the person, has been painting people since 1978. The painted faces
in the gallery represent the work that he and his group of artists "perform" at
parties. Made-up, costumed, and seated at a table with all their theatrical
make-ups, feathers, and jewels, these
well-trained, articulate and schmooozie artists adorn the guests.
face or head takes no more than 12 minutes. Most less than five.
The artists work the personality of the guest into their design.
The make-up is all water-based, non-toxic, and washes off simply
with soap and water. They normally begin during the cocktail hour
and work non-stop for the duration of the party. The artists not
only look like fun -- they are fun. They make fun. Even more importantly,
the performing artists and their work energize the guests into
creating their own fun.
The company travels all around the country performing at art museums,
corporate functions, and private parties. Peanutbutter himself
has performed in France, at Seibu department stores in Tokyo(1983),
The Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo Zoobilee, University of Pennsylvania, Tribeca Film Festival,The Corcoran Museum in D.C., Laumier
Sculpture Center in St. Louis, among many others. Regular corporate clients include CISCO,Intuit, AOL, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bloomberg, Bloomingdales. Peanutbutter has been a featured guest on Martha Stewart and as interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air. He has painted
full bodies for Calvin Klein, Annie Leibowitz, and Cher. Peanutbutter
is a sculptor, painter, and jeweler. He has received 4 art grants
in the last three years for painting and sculpture, including
one from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.