Little Monsters Studio
by Monika Blichar
Meet Artist Kathleen Erickson from Little Monsters Studio!
A first time competitor, we are very excited to see what this Monster can do! Apart from having amazingly talented creative skills in face and body painting, Kat is also an accomplished visual artist creating unique pieces like custom paintings and growth charts for kids. We caught up with Kat and asked her a few questions about her experience as an artist in B.C. Here is what she had to say!
When did you start doing face/body painting?
I took a more serious approach to my painting when I turned 15 and being an artist; I was always experimenting creatively with my children and painting their faces. This helped me transition into starting Little Monsters Studio three years ago.
Your family and work seem to blend together. How have your kids helped you with your inspiration for your business?
I find with maturity, I sometimes start to take a more scientific approach to my art. So having children helps to keep my art especially my body art & face painting fresh & unconventional.
My children & their friends always want their faces painted and it makes for great family outings like going to the Vancouver Zombie Walk or getting painted for a Seahawks game with my husband.
This is the first time you are competing in Art World Expo body painting competition. What are you looking forward to the most as a first time competitor?
The competitive nature of any competition will only help me to improve in my craft and with my confidence. But what I’m really looking forward to is being surrounded by so many exceptional artists and talented people. Just being part of this contagious atmosphere and networking with my peers, will be stimulating enough. Then there’s all the great art.
What kinds of services and merchandise do you offer the public?
Face painting & body art are my primary sources of income, but I also sell my paintings and growth charts. During the month of October, I open up my studio to work on big Halloween projects for costume competitions and parties.
What is your biggest dream regarding your art and business?
My goal is to be able to support my self enough, so I am able to continue to focus on projects that I love. I adore body art and especially the Halloween spirit and just being able to continue to grow in this realm would be ideal.
Welcome to the show Kat! Wishing you good luck!
For more information about Little Monsters Studio, please visit Kat and her troop on her Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/littlemonstersstudio?ref=br_tf