Green Tree woman is makeup artist to the stars
Patty Bell of Green Tree began her career as a young model and then got her start as a makeup artist thanks to her neighbor, Judy McKenzie, who was a Ralph Lauren Cosmetics representative.
Bell began working in a department store where she was “discovered” and then hired for a commercial by director Glenn Przyborski.
This led to state licensing as an esthetician and training to be a certified airbrush makeup artist.
A member of Pittsburgh's Makeup Artist Association, the New York Hair and Makeup Union, Pittsburgh Professional Women, and Pittsburgh Women in Film and Media, she also devotes time to the American Cancer Society's “Look Good, Feel Better” program.
She has worked on photo shoots for national companies that are based in Pittsburgh, such as American Eagle, Rue 21, Modcloth and Dick's Sporting Goods. She also does makeup for appearances by sports teams such as those recently involved with the Stanley Cup playoffs, CBS Sports, Monday Night Football, ESPN and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
She is most proud of working on a life-changing TV show called “Makeover Pittsburgh.”
She has traveled to Nova Scotia to work on a large ad campaign with Sidney Crosby.
She has met President Barack Obama. She has worked on CNN with Vice President Joe Biden who, when she told him that her mother was a big fan, picked up the telephone and actually called her mother, thanking her for her support.
She was one of the makeup artists for the films “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Other celebrities she has worked with include Joan Rivers, Drew Carey, Ted Nugent, Amy Adams, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Namath and Mario Lemieux.
“My favorite thing is to teach women how to look their very best,” Bell said.
Although most of her work is on location, she has now opened a studio in Green Tree and offers bridal consultations and private makeup lessons.
Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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