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Without your support, we wouldn't be here today.

So Thank You for choosing us

 
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"I have hired Rhi and Mary for nearly 10 years now for events and all-sorts, their work is second to none, my customers always rave about the services when we have them and they are just really cool humans to work with - love everything they do! Highly recommend!"

Gilligan's Backpackers Hostel - Client of 10 years, Facebook Review, 2018.

RHIANNON JOHNSON

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"Rhiannon did a belly paint for us and it turned out absolutely fantastic. We loved it! She also ended up painting a huge beautiful canvas for our daughter's nursery with an amazing rainforest setting. She's a great artist. It's my daughter's favourite thing to look at in the morning now. We can highly recommend her."

Maternity Belly Paint Client, Port Douglas, Facebook Review, 2018.

SABRINA STOCK

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I would like to recommend Maryanne Popovic of ‘TheFacePainters’ with regards to her performance last Sunday at the Cairns Mosque Open Day. Although the scope of work was very challenging in regard to schedule and number of people attending; Maryanne, singlehandedly, did an amazing work in engaging and entertaining the children and adults with her artwork. Here’s a quick summary of key highlights of her professionalism and skills:
Rapport with the customers: She was very patients with all the kids, smiling and chatting with them throughout the event.
Face painting: Her designs were well chosen and appropriate for this multi-cultural event, thereby attracting more people to use her service on the day.
Balloon making: Children learn better when they actually make things. The balloon making activity at the mosque not only created an atmosphere for peace and reconciliation but also helped in the development of the gross motor skills for the smaller kids and special needs children.
Games: Children were also kept busy with games such as Jenga, Connect Four and Bean Toss
Charity work: Her free service on the day was an unexpected offer of goodwill, demonstrating her commitment to investing in Cairns diverse Community. It was heartwarming to see her donate all of her time and resources to the Cairns Mosque in the wake of NZ atrocities to help heal a community and restore faith in humanity at a local level.
Environment-friendly: TheFacePainters uses eco-friendly resources, thereby reducing the carbon footprint. The children were taught about the importance of recycling and protecting the environment while having fun creating artworks.
Maryanne’s service will definitely be used again by members of our community, and we can highly recommend her for any opportunity that you have available. She is well suited to the challenges it provides as she is a talented and resourceful woman. We wish her all the best.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone should you require additional information.

Muslim Community Leader, Cairns Islamic Society & Mosque, Written Recommendation, 2019.

WASEEM JAPPIE

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This recommendation comes highly for Maryanne Popovic & Rhiannon Popovic of The Face Painters, Body Artists and Balloon Benders, as Children’s Entertainers and Educators, for event, after AFL Cairns has had a three-year working partnership with them.


AFL Cairns hired the organisation to provide entertainment for children at Cazalys Stadium for the Toyota AFL Premiership match of the Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Suns game held in Cairns in 2016. In attendance to the match was over 9,500 that attracted a crowd of various ages and demographics that the organisations catered to with ease. Maryanne and Rhiannon work patiently and can instil peace and harmony to the children through entertainment, which brings added value to the event. Entertainment of this sort has many benefits to our event; it heightens spirits, creates a fun atmosphere and creates engagement and a memorable photographic experience for all involved.
Maryanne and Rhiannon have a great work ethic, are very honest, professional, reliable and capable entertainers.


The interaction and entertainment go beyond face painting as they often incorporate the children into their work by allowing them to learn some new skills and express their creativity through ballooning or painting. The children and parents get to learn the language of ballooning while testing their fine and gross motor skills making their own balloon animals to keep. This is a great experience, when children physically see what they can accomplish in just a few minutes.


Most recently Maryanne & Rhiannon have offered help to our AFL community by donating a gift voucher and toy prizes to help assist in fundraising for local AFL Club Pyramid Power who’s building was vandalised. Maryanne is also kindly donating her time to entertain at our upcoming fundraising event, in effort to further raise funds to help the club rebuild. This voluntary involvement helps restore faith in communities like ours at a local level.


