"Make Art Shine transformed my business by creating a foundation from which my company could effectively tell its story and attract our ideal clientele. Ronda has an incredible intuitive eye for both beauty and professionalism while successfully executing a cohesive look for personal branding. Ronda's versatility, attention to detail, and standard of quality is unmatched!"
— Erin W. Martin, Gerontologist, CEO Conscious Aging Solutions / Burbank, CA
“I’M BLOWN AWAY!”
“I cannot begin to express in words the Amazing and Gifted talents of Awesome Ronda. Not only was I pleased with her artistry, frankly I’m blown away! Most of all my heart is deeply touched by her kindness, attention to detail and tireless quest to ensure she captured my vision. Thank you so much Ronda!”
— Jianna S.
“LOVE MY CUSTOM CANVAS PAINTING”
"Love my custom canvas painting! Ronda did an amazing job of capturing my fur babies and adding customized details! She was such pleasure to work with. You can tell she puts her all in her work and loves what she does! Thank you so much Ronda!"
— Tiffany O. / Summerville, SC
“IT’S A FAMILY TREASURE”
"We started to cry when we saw your painting in person. It is a dream come true for us to own an original piece of artwork that is custom made especially for us. It moved us deeply. It is a family treasure now. Thank you Ronda."
— Nicole D. / New London, NH
"Ronda was such a pleasure to deal with. I ordered a personalised painting from her and she went above and beyond to make sure I got what I wanted. I'm so very happy with my painting. It is beautiful."
— Helen-Grace V. / Bronxville, NY
"This was absolutely perfect. Ronda was extremely easy to get in touch with and I got the painting in perfect time. I can’t reccomend her higher."
— Will R. / La Plata, MD
"Framed the artwork in a black frame and gave to my best friend for her birthday. It was beautiful and my friend can't stop talking about it."
— Debra K. / Bluff City, TN
about the artist
ART IS MY PASSION, MY CALLING, AND I’M SO GRATEFUL TO BE ON THIS JOURNEY.
As a child I loved to draw, color and paint. I especially enjoyed how a simple sketch could brighten someone’s day. I became fascinated with art, light, and its ability to transform color and mood.
When I was eighteen I got a job working for a General Contracting Company. I started out painting (& glazing) custom vintage windows. It was my first opportunity to parlay my love for painting into what I did for a living. I assisted the Owner in the office between projects, sought opportunities to grow in the business and eventually worked my way up to becoming Office Manager.
One afternoon a dear friend (and co-worker) called me up with an urgent request for me to do makeup for his music video. The MUA they hired didn’t show up the morning of production leaving the band and film crew stranded. I happily stepped in to help. The show must go on!
We had little time and almost no makeup supplies. Good thing I had eyeliner and lipstick in my purse, it went a long way! (Oh, and I ended up using BBQ chicken for their flesh-eating scene… Hey, it worked!)
After we wrapped, the director asked for my business card. I told him I was just there to help and not a professional makeup artist. With a firm & confident handshake he looked me right in the eyes and said, “Yes, you are!”
It was in that moment I thought to myself, "I. Am. An. Artist!"
I went home and immediately began my search for an art school that would help turn my new vision into a reality. I found that tuition rates were way outside of my budget. My excitement was then transformed into “How in the world am I going to make this happen?!”
The next morning a friend asked me for a ride to Palm Springs in exchange for lunch at a beautiful casino. (Sounds fun, right? Road trip!) Once there, a shiny slot machine caught my eye so I fed it a dollar. Guess what??... I WON!!
The following Monday I enrolled at The Academy of Makeup & Fashion and graduated with honors. TOP OF MY CLASS! I fell in love with art again and started shining brighter than ever.
It was meant to be and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Makeup Artistry is more than just a career for me, it’s an opportunity to be of service, and it brings me great joy to see others shine.