Being raised in the arts by her father, Stephen Shortridge, a nationally acclaimed artist, Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel followed in her father’s footsteps and became a professional artist in 2005 selling her fine art in galleries from California to Florida.

Hoping to offer her creativity beyond the traditional canvas she decided to apply her skills in fine art to the human canvas and that’s when her business True Life Canvas was formed. Hayley received her certification in permanent cosmetics from Permanent Cosmetique International based in San Francisco, California established in 1989.

Hayley’s specialty is recreating aureola’s on reconstructed breasts, an unusual skill that brings confidence and wholeness back to those who have undergone mastectomies.

You can find Stephen on Instagram with his latest works @stephenshortridgeart

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