My Work
Customers of my make-up services and training:        
"I think your creativity is amazing - thank you for helping make Katie's birthday special!" Julie,
Katie's Mom (a repeat customer)

"I would absolutely recommend Shannon Fennell to any group... amazing designs & creative
Jamie from EnCana

"...Always the most popular event at our Christmas party" Wade from Weyerhaeuser

"Excellent work and happy patrons" Cheryl at Grizfest

"The participants of your workshop were thrilled with the course you gave them!  Quite a few of the
students have volunteered at local events throughout town!"
Deb in Dawson Creek

"Kept all the kids happy and entertained.  Well worth inviting to a party.  Keep up the great work."
Jaime from Canadian Natural Resources

"Thought your whole presentation was wonderful.  Thank you so much for the great day." Elaine in
Tumbler Ridge (workshop participant)

"Shannon is a vibrant and enthusiastic teacher who very obviously enjoys her craft and is a
pleasure to study under."
Nina in Plymouth, UK (workshop participant)
Purchasers of my books and retail products:

"Shannon's CD takes a lot of the pain out of the business side, for those artistic types that scare
easy.  She has a model release, an invoice, contracts, marketing ideas etc. and super step by
steps.  She also has her ever popular "What's your time worth?" An invaluable tool for people that
do pay per face or just trying to do your taxes!  She has fantastic articles, my favorite I think is "Not
another butterfly!" What took you so long?  PS it's a great bargain!"
Paula Moors, California, USA

"I just read Shannon's book and it was invaluable to me as a beginner.  I appreciated the great
instructions and tips.  I'm painting any face I can get my hands on."
Denise Morrison on Facepaint
HQ on Google Groups

"I finally got your book and I love it... I really like the advice at the start.  Your book is such a
quantum leap from those old books.  I hope we see more from you in the future."
Maree, Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia

"I bought Shannon's book Your Face or Mine.  It was actually the first "how to" book I payed mulla
for.  I have to say I LOVE IT! If you are going to invest and are a high volume painter or just want to
have some easy faces that look pro, I highly recommend it.  Her ability to optimize a minimal
amount of detail is astounding. Honestly, if you want some good solid fast crowd pleasing
foundation faces go buy it!"
Toni Bruce, Monster Princess Art, Corning, California

"I have both of your Designs & Templates CDs! Not only have the business forms helped me
organize and grow ColorWhims, but,  1) By adapting your marketing materials, my calendar
already has 2 booked events per month for next year!  2) The awesome techniques, step-by-steps
and design sheets teach me to see new ways of finding my own style!  3) I find myself reading and
re-reading the articles!  4) Full of ideas!  The best resource out there for the value!  5) I invested
pennies for "On-The-Job" experience!  Thanks Shannon, My customers are very impressed and
well taken care of!"   
 Marisa G., ColorWhims, Oahu, Hawaii
My fellow make-up artists, face and body painters:

"I think the "Your Face or Mine" book by Shannon is the best all around learning book currently in
the market because there are clear instructions, within the grasp of a beginner and flat out fun
Gary Cole, Snazaroo USA Inc.

"... brilliant..that dragon got my vote.  It is one thing to paint an intricate design on the face but to
continue it perfectly 360 is hard..."
Lynne Jamieson, Australia

"If I had 1/10th of your talent, I would be doing the happy dance for the rest of my life." Carol
Turman, US

"You are AWESOME!!!!!!!!" Cindy Trusty, US

"I am so inspired by your work.  The detail and originality of your designs is mind blowing."
Pick, UK

"It is amazing how you wrap an idea around a face and make the face seem like a limitless
canvas... Your ability to excel in a variety of styles impresses me."
Nancye Eidson, US

