Meet April Kasper, owner and operator of Body Prints Inc. April is an artist, a friend, and an all-around beautiful soul.
I have been using the human body as a tool since 2004 and find never ending possibilities in this form of artistic expression. I enjoy making paintings specifically catered to people’s personalities and home décor. I look at my paintings as playful portraits, to represent a moment in time, an emotion or theme.
I was born and raised in Southern California and have had the artistic influence of my Mother, Patricia Stout who is a graphic artist my whole life. I am lucky to have a Mother who supported my following Art Studio as a degree and have been influenced by many wonderful peers and instructors along the way. After graduating from Chico State with my Bachelor’s degree in Art Studio, Painting/Ceramics, I moved to the Reno NV area to broaden my horizons in 2006. I enjoy the many different opportunities and entertainment the community provides.
My Body Prints Experience
I recently got to experience making a Body Prints painting with April Kasper. Body Prints offers a one of kind way to create a custom and unique painting to capture a moment in time. April helps guide you in creating a masterpiece that is near and dear to your heart. You don’t have to be an artist to make a Body Prints painting, I am certainly not, but with the help of April and my two little girls, Sophie (3) and Sadie (1), we created a custom painting that captured a beautiful moment in time with my two little girls.
On the day of the experience we arrived at April’s house, where she has a studio set up in her garage. We had previously talked about what I wanted to achieve with my custom painting, and I had decided to feature my little girls in a princess painting. They love princesses, and I wanted to capture them in that light. April and I began to test out colors we had discussed and went straight to work once we had a well-worked game plan. The focus of a Body Prints experience is to use just that, the body. One of the techniques Body Prints uses is a body silhouette. I wanted to use the silhouettes of my little girls for a few reasons. 1. I wanted to document this time in our lives and remember just how little they are. 2. I wanted them to be involved in the experience.
Here is my 3 year old imprinting her silhouette onto the canvas.
Once we had the silhouettes, we started on the detail work.
Here is the final product. I’m absolutely in love with it, because my girls and I created it, but also because it captured a moment in time. A moment I’ll never get back, but now I have it on canvas to look at everyday. The experience was amazing and the result far surpassed my expectations. I’m telling you, if my girls and I can do this with April’s guidance and help, anyone can.
The types of custom unique art from Body Prints, isn’t limited to the experience I had. There are no boundaries. Body Prints Inc. can help you create an awesome, one of a kind, painting that is unique to you. Check out of a few other examples below.
Cherry Blossoms Maternity
Super PK – A child’s body silhouette
Christmas Tree Growth Chart – A grow with me painting (adding a handprint each year)
What a Beautiful Mess – A do over painting (an up cycle option for when the original painting didn’t go as planned.)
He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands – Body silhouette
And here is the best part… Body Prints will be doing a giveaway for a FREE Mini Session.
How to enter the Body Prints Inc. Giveaway
April of Body Prints Inc. will be giving away a FREE Mini Session valued at $100. To enter the give away you must:
1.”Like” the Body Prints Inc. Facebook page
2. Leave a comment on the Reno Moms Blog Facebook post that linked to this page letting us know why you would want this experience and what kind of painting you envision making.
A Message from April Kasper, owner and operator of Body Prints Inc.
I’ve enjoyed artistic expression my whole life and have had that joy nurtured and inspired by many along the way. I’m excited to bring that joy to others; to connect, collaborate and pay forward that inspiration. I can’t wait to guide you on your own Body Prints Experience! Let’s begin mapping out your custom painting for a memory that exceeds your expectations of what you are capable of as a painter and is a reflection of your personal style. Let me show you how fun painting can be!