About the Artist

Biography










"I make music with colour & form." April-Anna





April-Anna is a multi-media fine artist from the Fraser Valley, Nicola Valley & Okanagan Valley of BC, Canada. Since 1996, April-Anna has been defying the rules of the art world which state she must choose to either be a commercial artist or a fine artist; instead, she does both. 

 Services include face painting, body painting, mehndi/henna, photography, temporary glitter tattoos, film/tv temporary tattoos, beauty make-up, theatrical make-up, special effects make-up & murals. 

April-Anna's noncommercial works range in size, description and discipline; including acrylic & watercolour painting, sculpting, building props, mask making & stop-motion animation.


She has provided services for companies such as Western Star Trucks, Lumanessence - Campbell's Soup, LaSalle College, Le Tremplin Ecole Secondaire, Cirque Eloize, Lumanessence - Cirque Du Soleil. YTV, Molson Canadian Concerts, & more.

Originally from the Fraser Valley of BC, Canada, she now resides in Montreal since 2005.

April-Anna recently curated & organized the Vision Art Gallery at the Open Mind Eco Festival. In collaboration with OpenMind, April-Anna started a Body Art Competition.


Member of:  
Les Productions du Grand Heron Bleu du Lac St.Pierre
Chamber of Commerce: Montreal Board of Trade
Montreal chapter of the Irish Chamber of Commerce 
World Body Painting Association.

Artist Statement  

"What I love most about art is when I have created results that strikes the inner “musical chord” within a person. To wake up the inner child, to see the look of joy, curiosuity, light, mystery or wonder in a persons eyes is very rewarding to me as an artist. To inspire someone else, is one of the greatest gifts that I can receive & give in my life."


Testimonials

Wedding Contract, Sept 2001
"I was Married in 2001. My wedding was an Irish Indian wedding many of our friends had not experienced Mehendi art. It was a joy to have April-Anna come and do mehendi for about 40 to fifty of us. April is very talented, her designs were beautiful and much appreciated by every one. She did my feet which looked fantastic. Being the bride it was imporatnt my hands and feet look pretty.
April-Anna was polite and willing to accomodate the wishes of everyone. I wish her great sucess in her future endeavours."
Mohini Singh,
Kelowna News Reporter at CHBC-TV 


April-Anna at the wedding
April-Anna at Gail & Lucy's wedding
Wedding Contract, May 2007
"April Anna provided upper body and face painting for my partner and I for our ceremony of commitment; she also stayed later to offer face painting to guests, both children and adults, during the reception.
Because our event was immensely personal, we wanted the look to be both festive and tasteful, taking into account our theme of spring, rebirth and flowers. April-Anna worked with us as a collaborative artist and was astute at both listening and generating ideas throughout the process. The end results on both of us were stunning-colorful, theatrical, wild yet unquestionably appropriate. We received countless compliments on our appearance and our interesting choice of body paint for our outfits. Many of our guests chose to have their faces painted afterwards and were enchanted with the fairy-like masks they emerged with. April-Anna's warm and bubbly personality was an added bonus and we both enjoyed our time with her as well as appreciating the wonderful artistic work she contributed to our most important day."
Gail Schwartz http://www.thirdstorywindow.com/ Third Story Window performance • video • community art

Contact

To reach The Art of April-Anna: 514-243-4315 or email: aprilanna@aprilanna.com or you can go to her website at www.aprilanna.com


"Being silly is good for your health.
I promised the child I used to be
that the adult I have become, wouldn't forget
what it was to be a child." April-Anna
Photo taken Halloween 2007