Owensboro woman starts face-painting, body art business

October 30, 2022 | 12:11 am

Updated October 29, 2022 | 5:30 pm

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Coty Vance describes herself as a boss lady over a keyboard through the week, but a flower child on the weekends. While she was looking for an outlet to flex her creative muscles, she started painting in her free time. After her full-time employer asked Vance to volunteer as a face painter at a local event, she found what she loved.

Now, she’s started a side gig: The Corporate Hippie Face Paint and Body Art.

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vance moved to Owensboro when she was 14 and is a graduate of Apollo High School. The wife and mother of two started working, like many young women do, in corporate America after she obtained a degree.

“I have always loved drawing, painting and making crafts with my kiddos,” she said. “I found myself grabbing my nicest pair of black heels Monday through Friday only to pull up paint-stained jeans on the weekend.” 

She said seeing a child’s face light up when they realize that with just a little paint they are turned into a ferocious tiger or a beautiful butterfly brings her so much joy.

“Every time I face paint I see that light and it makes it all so worth it,” Vance said.

For more information email [email protected] or call 270-313-9731.

October 30, 2022 | 12:11 am

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