About AJ Edgar

 

Alexandra Jane Edgar's career in Make Up Artistry began over 10 years ago. Having travelled throughout Europe, the USA and living for a while in Nassau, The Bahamas she was fascinated by the Colour and Beauty of the Natural World, Architecture, Paintings, Photography and Movements in Art History. This love of The Arts introduced her to portraiture, fascinated by the oil paintings in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh and Le Louvre, Paris. She loves the Impressionists, the Cubists, the Pop Art movement in 60s America. The Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi is of great influence, the stunning photography of Eve Arnold, Furniture, Fabrics, beautiful Art and Design.

 

Back in the UK she began her career in Make Up, having been inspired by Fashion Photography and the influence Make Up Artists had creating the final look. Make Up Artistry is Alexandras portraiture!


Over the years she has been fortunate to work on clients of all ages and ethnicities. Her passion lay not to be tied to one particular make up brand so in 2008 she gained employment in a prestigious multi-brand boutique in Newcastle City Centre. She works with the finest, innovative products in the Industry such as Chantecaille, By Terry, Kevyn Aucoin, Nars and Laura Mercier. She has undertaken freelance roles from the Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire, she travels the region to fulfill her clients wishes, creating the perfect look for their special occassion.
Alexandra has met and gained extensive training from the Industries most talented names, frequently travelling to Edinburgh and London to remain current with the latest products and trends as well as visiting all the Major Galleries and Centres for Contemporary Art.
Alexandras Make Up Artistry features on Channel 4 in the short form arts strand for the countries most imaginative production company, Random Acts. She created a look for one of the UKs most distinctive dance companies, Ballet LORENT.


Whilst at home you will find Alexandra with a palette of Oil Paint infront of a Canvas creating HER ideas, at work you will find her ready to translate YOUR ideas.
You will be delighted and confident that you chose Alexandra of AJ Edgar Make Up Artist to create the very finest portrait of you!