"I stand in awe of Lynne Jamieon and Shannon... If I hadn't seen their work, I would never be able
to offer face painting never seen before by my customers!  Keep up the high standards, and I'll
keep following!"
Surina Botha, South Africa
What People Say About Me
Relay for Life Body Painting
Rockhopper Penguin face painting
Relay for Life Face Painting
A Midsummer Night's Dream Faeries make-up
Bex Marshall Kitchen Table album cover
Notable Projects
Blues Roots artist Bex Marshall's album "Kitchen
Table" released in 2008, features Bex on the cover
body painted by myself and crew.   The painting took
place in Plymouth, England in November 2007.
5 Alarm Photo Project
Body Painting for Album Cover
This is an annual photography contest held in Grande Prairie, AB.  Many of the
participating photographers have hired me over the years to assist with their themed
photo shoots for a gallery show.  These are just a few of the shoots I've worked on.
Chrome body painting
2013 S&R Photography
2011 Photographer Don Zwicker
2012 Fox Photography
Wearable Arts Show
The Wearable Arts Show is produced by the Centre
for Creative Arts in Grande Prairie, AB, each year
as part of the annual Alberta Arts Days.  I
participated in three - 2011, 2013 and 2014.  In
2011 I created Queen Nefertiti with latex body paint
with glitter and hand built her crown.  2013 I created
a Matador, again in latex body paint with hand-built
ornamentation, and a bull. In 2014 I built a T-Rex
and a Pachyrhinosaurus and combined the props
with bodypainting.
Queen Nefertiti latex body painting, Prairie Ranger Photography
2011 Prairie Ranger Photography
Matado latex body painting, Bull costume, Prairie Ranger Photography
2013 Prairie Ranger Photography
Rudoph Face painting
On this page:

Notable Projects
What People Say About Me
A few of my past clients
Theatre Credits
Press Clippings
A few of my past clients

2010 Arctic Winter Games
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
L'association de tour les
Francophones de l'Alberta
Baron Oilfield Supply
Beaverlodge Cultural Centre
Bonnett's Energy Services Ltd.
Brogan Safety Supplies
C.I.A. Solutions
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Natural Resources
Caron Measurement & Controls
Cineplex Entertainment LLP
City of Grande Prairie
Colon Cancer Canada
Competition Environmental Consulting
County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Dawson Creek Communities In Bloom
Debolt Festival & Fair
District of Tumbler Ridge
Ellie King Productions
EnCana Oil & Gas
Evergreen Park
Fairview Fine Arts Society
Fountain Tire
Friends of Saskatoon Island
Friends of Shannon Library
Grande Prairie Catholic School District
Grande Prairie Downtown Association
Grande Prairie Farmer's Market
Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Grande Prairie Minor Soccer
Grande Prairie Museum
Grande Prairie Public Library
Grande Prairie Public School District
Grande Prairie Racing Association
Grande Prairie Regional College
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism
Grande Prairie Regional Air Show
Grande Prairie Rotaract Club
Grizfest, Tumbler Ridge
Heart & Stroke Foundation
HSBC Bank Canada
Hythe & District Agricultural Fair
International Paper
Investors Group
Leader Energy Services
Metro Theatre Cooperative
Mother Teresa School
Muskoseepi Park
Nabors Production Services
New Horizon Co-op
Northern Lights Academy
Northwest Regional Learning Consortium
Oshawa Public Libraries
Peace Arch Musical Theatre Society
Peace Wapiti Academy
Pomeroy Enterprises
Prairie Mall Shopping Centre
QE II Hospital Foundation
Regulators Oilfield Hauling
Revolution Auto Group
Rogers Cable 4
Royal City Musical Theatre
School District of Surrey
Seven Generations Energy
Sexsmith Secondary School
Shark Club Bar & Grill
South Peace Art Society
Spurs Cookhouse & Dance Hall
Strad Energy Services
Sun 97.7 FM
Sun Life Financial
Sunrise Rotary Club
SuperCities Walk for MS
Swan City Rotary Club
Teepee Creek Stampede
Tim Horton's
Town of Grimshaw
Town of Sexsmith
Town of Wembley
Trican Well Services
Troyanda Ukrainian Society
Veresen Energy
Vidar Forest Technologies
Wanham Plowing Match
Wave Media Inc.
Wembley Demolition Derby
Wembley Fire Department
Weyerhaeuser Canada
Whispering Pines Rodeo
Woodland TIM-BR Mart
Woody's RV World
Theatrical Credits

