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Art By Lavinia

Staten Island, New York, Richmond

Art By Lavinia logo

Art By Lavinia

Staten Island, New York, Richmond



Lavinia is by no means a conventional New York entertainer. Having grown up with a penchant for painting and a knack for ultra creative designs, she's the coolest clown in all the town.

Wondering how it all started? Well, the story of how she came to find her calling begins back in 2011 after she was laid off from a local college where she worked as an admissions counselor.


Reviews (6)

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Erwin Martinez

1 August 2019

Very professional and super fast


Omar Franco

21 May 2019

One of the fastest I’ve ever seen and she is a blast. Hands Down my number 1 pick for any event


Kris L.

19 July 2018

Let me just start off with- WOWWWWW!!! Lavinia is NOT your typical face/body painter or balloon twister. If you want the Ferrari of face/body painters you really do NOT need to look any further. I had Lavinia face/body paint and balloon twist at my daughter's Sweet 16. Everyone just stared in awe of her work. You can request your theme or you can leave the creativity totally up to her which I have absolutely NO REGRETS doing. Children, teens, adults; even my 80 year old grandmother waited on line to get her face and arm painted. The detail she uses in the span of 3-4 minutes (if that) is a God-given talent. Lavinia is a beautiful person inside and out and I (along with everyone that was at the party) will be in contact for future events. Oh and her balloon twisting abilities?! Ah-MAZ-INGG. She made a life-size motorcycle that my 3 year old daughter was able to actually step into and drive around the party with. Great quality work you will NOT REGRET. I PROMISE!!!! More...


Wanda Montalvo

24 May 2018

Booked her for several special occasions over the years. Absolutely the most talented and professional face painter and balloon artist on Staten Island. Gotta Go to Art by Lavinia


Crista Mazziotta

24 May 2018

I had lavinia come paint at my daughters first birthday. I was referred by a friend on social media and saw her work. It is even more impressive in person!!! She's organized , timely and wonderful with the kiddies! Just about everyone asked for her info!!! The venue also asked for her info to pass out because she's simply amazing!!! Can't wait to use her again!!! More...


Rosemarie R.

5 October 2014

Lavinia is the best! She is so talented, fast and unique! I have never seen anything like her work before. She did my sons 5th bday today and everyone was floored by her performance. She is professional, TALENTED and seriously great at what she does. This isn't your average balloon art and face paint! I only wish I wasn't in a rush hosting the party so I could have gotten more body art! Lavinia, you are truly amazing. Thank you so much for making my sons bday fantastic! More...


I love that it allows me to be constantly creative. Since I don't use pre-designed boards I never know what an adult or child may ask for. I get to think on my toes and come out with my own creative interpretation.

Back in 2011 I was working as an admissions counselor and was laid. I saw it more as an opportunity to start something new and not as a set back. I dabbled in just face painting and tried my hand at one balloon animals (wasn't a fan). I went to a Clown Convention that September and took 2nd place in their face painting competition. I also learned that balloons didnt have to just be a plain dog after I took Robbie Furman's class... That's when I fell in love.
I was excited that I could be more colorfully creative with the balloons and the love affair hasn't ended since.

I love what I do. Not only do I get to have fun every weekend working different events but I also get to be on the receiving end of the best smiles. From the loving sweet request of a child to a crazy ridiculous request from an adult. My brush knows no boundaries and my balloons can entertain all ages.