Ellen liked to work with children and the combination with painting seemed ideal to her. She bought some basic brushes, some colors of face paint and started practicing; first on themselves, then on friends and family. Gradually she bought more and more professional material: glitter tattoos, special effects and false wound material, material for body painting… and started working on this.
At the beginning of her last year of study 'Master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy' at the University of Ghent, she set up her company 'Bodypaint by Ellen' as a student entrepreneur. After her studies she worked part-time as a physiotherapist and part-time as a bodypaint freelancer. Since October 2018 she has been working full-time as a freelance artist.
Ellen is a creative centipede. From childhood she had been bitten by drawing, painting and crafting. She has been playing theater since she was 10 years old and obtained the diploma'Animator in the Youth Network' and 'Wordkunst en drama'. In 2016 she graduated as a physiotherapist at Ghent University. In 2021 she obtained the diploma Basic make-up and make-up at Groeipunt Gent.
In September 2019 Ellen became Belgian Champion body painting. A title she has worked hard for and is quite proud of.
Ellen is a perfectionist who will always strive for better. She never shies away from a challenge and loves to improve herself and push her limits. She is a hard worker who draws all her energy from passion. Passion for life, passion for her job, passion for all the beautiful people and things in the world.