John Jones and Wayne Goldson make top 20 at the World Bodypaint Festival

Award-winning body artist, John Jones and his partner Wayne Goldson, have been named the 16th best body paint artists in the world, after their appearance at the World Bodypaint Festival in Austria.

John, who is an events coordinator, teamed up with fellow colleague and local artist Wayne, and together they created the ‘Supernova Alien’, based on the ‘Galactic Zoo’ theme.

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Earlier in the year, John and Wayne facilitated a workshop at Printworks Campus for Leeds City College’s staff development. They are now set to hold a number of student workshops to share their knowledge and experiences with those studying Creative Arts Theatrical Costume & Makeup and Hair & Beauty Media Makeup.

“We will be delivering our own workshops to teach foam costume making and special effects makeup and welcome all those wanting to learn to get in touch,” John said.

John, who took up body painting four years ago, has painted bodies all over the UK and in Australia. In 2018, he was awarded the people’s choice award and competition runner-up at the Gibraltar Face & Bodypainting Festival.

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