This Artist Turns Pregnant Woman’s Tummies Into Intricate Works Of Art.
Body painting is a growing art. Artists spend hours meticulously drawing and colouring landscapes and designs on individuals. The only disappointing part of this medium is the fact that this work of art eventually washes away.
Fatima Carrion Alfonso has been a body painter for the past 14 years. Despite her extensive experience the artist wanted to expand to a new kind of body painting. The birth of her daughter Ainhoa in 2015 was further inspiration to Fatima to celebrate motherhood through her skill and talent.
The Spaniard said that she had discovered this trend of body painting in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States but felt “no one here understood this art form very well or dared to go for it.” All it took was one model to pose for her and her career took a different direction almost overnight.
32-year old Fatima has painted over 200 pregnant women. She says the experience is a beautiful way for expectant moms to connect with their babies.
Fatima wanted her sister to be her first muse but that didn't happen. "I wanted to paint my sister’s belly, who was expecting triplets in her pregnancy, but she did not feel well and could not do it," says Fatima.
The artist who lives in Sant Felio de Guixols, Spain, says women get their tummies painted at any stage of the pregnancy.
"While I recommend a mother enjoys the belly painting most during the sixth and eighth month of pregnancy, there are many women who come for it during second or third month of gestation period to announce the good news to their family and friends," explains Fatima.
The mom has created just about every possible painting imaginable. From a scene from the movie Up, animals and their cubs, to intricate designs, the sky is the limit.
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