces quickly. When you hire Joyful Face Painting you will hire someone trained and ready to paint wonderful faces in a safe and fun way. They will be courteous, caring, and love their jobs. Give us a call!
Thank you so much for literally making Lucas's birthday party a success!!!!
I can't tell you what it meant to Ben and I to have you do all those kids!!
Even after painting faces all day you still kept it going for us at our party, honestly ...THANK YOU!!
We had to spend the night at the Stollery again, because our youngest, Gabriel, is ill again, but Lucas was such a trooper still talking about how he loved his face painting!!! To see him happy and just content that his party was fun made everything else "doable".
Now once Gabriel gets over his hurdles and gets bigger I hope you don't mind but I will be calling on you to make his day special too!!!
Val, it takes a special person to do what you do. I admire that in you.
Special thank you from the whole Gang!!
— Ben, Sia, Lucas & Gabriel
Dear Miss Joyful Face Painter,
Your amazing face painting is always the highlight of the birthday party. We feel blessed to have had you attend both our daughters' birthday parties and as we expected; your artwork on the faces was the best part and a very memorable part of our celebrations.
We are sure to pass your name along and look forward to having you come out to celebrate with us again.
Thank you again for sharing your talents.
— Michelle Levasseur
Joyful Face Painting has been a huge hit at our event over the past 2 years. Val and her team have done an incredible job of making many children giggle with delight at their amazing art work. Her designs are highly creative and she works quickly and paints beautifully with a steady hand. I would highly recommend Joyful Face Painting!
— Pam Loeppky
Director of Children's Ministry
St. Albert Alliance Church
Dance Soul has had wonderful experiences with Joyful Face Painting. We can rely on Val to be on time and she is great with the kids! It is a highlight of our Holiday Spectacular show to have Val paint the kids' faces or give them glitter tattoos. The parents love it and the kids beam from ear to ear proudly showing off their new body art. We hope to have Joyful Face Painting at our events for years to come.
— Priscilla Campos
Owner Dance Soul Inc.
I have had Val and the Joyful Face Painting crew perform their artistic talents at all my daughters' birthday parties. My family and all the attendees enjoyed and delighted with their unique and fun face painting talents. I greatly value their friendliness, punctuality, and of course their talents. My family own a business and we believe and find that clear and honest communication and accountability are the two most important elements that make a customer happy ... and Joyful Face Painting does just that! I would and do recommend Val and her Joyful Face Painting crew to anyone and everyone planning any type of event.
— Virginia Duran