My name is Gloria Garrett and I am the Mother of Makeup Art. I use a unique combination of makeup which entails lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow, and every day office items, such as whiteout, crayons, highlighters, pens pencils and markers to create one of a kind pieces of art. I paint on plain white 8 ½ x 11 acid free paper. I draw everyday people doing everyday things like, playing checkers, jumping rope, putting on makeup, and baking cookies. I create folk art for the folks.
I am a self taught artist, performer, poet, and historian. I’ve been drawing since I was five. In September 2005, I decided to add color to my artwork. I was allergic to the traditional paints. Cosmetics like lipstick, finger nail polish, eye brow pencil and shadow was my solution. They add bright and bold colors full of energy, warmth, beauty and love to my pictures and portraits.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter who paints people because people fill the world with love. I hope my artwork will fill the Baltimore area and the world with beauty and love too.