Kate 'Monroe' Groves
Multi Award winning Professional Face & Body Painter, Creative Makeup Artist, Mural and Scenic Artist, Airbrush Artist, Education & Training
Art is something that is ingrained within me and has always been at the forefront of my passion and ambition.
From a young age I have fond memories of spending all of my time drawing, painting and creating, which then developed into a love for web design and graphics as a teen.
Throughout college, I took a slightly different route studying Music Technology, but this introduced me to another world as I became enthralled with live music and band photography; a set of skills that are more important now than ever to capture a moment in time with the temporary nature of face & body art.
It was at a time where I found myself at a loss of direction that I found myself working at a local zoo; the animals provided both tranquility and inspiration. Through what seems like fate, this then ultimately introduced me to the fabulous and colourful world of face painting.
Since then, I feel like I have truly found my calling, winning numerous awards along the way and building a strong reputation within the UK Face Painting & Body Art industry.My skills have also been easily transferred over the years from people to 8ft high walls with an array of mural and scenic work both domestic and at themed immersive attractions and events to help add an extra sense of magic and escapism.