I have been the lead make-up artist/designer on over 100 productions as of 2017.  
This list is just some of the more demanding hair and make-up productions I have
worked on:

Spamalot!, Make-up/Hair/Wigs/Props/Costume & Accessories, February 2017
Something's Afoot, Make-up/Hair/Wigs/Prop Construction, March 2016
Les Miserables, Make-up/Hair/Wigs/Facial Hair, February 2015
Macbeth, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs/Facial Hair/Prop Construction, April 2014
CATS, Make-Up/Hair, Feb 2013
Paint Your Wagon, Make-Up/Hair, April 2012
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Make-Up/Hair/Props, January 2012
Chicago, Make-Up, February 2011
Jack & The Beanstalk, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs & Actor, December 2010
And Up They Flew, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, October 2010
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, April 2010
2010 Arctic Winter Games, Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Make-Up/Tattoo Design, March 2010
Dr. Dolittle, Make-Up/Hair, January 2010
Cactus Flower, Make-Up/Hair, May, 2009
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Make-Up/Hair, April 2009
My Fair Lady, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, February 2009
The Jungle Book, Make-Up/Hair, January 2009
The Constant Wife, Make-Up/Hair, April 2008
Alice in Wonderland, Make-Up/Hair, Costume/Props & Actor, January 2008
Arsenic and Old Lace, Make-Up/Hair, October 2007
The Miser, Make-Up/Wigs/Hair/Hats, April 2007
Jekyll & Hyde ~ The Musical, Make-Up/Wigs, January 2007
Peter Pan, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, January 2006
Aladdin, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs & Actor, December 2005
Curse of the Lost Pharoh, Make-Up/Hair, October 2005
The Wizard of Oz, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, May 2005
Annie Get Your Gun, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, February 2005
Anne of the 1000 Days, Make-Up/Hair, January 2005
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Make-Up, May 2004
The Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes, Make-Up/Hair, April 2004
Barefoot in the Park, Make-Up/Hair, March 2004
Hayfever, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, February 2004
Cinderella, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs & Actor, December 2003
Ghosts, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, September 2003
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, May 2003
Fiddler on the Roof, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, February 2003
Dracula, Make-Up/Hair/Props/SFX, January 2003
The Winter's Tale, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, March 2002
The Real Inspector Hound, Make-Up, January 2002
The Foursome, Make-Up, November 2001
Bye Bye Birdie, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, October 2001
Sylvia, Make-Up & Hair Design, September 2001
Charlotte's Web, Make-Up/Hair & Costume Design, April 2001
She Stoops to Conquer, Make-Up/Wigs, March 2001
The Miracle Worker, Make-Up/Wigs, January 2001
When We Are Married, Make-Up/Wigs, June 1999
The King & I, Make-Up, April 1999
Sinbad the Sailor, Make-Up, December 1998
Steel Magnolias, Make-Up/Hair/Wigs, October 1998
Hello Dolly, Make-Up/Hair, July 1998
The Miser hair and make-up
CATS Rumtumtugger, Demeter and kitten
Frieda's wig from Charlie Brown
Cast of Peter Pan
Fiddler on the Roof, Yenta and villager
CATS, 2013
The Miser, 2007
You're A Good Man
Charlie Brown, 2010
Fiddler on the Roof, 2003
Peter Pan, 2006
Whether you're a Beauty or a Beast - Everyone's a Work of Art!
Press Clippings (click the thumbnails)
Television credit
From Snazaroo USA Inc. photo contests 2001 through 2013:

