Instructor Profiles

Dutch Bihary


Dutch Bihary has always been a doodler. He got his start in the art world illustrating comic books right out of high school. Over the years, his love of illustrating has evolved and manifested in a wide variety of projects from murals, tattoo flash, and album covers, to Special effects makeup for films and music videos. But none does he enjoy more than face and body art. After being unwillingly volunteered by his wife, Brecky, to fill in as temporary face painter at a U-pick pumpkin patch in 2005, he instantly fell in love. He found that his experience as an illustrator translated perfectly to this newly discovered medium.

Given his specialized art background, and a thorough familiarity with all necessary tools, he quickly realized to that he had a unique perspective on how to share his love for illustrating through teaching others a wide variety of skill sets.

Dutch, with his wife Brecky, teach workshops around the country, as well as own and operate “Contours Magazine for the face and body artist”, Gash FX special effects appliances, and “Contours Face and body art”, their events company servicing the greater Puget Sound area in Washington state