Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA July 3rd 1991, Angela began drawing obviously more than the average child as soon as she could physically handle the pencils. She drew family portraits in graphite at the age of 8 with her first commissions of a near professional quality performed for others at the age of 10. Charcoal works as a teenager were impressive even to professional artists. Urged to pursue success in a more lucrative field through academics, and coached to leverage her athletic prowess to ensure academic opportunities, drawing beyond architecture assignments was halted. But the love for it lingered in her veins. She became a nationally renowned track and field athlete in high school, earning a multitude of scholarships from which to choose. Suffering a severe concussion in a hurdles accident gravely complicated her collegiate junior year in 2011. Her athletic ability and academic performance was adversely affected just long enough to lose her scholarship. While suffering depression, she returned to self-expression through drawing and began to more fully explore her previously suppressed love for modeling. As an aspiring model interested in artistic projects, Angela explored cast calls and contacted many photographers and artists. One photographer in particular recognized her uncommon artistic potential and introduced her to the world of fine body art and special effects makeup in 2012. Her transition from drawing skills on two-dimensional media to painting on the dynamic human form quickly evolved if not erupted. World-wide attention led to the encouragement and mentorship of some of the world's most recognized body art talents. Although ill and unhappy with her first World Bodypainting Festival performance, she learned much from the experience about the art, the artists, and herself. Angela rebounded with a sweeping win of the New Orleans regional RAW Natural Born Artist competition, and was announced the U.S. National winner as Makeup Artist of the Year in 2014. Her love for the art and learning continues, with potential limits unknown.
Above: (Leonardo da Vinci Tribute 2012) Model Cully Firmin.
Above: Angela's billboard in New York City, Times Square. ***See some of her publications here***
Above: First time modeling Body Paint by artist Tiffany Becklar from South Carolina(12hr application). Modeling Portfolio: www.ModelAngelaRoberts.com
Above: Angela performing in the heptathlon- long jump, high jump, shot put, 800 meter dash in college. She performed in the 4x400, 4x100, Triple Jump(39'8), and Long Jump(18'9), at Alfred M. Barbe High School. In high school, she was a nationally renowned 4X track & field state champion.
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