QUEEN OF THE HILL: July 20 to September 19, 2005

First Place: Sesame Street 2008 (
Kermit) ~ Dragons 2005 (Winged Dragon)

Second Place: Brian Wolfe Contest 2013 (
Dragon) ~ Halloween 2012 (Evil Jester) ~ Birds 2009 (Penguin) ~ Birds
2005 (
Green Bird) ~ Best of the Best for 2005 (Winged Dragon)  ~ Dolphins, Sharks and Other Ocean Creatures
2002 (

Third Place: Autumn & Fall 2005 (
Chipmunk) ~ Fish Faces 2005 (Jaws) ~ Unicorns, Rainbows and Balloons 2005
Rainbow Helmet) ~ Painting with Powders 2004 (Holly) ~ Working with Electric Colours 2003 (Winter Tree)

FINALIST: Halloween 2005 (
Winkie Guard) ~ Halloween 2005 (Full Face Burn SFX) ~ Halloween 2004 (Alien in
Space) ~ Summer Free-for-All 2004 (Wolf) ~ Summer Free-for-All 2004 (Lion)

Honourable Mentions: Halloween 2012 (Blue Ice Fairy) ~ Halloween 2012 (Zombie Spidey) ~ Butterflies 2009
Blue Butterfly) ~ Butterflies 2009 (Purple Butterfly) ~ One-Stroke 2008 (Peacock Crown) ~    Halloween 2008
Bat) ~ Summer 2008 (Green Cat) ~ Flag Butterflies 2006 (Canada) ~ Silhouettes 2006 (Bison) ~ Silhouettes
2006 (Star) ~  Halloween 2006 (
Pinky & The Brain) ~ Best of 2005 (Water Dragon) ~ Painting Hands 2005
(Handgun) ~  Halloween 2005 (Circle Monster) ~  Halloween 2005 (
Raptor) ~ Halloween 2005 (Evil Clown) ~  
Halloween 2005 (
Skull) ~ Halloween 2005 (Cowardly Lion) ~  Halloween 2005 (Evil Smile) ~ Summer 2005
(Mutant Bunnerfly) Summer 2005 (
Half Tiger) ~ Summer 2005 (Rolls Royce) ~ Summer 2005 (Phoenix) ~
Summer 2005 (
Fire Breathing Dragon) ~ Power Rangers & The Like 2004 (Autobot) ~ Holidays 2004 (Flanders
Field) ~ Halloween 2004 (Purple Dragon) ~ Step-By-Step 2003 (Latex Burn) ~ Painting Your Own Face 2003
(Butterfly with Flowers) ~ Painting Your Own Face 2003 (Daisys) ~ Halloween 2003 (Exotic Tiger) ~ Dogs 2003
(Bull Mastiff) ~ Butterflies 2003 (Purple Butterfly) ~ Working with Electric Colours 2003 (Winter Moon) ~
Summertime 2002 (Frog Catching Fly)  Accents to the Face 2002 (Swan Mask) ~ Out Of This World 2002 (Flying
Jennie Tetreau Award for Long Term Outstanding Service from Grande Prairie
Live Theatre, Sept 2014.

BEST COSTUME ~ UK Face Painting Convention, Nov 10, 2007, Bristol, England.

Second Place ~ US Body Painting Festival, Sept 22, 2007, Albuquerque, New
Mexico, USA.

WINNER, Fantasy Worldwide Facepainting Contest, at the Body-Art Belgium
Bodypainting Festival, Nov 12, 2006, Putte, Belgium.

Convention in Telford, Shropshire, England, Oct 8, 2005.
UK Face Painting Designs International Competition: Second Place, Valentines
Day 2007 (Hearts)
Planet of the Apes parody film shoot
Film shoot 1998
Shannon Fennell, Make-Up Artist
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2006 Fantasy Worldwide Face Painting Contest Winner Shannon Fennell
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2014 Prairie Ranger Photography