Toronto Based, Internationally Published Freelance Model and Makeup Artist
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My name is Araina Nespiak and I am an Experienced Freelance Model and Makeup Artist Specializing in Art Modeling and Emotive Portraiture
I have been working in the industry for over a decade both through agencies, where it all begin with commercial print and catalog work eventually to freelance where the world of modeling opened up for me. I have been freelancing for around 5 years now and developed a rather broad spectrum of skills as a result, enabling me to freelance as a makeup artist as well. This is my FT profession; I juggle a variety of bookings from single photo sessions, workshops, promo gigs, contract assignments, art exhibits, look books to acting and talent roles. Being a super energetic individual I revel in an abundance of things to do and take pride in the diverse selection of creative mediums I have at my disposal.
I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario but my background is Russian, Ukrainian, French & Italian (few know Polish & Welsh have a small place in that equation as well but I figure it's complicated enough ;) I only speak English but I feel I do it rather well... if that doesn't impress you then might I add that I can also speak it at the speed of light which may also count for my super power. I have always been an artist and grew up in an extremely artistic environment as my Father is an artist himself and helped to instil a deep appreciation for the arts at a very early age.
My experience in this industry began in the days of film and since then with the dawning of the technical age my passion for this craft has remained and blossomed. I have honed my skills as an art model enough to find my specialty and inspire me to delve further into expanding my skill set as an artist. My vision will lead me from in front of the lens to behind and beyond it in an ever evolving pursuit to express my creative vision.