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Face Painting, Body Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Special Fx Makeupner

Hello! I'm Julie Corbett.  I'm the owner and primary artist of The Gilded Cat and I love painting people!
I've been providing high-end, beautiful face and body painting in the Portland area since 2010. I love taking something as simple as face paint and creating memories for you and your family or for a special event.
I'm often asked, "How did you get into this?" 
As a teen, I started working with haunted houses in Miami, FL, and learned about special effects makeup. I then discovered face and body painting. I taught myself as well as took classes from well-known professionals in the industry and even completed a body painting certification. From there, it's morphed into its own colorful career.
I have been working with children my whole life: from volunteering with children's museums to teaching science in Portland Public schools, and coaching swim lessons (Go Stingrays!). I currently divide my time between my family including two kiddos, my garden, cooking, traveling, my two mischievous cats, and my other career as an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Besides beautiful painting and wow-factor designs, I prioritize safety* and cleanliness. Let our skin-safe, washable makeup transform you or your guests back to a time of fairy tales, imagination, and wonder without worrying about unsafe products like craft paint.
We regularly hear "This is the BEST face painting we've ever seen!"

The Gilded Cat and the artists we contract use only FDA-compliant, hypoallergenic products. We're also fully insured. 
Our clients include:
  • NBC's Grimm (TV show)
  • Hollywood Theater
  • Portland Timbers
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Self Enhancement, Inc
  • Historic Parkrose Neighborhood
  • Lewis Garden Elementary
  • Laurelhurst Elementary
  • Buckman Elementary
  • Prescott Elementary
  • Boise-Eliot Humboldt Elementary
  • Beaverton High School
  • Hayhurst Elementary
  • Carver School
  • Kumon Knowledge Center
  • CCLI
  • CH2M Hill
  • Cloud City Photography
  • FotoDoor Photography
  • Through the Looking Glass Photography
  • Dien Lai Photography
  • Swanson Studio
  • Columbia Distributing
  • SDS Lumber
  • Dash for Kids
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kind Snacks
  • McGee Company
  • Molly's Fund / Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus
  • NW Kidney Kids, Inc
  • West Chiropractic
  • Neil Kelly
  • Portland Festival Symphony
  • Oregon Greyhound Rescue
  • DoveLewis
  • Strutt Your Mutt
  • Rivermark Credit Union
  • Sprout Pediatric Dentistry
  • Swift Interactive
  • Tamale Boy
  • Vie de Boheme
  • Wendy's Restaurant
  • Wilsonville Kiwanis & Wilsonville Farmer's Market
  • Rose City Mortgage
  • Portland Audubon
  • Smile Oregon
Fairs & Festivals where you may have seen us over the past decade: Mississippi Stree Fair, Clinton-Division Street Fair, Alberta Street Fair, Belmont Street Fair, Pride Northwest, Hamburger Mary's Pride, First Thursday, Last Thursday, OryCon, HowlCon, and more!
Painting a person's back

Painting for Grimm was so fun!

Face painting of a tiger

Gallery show for Swanson Studio

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