The naked body as a canvas

Yolanda Bartram has body painting in her blood. Her mum was a trained theatre artist in the Netherlands, using a young Yolanda as a canvas. Life & Style Editor Nicky Park visited Yolanda's Auckland studio to watch her paint a wolf on to the bare chest of Hannah, a 19-year-old "exhibitionist". “For me it’s normal to paint naked people but I guess a lot of people would find it strange,” Yolanda said. “I like to think I’m a collector of images. I have things in my head that I like to see.” · You can check out Yolanda at work at The International Tattoo and Art Expo, happening this weekend in Hamilton. Visit the website for more info.

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