Angela began her life long love for art as soon as she could pick up a crayon. She won her first art award in kindergarten for a painting of a flower and girl. All throughout her school years she continued to win awards and be a featured young artist in the Carroll County schools. In 1993 she was featured in the Carroll County Times and taught her first art class at Westminster High while still attending. As a young lady she also dabbled in modeling and fashion which taught her make up and hair styling. After that she went on to take many classes at Carroll Community College. She then majored in Art Education at Towson University. During her adult years she has dabbled in many art forms such as sewing, murals, canvas, crafting, sculpture, beading, jewelry making and so much more. Finally while juggling 3 children at home she has settled into her favorite art forms. Angela has combined her talent in make up, modeling, photography and paint through Illusions Face and Body art/Illusions Images where she can transform you into a living work of art then capture it forever on film.
2012 Carroll's Best Honorable mention in the category of Best Photographer.
From as early as she can remember, Nicole has ALWAYS LOVED ART and anything creative. As a child she was usually drawing, painting, sculpting, or making jewelry, following in the footsteps of her artist mother and grandmother. Although she enjoyed all her classes in school, Art was ALWAYS her favorite class! In High School she served as Art Director on the Yearbook Committee designing all the page layouts and front cover. She also was quite inspired by a photography course in High School, and to this day enjoys photographing her family and nature. In college, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University and worked in the field of Inpatient Rehabilitation and Home Health for 7 years. Although Nicole really enjoyed it, her heart longed to do something more creative and artistic. While home schooling her three children she met Angela and they discovered their similar interests in Art. Through their friendship and this common interest in all things artistic, they teamed up to create Illusions Face and Body Art and now co-own the company together. Now with face painting and body art her artistic longings are fulfilled. By combining her love of art and people Nicole can honestly say she has found a job she loves!
|Maggie is an artist by nature. She creates beauty with all that she touches. Along with painting she is a gifted designer and seamstress. Maggie is a part- time painter on the Illusions team. She is often used as a model for Angela's photo shoot ideas.|