Biography, Awards and Qualifications

Mona is a TV/film Hair and Makeup artist specialized in Face and Body Paint.

Her IMDB credits: IMDB

Mona Turnbull is known for her talent and sparkling personality. She is the face and body art tutor for Iver Make-up Academy at Pinewood Studios in London. Turnbull also runs the body art zone at Neill Gorton’s Prosthetics Event UK, since 2015. 

A sought-after artist and a regular painter at events such as IMATS London, her critically acclaimed work was at the BAFTA opening ceremony performance in 2018, produced in partnership with The Shape of Water, Cirque du Soleil and BAFTA.

With a background including a BA in Business & Advertising Management, work as an administrator at Oxford University, she is always drawn back to the world of colour.  Now running  face & body painting, creative make up and art business, she lives in Oxford, UK with her husband and two children.

She has undertaken art study with some of the best in the business and now also runs her own workshops from her studio and for various makeup schools. Mona’s enthusiasm and sparkling personality make her a sought after artist and regular demonstration painter at events such as IMAT’s London and for entities such as Kryolan UK, ScreenFace London and Makeup Atelier Paris.  

Photographing her face and body painting work is a growing skill but anything that can loosely be corralled in the decorative arts sphere is of interest – flowers and fine art effects are popular subject choices.  Some of her work were recently featured in a TV series Outlander,  the Riviera, Johnny English Strike Again the Movie, BAFTA award opening ceremony 2018 and on billboard on M5 near Birmingham and M4 London.

Awards and achievements:

  • Judged for the Prosthetics Event Body Art Zone 2019
  • Judged for the Brush Wars Competions @ Olympia Beauty 2018    
  • Her body art was featured in a world renowned TV series Outlander on Amazon/Starz,   the Riviera on Sky Atlantic Johnny English Strike Back 2018, 
  •     Her body art was displayed on billboard on M5 near Birmingham and M4 London December 2014
  •     One of sought after Rockers at Rock the Cotswolds , Alongside Superdry, Lulu Guiness, Kate Moss, and Damien Hurst to name a few.
  •    Published: Photoshoot Magazine and Kustom Kulture Magazine
  •     FACE-to-FACE magazine, cover artist of the 20th birthday issue (issue 66),
    (and regular feature contributing artist, various issues)
  •     Illusion Magazine, cover artist and feature article artist, Issue 24, Winter 2013
  •      Illusion Magazine ‘Inspirational Artist Award’, 2013 at Paintopia Face & Body Art Festival, UK
  •     Keynote presenter, Charles Fox Ltd (now Kryolan UK), Kryolan Marathon Masterclass 2013,
    Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, demonstrating body painting on stage.
  •     Charles Fox Award, 2011 at the FACE Conference, UK


Prosthetics Bootcamp with Neill Gorton @ Gorton Studio 2018

TV/Film Period, wig work & makeup course @ Iver Makeup Academy, Pinewood studios 2018

Media Makeup & Hair artistry @ Iver Makeup Academy, Pinewood Studios

Hair cutting and Barbering with Alex Volpe @ Iver Makeup Academy, Pinewood Studios 2018 

Airbrush and Makeup course @ Kryolan, London UK 2014

HD Wax @ Waxperts 2015

Master Artist in Shellac Nails, manicure and pedicure @ CND Academy 2011

Instagram: @monaturnbull @artandblackheart 

Youtube: Mona Turnbull

Mobile : 07834899393


Mona demonstrating at the Prosthetics Event 2018