Trained Actress of 32 years
Award-Winning Body Painter
Face Painting Business Owner
Black Light Theater Expert
Rachel is a storytelling artist with 32 years in the performing arts who is consistently inspired to “do something different.”
As a face painter and body painter for the last 22 years and a professional actress for over 32 years, she understands the transformative and bold desire needed to create original and memorable designs for her clients. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Performance from the University of South Florida, and then lived on the east coast and in Los Angeles. In the cities, she acquired a taste for the urban, surrealistic and abstract fantasy characters she paints. She gained experience acting in “The Dream Theater” in Los Angeles, which is known for its fantastical theater combined with costume and body makeup.
Rachel has lived in Maui, Hawaii, surrounded by vibrant and diverse landscapes. Both nature and the abundance of Polynesian tattoo traditions have connected her with the local culture, and uniquely influenced her face and body painting inspirations. She has relocated to San Francisco, California. However, she does travel to Hawaii on a regular basis.
Face and body art is considered a high art form today — and can be used to transform models into anything the imagination can dream up, from animals, nature landscapes, textures, fantasy creatures, abstract ideas to high-fashion painted clothing, product logos, advertising characters, symbolic business ideas, as well as characters from books or movies.
Maui Face Painter
In Maui, Rachel started a face and body painting business, “Fabulous Faces,” which uses the highest quality body paints and henna to transform children and adults into characters for parties, theater shows, art openings, workshops, corporate events, magazine advertising, fashion shows, and the yearly “Mardi Gras of the Pacific” Halloween parade. Rachel’s body painting style consists of detailed hand painting, with sponge blending, and she creates using each individual’s unique energies.
Her services range from family birthdays parties, theme makeup for musicians such as Moth XP , henna for bridal parties, community theater makeup design for Iao Theater’s production of Cats, makeup design for performing troupes such as Merkabah Fire Productions, to high- end corporate clients such as the Taste of Chocolate for the Maui Film Festival. On Maui she has taught countless creativity building classes for children at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Maui Academy of Performing Arts, as well as public and private schools all over the state.
Whether you are looking for face painting for a birthday party or high end body art,
Rachel Deboer has unique face and body art package that is right for your needs.
Award Winning Body Painter
She traveled world wide to teach body paint modeling classes at the F.A.B.A.I.C convention from 2009 to 2011, MC at the North American Body Painting Championships in Dallas 2011, and won third place in 2008 at the World Body Painting Festival in Austria in her body paint category. She returned to Europe to win 5th place in the world in ‘UV Body Painting’ and 8th place in face painting at the 2012 World Body Painting Festival in Austria with Body Paint Girl as her model and her fabulous Next Level Theater body painting team. In 2015, Rachel was a contestant on the 2nd Season of Game Show Network’s popular body painting reality TV show, Skin Wars. Most recently in 2016, she attended the World Body Painting Festival in Austria again, and was ranked in the Top 25 list of the best artists the ‘Brush/Sponge Body Painting’ category.
Rachel Deboer also offers professional belly painting for moms-to-be in partnership with professional photographer Cadence Feeley. Epiphany Photography and Belly Art is an additional body art service catering to capturing the essence of motherhood with custom painted designs for each mother and an extraordinary photography package.
Black Light Theater
Rachel DeBoer is available for international projects. One of her recent accomplishments is creating “Next Level Theater Productions,” which is dedicated to creating fantastical black light theater, costume and body painting to educate people about Hawaiian Mythology and other ancient stories from around the world. Through black light body painting, the unreal is made real, and the invisible is made visible through magical effects with props and puppets. Productions like “Birth of Tiki” and“E Na Aumakua” have incorporated face and body painting to add a magical dimension to the shows. These shows were featured at the yearly Interactive Source Arts Festival and the Ritz Carlton Celebration of the Arts.