27 Jun

KISS’d in Abbotsford

Kiss10 Some of our artwork at the concert

I was asked to paint concert goers when KISS came to Abbotsford back in 2011 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.  I knew it there was a concert to facepaint at, this would be the one.  So I invited my friend Carolyn to bring her airbrush and help me with the crowds.  What was supposed to only be 2 hours, turned into 4!  I was really impressed with the crowd too.  I wasn’t sure what to expect as it’s not usually my type of music.  My husband really likes them so I gave him my tickets and he said it was the best concert he’s ever been to.  Really entertaining.


There were a lot of dads bringing their kids to their 1st concert.  There was even a little guy (6 years old) with a wig that we painted up.  He entertained us all during the pre-concert party singing KISS songs…he knew all the words!

I arranged with one of my regular customers to paint him ahead of time as I wanted to try my hand at the design created by artist, James Kuhn.  It’s all 4 KISS characters on one face.   Then I gave him a glitter tattoo on the back of his head.  It took 2 hours but it was worth it.  He looked awesome and everyone wanted photos of him at the concert.  Someone told me they even saw it on the official KISS website too.  Thank for being my willing model anytime Alan!

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