Lea Holman’s longtime love for art truly blossomed when she got her start painting on canvas in 2004. She then went on to acquire a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), where she was classically trained in paint and sculpture. Her time in Milwaukee helped to shape her skills and enhance her appreciation of a realist style of painting. In 2013, she was asked to face paint at a local expo. She immediately fell in love with the new form of painting and decided to pursue face painting as a full-time career. Lea’s art is inspired by her family, diverse heritage, and everyday life. One of her favorite things about the field is her ability as an artist to use face paint to express her love of realist painting through workshops and classes. Lea is an award winning face painter whose work has been featured in several magazines and social media platforms on many occasions.