Jenny Marquis placed 3rd and 2nd at major UK event

 In 2016 Jenny was placed 2nd out of 29 international artists in Solo Body Painter of the year at the largest Face and Body Painting event in the UK. Paintopia Body Painting Festival in Norwich. The festival theme was Urban Jungle and Jenny chose the gangs of New York as her subject. Model Grace Williams, Image David Cook.




In 2013 Jenny was again invited to be guest Judge at Paintopia Face and Body Painting Convention in Norfolk. (Also on  the panel were Jay Bautista and Pashur, elite artists from the USA)

Jenny also competed in the Body Painter of the year competition among 28 of the Uk's  most respected body painting artists also other equally talented friends and respected colleagues from Malta, Netherlands and France. Jenny is immensely proud to have been awarded 3rd place for her body painting "Volca" depicting an anti hero from the planet Venus, the most volcanic planet in the solar system. Jenny also came 2nd out of 21 entrants for her Glitter Body Art design. This was the worlds largest Glitter Body Art competition! More entrants than at the World Body Art Competition in Austria.

All props, nails lashes and headdress made y Jenny, and the design incorporated sponge, brush and airbrush body art. Model Gracie Williams and Image by Isnap Images

Also jenny achieved a 2nd out of 21 for her glitter tattoo body art based on Icarus.


Painting in print!!!

In May 2012 I launched my new publication "Pimp My Bump".

A unique and original book containing a collection of over 30 images of my gestational belly paintings. It took several months to produce all the detailed advice and collate all the images as well as paint some new designs.

I must say that the response from all my respected colleagues and friends has been quite overwhelmingly positive! If you would like to purchase a copy, please go straight to my "store" page.

May 2012

I was privileged to be invited to be a guest instructor and judge at Paintopia Convention in Norfolk. Whilst there I body painted Leonie Johnson in the competition as "The magical Orange Tree" I made all the props and prosthetics including all the oranges, hand corsage and headpiece. I also demonstrated Pregnant Belly Painting on the lovely Danielle Phillips.


Supporting and promoting Bosom Buddies charity

In October 2011 Pauline Giles approached me with an amazing story about her fight through breast cancer and how she has gone on to be a truely strong and inspiring ladyShe wanted me to body paint her to show that women can still be beautiful after surgery. She has started her own charity Bosum Buddies UK aiming to take her message into schools and speak to girls about checking for lumps. So far, she has driven to Monte Carlo in a pink taxi to fund raise and been to the House of Commons to promote her cause. I was very proud to be part of her amazing journey.

Jenny has been featured in an article in Take a Break Magazine!!!!

As part of a team of 29 painters Jenny took part in Pregnant Belly Painting for Comic relief painting a marathon 15 bellies in 22 days!Bump art for Comic Relief was organised by colleague Sam Gray.

The group raised over £8000 for Comic Relief and 5 of Jenny's bump paintings were featured in the magazine (below)

(Issue 33)