Face and Body Decoration
We travel everywhere,
but are located
in Philadelphia PA.
We are doing limited face painting until this Covid 19 mess has abated. All artists are double vaxed and boosted and wear masks and rubber gloves when painting. We have safely done a dozen events recently, including a wedding in Boston New Year's Eve. BIG success! Agent said, "it was just like a party in the 90s!!!" The 150 guests were vaxed/boosted. No one got sick.
Please call 267.235.3757 for availability and to discuss your special event
What do we do differently?
We specialize in elaborate, decorative face and body painting, using airbrush to create visual effects not possible by hand painting alone. We enhance these rainbow-like blends and crisp lines with beads, rhinestones, and feathers. We engage the individual being decorated and design unique patterns and textures to fit not just their face, but to match their hair, clothing, and personality. On a conservative woman, for example, we might just attach rhinestones above the eye, and adhere feathers delicately placed in the hair. A bald guy, usually the most adventurous (nothing more to lose!), the entire top could be painted to look 3 dimensional, with huge pearl cabochons holding vertical red coque feathers. A woman's open-back could have some colorful abstract pattern to match her dress, hair, conforming to her shoulder blade or dress cut. If you're looking for "Pick Your Face or Pick Your Design", from a display board, we are NOT for you. No two faces in 30-50 in a night or afternoon are the same. No repeats.
Peanutbutter, the Person
Peanutbutter®, the person, started the company as a street clown in 1978. He and his group of artists "perform" at parties. They are made-up, costumed, and seated at a table with all their theatrical make-ups, feathers, and jewels These well-trained, articulate and schmooozie artists adorn the guests. Each face or head takes no more than 12 minutes. Most less than five. The artists work the personality of the guest into their design. The make-up is all water-based, non-toxic, and washes off simply with soap and water. They normally begin during the cocktail hour and work non-stop for the duration of the party. The artists not only look like fun. They are fun. They make fun. Even more importantly, the performing artists and their work energize the guests into creating their own fun. The company travels all around the country performing at art museums, corporate functions, and private parties.
University Of Pennsylvania 1971 BA in Microbiology University of Paris - 1st year masters - Histoire de l'art Middlebury College, Robert Frost Writing School.
Woodward has been exhibiting sculpture, paintings, jewelry and furniture since 1974.
Monmouth County Center for the Arts, Holmdel NJ • Ben Mangle Gallery - sculpture • Richard Langman Gallery • University of Pennsylvania - solo exhibit • Snyderman Gallery - furniture • Works Gallery - jewelry • Philadelphia Art Alliance - several one person shows - sculpture • DCCA- Wilmington - Furniture • Philadelphia Museum of Art - grant for Installation - John Cage Exhibit • Kavahaus Gallery NYC - Solo Painting Exhibit • Arcadia University - Sculpture Outdoors(purchased by Phillip Berman) • Temple Ambler - Sculpture Outdoors • Philadelphia Museum of Art - Jewelry(gift Shop) • Recipient of a 1% Commission, City of Philadelphia. Art-in-Transit Commission, Girard Street Subway Station.
• Photo Exhibit - Aleppo, Syria - Artist-in-Residence as a Cultural Ambassador to Syria for the U.S. Embassy. • Cultural Ambassador to Myanmar 2018.
Robert Woodward is also known as Peanutbutter. He and his eponymous troupe of artists have decorated faces all over the world. He has performed face and body painting in Bali, Tokyo, Brazil, India, Puerto Rico, Italy and France, as well as national venues like the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC and Universal Studios in Los Angeles. He has painted full bodies for Cher, Calvin Klein, and Annie Leibowitz. Peanutbutter was also a featured guest on Martha Stewart's television program in 2000 (before prison.;)) Robert's art and craft work, in all media, is about teasing the viewer to jump in, to look twice, to scratch a head-spot, wondering how it was done, in what sequence, and then being released, left nodding and smiling.