DF Ireland was set up by San in 2015. San is originally from the Netherlands but moved to Ireland to study Anthropology in 2010. She fell in love with Ireland and an Irishman and decided to settle here.

After working in an office job for several years, San realised it wasn’t for her. When her baby girl was born in 2015 she decided to give in to her creative side and set up DF Ireland.

Starting with face painting for children’s parties, the business quickly grew to also provide face painting for adults, prenatal belly art, workshops and a nail mini spa service.

As of October 2016 her team has expanded. DF Ireland is now always on the look out for new talent. Training budding artists is now a big part of the job.

‘I love what I do… It’s incredibly special to be invited into someone’s home and be part of their special occasion. It is so rewarding and suits my own family life as I get to spend lots of time with my partner and girls.’


The Team



Founder of DF Ireland, face paint enthusiast and mother of three. San studied anthropology at NUI Maynooth. She has always enjoyed many forms of art and so started DF Ireland in 2015. Happy to be able to spend time at home with the kids and do what she loves. And last but not least very proud of her growing team!



A mother of four face paint lovers. She got into face painting when her children asked her to paint their faces for Halloween… and then for their parties… and it really just took off from there! “I love putting a smile on children’s faces!”