Maryanne and Rhiannon are a very talented pair of entertainers, and I have no hesitation recommending their company, The Face Painters, Body Artists & Balloon Benders. I believe they would be a fantastic addition to any event; expanding not only on a child’s social and emotional development, but also speech and language development, motor skills and their problem solving.

 AFL Cairns Events, Marketing & Communication, Written Recommendation, 2019

JANE CLARKE

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"Maryanne is an amazing artist with a depth of knowledge and talent stretching from high speed face painting for football crowds to pedestrian stopping 3D full body painting promoting businesses.
If you want to to stand out from the crowd in your promotions for either photo shoots or live promotions Maryanne will give you a unique and attention grabbing result. I have to admit balloon creations were not something I was drawn to, however this changed. I had a serious accident 2 days before Christmas and arrived at Cairns Base Hospital which was the start of what was to be a 15 week hospital recovery.
Maryanne delivered a life sized Father Christmas, accompanied by a floating Bambi deer on a tether. Every morning for the next week I woke to Father Christmas silently watching over me, giving me the thumbs up sign, and allowing me to start each day with a big smile.
When Father Christmas could no longer "get it up" he was replace by with a bunch of blue and silver helium balloons with snowflake motifs on them. It was hot and one of the nurses who did not have air-conditioning at home told me, when she woke sweating in the middle of the night she just think of my cool balloons to drift back to sleep in no time."

Corporate Client at The Space, Google Review, 2018.

DAVID BURSTON

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"So talented, as well as friendly and professional. Can’t recommend them highly enough!"

Body Paint Client, Facebook Review, 2018.

ANGELA HENDERSON

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"Wow wow wow! These girls are amazing artists. They think outside the box and create great masterpieces. I was just blown away it was so unbelievable.The Face painting was too good to wash off.The Balloon Sculptures are like nothing I could have ever imagined before. You guys are so talented.I would highly recommend you to any party or special occasion. Worth every cent spent.Thank you for the enjoyment you bring to our lives."

Client, Facebook Review, 2018.

DELLENNY EKA

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"Made our banana trees for a show at JUTE. Excellent work."

Corporate Client, JUTE Theater Company, Cairns, Facebook Review, 2018.

SUELLEN MAUNDER

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"Five stars because everyone needs a bit of colour in their lives! I’ve been using these guys for years for birthday balloons and fun body paints! Definitly recommend these guys! Couldnt find a more professional, knowledgeable bunch when it comes to body painting and balloon bending! Never in my life have I seen such amazing balloon art! These guys are my go to for baby showers and birthdays!! You won’t get better service or quality of balloons! You name it, Mary Anne can make it! Definitely not your average balloon artists!"

Body Paint Client of 10 years, Facebook Review, 2018.

JARRAH BUCKINGHAM

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"I was amazed. Not just your average dog or sword balloon. These guys do anything from balloon fruit baskets to TMNT or giant structures like birthday cakes or crocodiles. You want different with the WOW factor. These guys are it! These guys were fantastic! Face painting, body painting and canvas. Beautiful artwork which ever u chose. Staff are friendly and experienced. Wonderful to work with. Thanks guys for making my event something to remember"

70th Birthday Client, Brisbane, Facebook Review, 2018

SUSAN GAVA

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"What amazing work such imagination. I’ve not seen such creation anywhere else. The look on kids faces when they receive on of their balloons is great. What can I say other than absolutely outstanding work and friendly staff. They strive to produce their best and their artworks show that. Great work guys can’t wait to see more of your work in the future."

Client, Facebook Review, 2018

LYNETTE GOSLAN

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"These guys are absolutely lovely extremely friendly and great artist "

Children's Birthday Party Client, Google Review, 2017.

KILA NEWNHAM

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"Thank you Facepainters, your work is amazing see you next year!"

Corporate Event Clients, Atherton, Email Testimonial, 2016.

DENTAL ON LOUISE

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"Thank You. I'm very happy with it. You’re so talented!"

