Welcome; my name is Emily Hills and creative, performing art is my passion. I have been a makeup artist for the better part of a decade now and consider it my personal and professional path in life. Coming from a theatrical family, I feel it is my DNA for success in such a business.
I started designing make-up for plays in high school as a part of the ClaytonArts Academy and entering design competitions at Oholone College with award winning designs. I wrote, directed and designed my own play, “Switcheroo”, while at ClaytonArts as well. It was so well received it was picked up by a local theatre group and produced at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. In community college I designed some of my favorite shows flexing my imagination muscles and bringing fairies both evil and benevolent to life; transforming young college kids into creatures from wonderland!
Since then I have worked as a professional freelance face painter, full time face painter/henna artist for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and a professional makeup designer for several theater companies. Most recently Poison Apple Productions & Pittsburg Community Theater. I have been contracted by the Concord Fire Department to assist them with my realistic gore make-up for trainings. As a photographer I have designed a number of themed photo-shoots which combines my love of design and photography together.
I love getting my hands dirty and bringing the things that I see in my imagination to full life in 3D. The magic makeup can do is awe inspiring. There are few things that I do in life that I could do constantly and never be tired of, makeup is one of them.
I am available professionally for your event or theatrical production. This includes face-painting for your child’s party, a face-painting booth at your event, designer for your theatrical production, make-up artist for your themed events, and make-up for your wedding, graduation or special occasion. I can also do photography for your head-shots, and most events; including my favorite – themed events.
Please contact me with your interests and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Please understand that fees are dependent on the scope of the project so cannot be listed on this website, but we can talk about that later. Feel free to look though my gallery of photos to see exactly what I can bring to your event or show.