Eva Rinaldi, founder and director, Human Statue Body
Art - 3rd February 2006
Statue Bodyart Human
the tradition of Media Man, we interview one of Australia's
greatest creative artists, make-up and body painter
entrepreneur, the wonderfully talented and multi-award
winning Eva Rinaldi.
What is your background?
was born in Italy, came to Australia when I was 3
years old and grew up in Leichhardt. My family is
pretty huge family 3 brothers and 3 sisters if it
wasn't for them I would have grown up pretty lonely.
have been through a lot of ups and downs in the last
few years; it's all been an incredible learning experience
have really learned who is always there for me, supporting
me, my parents, my sisters and brothers, and the rest
of my family who love me through good and bad.
have a much deeper appreciation of them, their strength
is my strength. I've learned you don't grow when things
are good. You really grow in the tough times.
you get hurt life gets very real, and then you have
to stop and put the world back into focus. I am glad
I was forced to do that this year.
Love People and art, so makeup is like coming home
like a craft.
did you realise you were really onto something with
realized I was onto something with body paint when
I we first launched our makeup arts festival in 2005.
the biggest compliment you have ever received?
biggest compliment that I would receive is when I
see my work published in magazines and people still
remember the issue and they compliment you in the
can people see you are your academy?
Academy open days are Monday to Saturday. Our courses
are very affordable courses are $275 and run 10.00am
till 4.00pm Saturdays. There are no hidden fees all
makeup is included.
makes a good makeup artist?
of work experience in the industry. I am still learning
everyday and jump at every opportunity even if it's
don't believe in expensive makeup with all brandings.
I believe all makeup is the same and is packaged differently;
you don't have to use expensive makeup. The cheap
makeup is just as good.
are some of the highlights of your wonderful career?
highlights have been working on many films, publishing
houses, beautiful models and actors.
I do to relax?
riding in the country, clay target shooting. I would
love to retire on a huge acreage someday with plenty
of sheep and cattle.
is the best body paint artist you know, other than
best body paint artists that I have known would have
to be Sahra Bull she recently won the body paint competition
in Boden and also won the Fantasy Category at the
Australian 2005 Makeup artist festival, she is incredibly
beauty for us?
. a passionate kiss with someone you
love, Colors, bright bold ones.
is my Philosophy?
is healing whether we are observing nature, art
or enhancing someone's inner beauty with makeup.
"True Beauty Comes Within".
Red, I luuuv Red. Every season I gravitate towards
a different colour. Green seems to be the colour for
me now, but Red excites me.
for the fabulous style of makeup and design for that
film. I can watch a really boring movie if there is
a beautiful woman with beautiful makeup.
movie star I wish I could have met?
Monroe I have always been mesmerized by her. And Jerry
.He is so funny.
favourite place on earth?
ever I am right now, whenever I am not travelling.
you go, go with all your heart.
note: Eva is one of the most talented and creative
people we have ever interviewed, and deserves all
of the success she is currently enjoying.
The Arts and Creatives
Sydney Body Paint Bike Ride (leading the pack)
Tentative upcoming appearances
The Sydney Morning Herald
Live To Ride