"AMAZING! I had a belly painting done when I was pregnant with my littlest addition to our family. My beautiful friend had organised Rhiannon as a baby shower present 💝 Rhiannon was so beautiful to sit with for the day as she painted a beautiful scene on my belly! All in the comfort of my own home! She has such an incredible talent! She’s also done some face painting work for my daughter she’s INCREDIBLE highly recommend for any event or just for fun! She’s professional, comfortable, affordable and just fantastic at what she does! Thank you"

"Maryanne and Rhiannon did some work for my baby shower. The balloon displays were absolutely beautiful. I honestly didn’t know you could do that sort of thing with balloons! They are both Professional, comfortable and affordable to deal with! All our guests were amazed by the balloon artwork and asking her where they can get some for their next event! Highly recommend will have these ladies booked later in the year for our babies birthdays! ❤️"

Rainforest Maternity Belly Painting. 2016.

CLAIRE HODGETTS

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"Thank You, This is Awesome, Merry Xmas"

Client from Babinda Taskforce Street Christmas Party. 2016.

PETER ANTHONY

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"...most organised face painters I ever seen! They had a name list they called in turn. Most times its 3 hour wait in line with yelling kids and grumpy parents killing each other. They still did however have a small incident with one lady who seemed to think she was first cause she wasn't told there was a list while she was standing in front of the 'do not queue here' sign..."

(Shared on Facebook) Parent attending Smithfield Shopping Center Easter Activities. 2016.

JOHN SHEPPARD

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"Dear the Facepainters, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: "Their work is amazing. They are World Body & Face Painting Finalists.Could not recommend them more highly ."Service Category: Face PaintingYear first hired: 2013Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative"

Lo-Price Cosmetics, Cairns. 2013.

ROBIN CLELAND

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"Hi Rhiannon, Thanks again for entertaining the children at our Welcome BBQ on Saturday. The kids really loved it and it was great to see some of the parents getting painted too. Also, Congratulations on the invitation to compete in the World Championships!!!!!  When are they happening?  I'm sure the local press will be covering your progress."

Anne Burnett, DCRC Coordinator. Feb 2011.

ANNE BURNETTE

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"Wonderful night with family, A big Thankyou to FacePainters, Awesome work, Hailee hissed like a cat until bed, n Kalan tried to scare the oldies on the way out. Cheers"

 Facebook, Cairns. 2014.

NATASHA ALLEY

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"Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You helped make my Hen's Party such a success. The girls have not stopped talking about their faces. It was really a special night thanks to you. 100% happy!!!"

Party Host. May 2011.

FIONA REID

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"To my favourite face painters! Amazing work as usual. The crowd loved it. Awesome job ladies! We got lots of positive feedback on the wonderful job you did at the community festival. Thank you very much for your hard work."

Events Coordinator: Sports & Recreation Services Department of Communities. Sep 2010.

GINA KNITTER

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"That is brilliant face painting"

Michelle Holmes, Facebook. 2014.

MICHELLE HOLMES

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"Thankyou Ladies once again for a great job. Our Defence Spouse Employment Expo went off without a hitch. Sorry for the run-around and thank you so much for the support you have provided throughout the past 12 months."

Defence Community Organisation, Family Liaison Officer. Mar 2011.

LIZ PRIDE

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"Thank you ever so much for entertaining the children at our meeting. We truly appreciate everything you have done to make it a very special evening for the children. The kids really loved the face painting and the balloons were quite spectacular too!"

RVTS Workshop & Clinical Teaching Visit Coordinator. Sep 2010.

DORIS BERGER

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"We have been coming to the Balaclava Hotel for years because my children insist on having their faces painted by the best Face Painter in town. There really is nobody else that can compare to your talent. You really are amazing, and you can see that when my children's eyes light up after each face paint. Thankyou for giving us many memorable moments over the past few years. "

Client, Oct 2010.

JACKIE BETTENS

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"OMG WE LOVE THEM!!!" Hello Kitty 21st balloon displays.

Cairns. 2014.

RETA DART

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"Wow you guys are amazing at body art and face painting. I got my arms and face painted and they're beautiful. Thank you" 

Client from Tanks Markets, Cairns, 2014.

