Susie Gray Uphues, Dallas Makeup Artist

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yesterday, I had the privlidge of working with one of my favorite County & Western singers when I was growning up in the counrty...Janie Frickie...I worked on one of her CDs a couple of years ago...but yesterday, she invited me out to her home to do some promo shoots with one of my all time favorite photographers Kevin Brown www.kevinbrownphoto.com. He & I go way back to our hometown of Hugo Okla!! His assistant is the son of a hot girl I went to school with as well...Zac Switzer...small world I live and work in....anyway....so much fun to work the Janie...I'll post the real photos soon!!! video
One of my all time favorite songs she did was...."It ain't easy being Easy"....
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You can also reach me by phone: 214-455-6512

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Welcome to Susie Gray's Home Page

food and wine ad Hi, I'm Susie.  I am a professional Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist serving  Dallas, TX and surrounding areas. I have traveled all over the world doing makeup. After eight years as an in- house artist for Neiman Marcus, I left to become a "freelance artist". That was thirteen years ago.I was lucky back then to be  be personally trained by Bobbi Brown before leaving for London on tour for her . Bobbi taught me how to do "beautiful makeup" and recognized my talent as an artist. Hand chosen by Bobbi to be on the elite "beauty team", I was one of only 12 artists who traveled the globe as a "feature artist" and attended boot camp (an intense training session ) in New York.  

My ultimate goal was reached however when I signed with "The Campbell Agency" and began fashion and commercial shoots with local photographers as well as photographers from New York, Miami, LA, Nashville, etc. One of the highlights was getting my first Magazine cover for D and opening a National mag, Food and Wine, and seeing an ad I had worked on in Mexico! My greatest experience however was traveling to India to do makeup for a wedding in the beautiful town of Kashmir, only open to tourists for a couple of years due to the turmoil there. I felt like Aladdin on a magic carpet ride.

          I think the most  nervous I have ever been doing makeup was for my on wedding! I married the man of my dreams in Beaver Creek Co. and became Susie Gray Uphues in '05. After years of doing bridal makeup I was finally the Bride!! Being creative is sometimes  not always a blessing as I wore many designer hats for my wedding.I designed my own dress..did all the flowers and of course my makeup!! It was the happiest day of my life!..

           I think the most "fun" I've had as an artist was participating in the Body Art Ball (see pictures below) and having my work of "art" come to life.  My "Patriot " took 10 hours to paint and was the most detailed...my "Pimp" the next year and won The People's Choice award and an award for best design. A local producer made a film about the artists of the Body Art Ball and it played at the Magnolia during the Texas Film Festival that year.  After the film the producers saw that I was there and introduced me to the crowd who stood and clapped...that was pretty cool. I love what I do!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Polo Fashion

What a fun shoot this was!!! Being a rancher's daughter I was thrilled when I was contacted to do a shoot in some Stables out in Rockwall!!! Rebecca Hargraves was the stylist and genius behind the theme...I loved it!!!

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And I know...sometimes I have to be the "groomer" on models like the cutie below...my Dad never had ranch hands that looked like that!!!  " I need some help over here!!
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
CD Covers :

      Some of the best times ever as a makeup artist is when I get a random call to do a shoot that is completely out of the ordinary... one such time was to shoot a CD cover...my first was Rebecca Henricks.  www.rebeccahenricks.com ..shot by  Kevin Jairaj  www.kjimages.com  We shot this on some railroad tracks out off I35...I loved Kevin's artistic eye...

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Later I got a call to do another CD cover for a new up and coming Rock Band...my agent was a little afraid that I  be offended that it was out in the boonies and with some pretty scrouly guys...I laughed and said...I'm in...see, I grew up in the country so any time I can  get back there and still be creative is awesome!! We shot the next CD cover in Sulphur Springs and the guys could not have been nicer...I know I say I love my job all the time..but believe it or not...trying to dodge the cow paddies in the fields made me feel right at home..

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The next picture ended up being the cover for the CD Fair to Midland...I wish I could take credit for coming up with the idea to put the guys in the pond...but it was genius...and the photographer (from LA ) wanted to catch the sundown...it was an incredible shot...

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And then along comes  Winslow...what a breath of fresh air!!! Not only is she beautiful and talented...she is also smart and so sweet...what an honor it was to work on her first  cover and publicity shots...she and her Mom had some great ideas as to what they wanted and it was so fun to bring those ideas to life!! Bode Helm was the photographer and he found some old cars that were perfect to shoot by...everything just kind of fell into place that day....

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Photographer: Bode Helm www.bodehelm.com  

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Lifestyle/Photographer: Troy House, New York

       OK, this shoot was definitely one of my all time favorites...being a country girl myself...we shot at a very upscale property called Escondido... a new development in Horseshoe Bay (outside of Austin)...all I can say is "WOW"....Troy has an incredible eye and more than anything...a great sense of humor..We shot for four days and I know we got some incredible stuff, but one of the hardest things as a makeup artist is actually getting copies of what I do...especially when you work with an out of town photographer who is super busy...it's months before anything is available, and then when it is...they have already moved on and busy on another project....oh well...

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