SAMANTHA MULDERS

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"Nice to catch up with you today. Your artwork was really quite something. Our staff and customers have been talking about it days after the Community open day. I think the Northern Pride players got a little more than they bargained for with their faces painted also. It was very nice having you in attendance."

Area Manager, Queensland Country Credit Union, Earlville. Nov 2010.

DAVID SMITH

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"Great Job. The families staying at our holiday park really enjoyed the facepainting and entertainment each weekend over the Christmas holidays. And thank you for forwarding the CD of photos. We will print some for our "hall of fame".

Discovery Holiday Parks, Lark Tinaroo. Dec 2010.

ROSS & CINDY HATCHMAN

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"Thanks Rhiannon, we love working with your company. Truly professionals at what you do. Saw you in the paper last week also, well done!"
 

Indigenous Advisor: Sports & Recreation Services, Department of Communities. Dec 2010.

SHARON FINNAN OAM

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"What talented artists, they are world class!"

"Last year I learnt there was such a thing as a gender reveal party, I thought that was a little extravagant but this is next level! Another grandson on the way! Thank you to Jarrah for organising this lovely surprize and to Maryanne and Rhiannon for constructing this beautiful balloon Mumma 💜"

Client, Facebook Review, 2018.

CATE TEECE

Clients

 

From little things, big things grow.

Your investment keeps money in our local community. ​

Live Local = Think Local = Invest Local

Over the years we have had the pleasure of working with so many great local companies in Cairns as well as national and international companies. As local girls running a small business, we believe in supporting your "local". We have tried to include as many of our corporate clients and associates here as possible to say thank you for choosing The Face Painters and Body Artists for your event, as well as for your continued support.

 

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MAKE ART NOT WAR!

 

Just Some of Our Long List of Clients

Gilligans
Smithfield Shopping Centre
Yarrabah Shire Council
Wuchopperen Health Services
Mamu
Gurriny Yealmucka Health Service
TheSPACE Cairns
Cassowary Coast Council
Cairns Regional Council
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Event Cinemas
AJ Hackett
Salthouse Cairns
Balaclva Hotel
Edge Hill Tavern
Davis Cup
Tjapuaki Cairns
Centrals Football Club
Petbarn
RSPCA
Society Bar Cairns
Velvet Underground
Discovery Holiday Parks
Cairns Taipans
Defence Force Community
iga-leukaemia-day
DCRC
Food Works Kuranda
Vibe Bar Cairns
Smithfield Tavern
The Good Guys
ABC Learning Centre
Myers
Target
Stockland Carins
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Cairns Cabinet Works
Hear & Say Foundation
Autism
Variety
Lukemia Foundation
Cerebral Palsy Australia
TTNQ
Totally Work Wear
The Selvation Army
Australian Open
103.5 HOT FM
99.5 Sea FM
QLD Country Credit Union
Remote Vocational Training Scheme
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Gilligans
Smithfield Shopping Centre
Yarrabah Shire Council
Wuchopperen Health Services
Mamu
Gurriny Yealmucka Health Service
TheSPACE Cairns
Cassowary Coast Council
Cairns Regional Council
bunnings_logo1
Event Cinemas
AJ Hackett
Salthouse Cairns
Balaclva Hotel
Edge Hill Tavern
Davis Cup
Tjapuaki Cairns
Centrals Football Club
Petbarn
RSPCA
Society Bar Cairns
Velvet Underground
Discovery Holiday Parks
Cairns Taipans
Defence Force Community
iga-leukaemia-day
DCRC
Food Works Kuranda
Vibe Bar Cairns
Smithfield Tavern
The Good Guys
ABC Learning Centre
Myers
Target
Stockland Carins
cairns_post logo
Cairns Cabinet Works
Hear & Say Foundation
Autism
Variety
Lukemia Foundation
Cerebral Palsy Australia
TTNQ
Totally Work Wear
The Selvation Army
Australian Open
103.5 HOT FM
99.5 Sea FM
QLD Country Credit Union
Remote Vocational Training Scheme
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