“A Day in the Life” with Vancouver Makeup Artist and Abstract Artist Feven Hailu

With immense talent in such a small package, it’s no surprise that Feven Hailu finds expression in so many areas of creativity! A first glance at her paintings is all it takes to be instantly mesmerized by the colours, textures, brush strokes, and depth. A nebula combining abstract to expressionism, in a unique style that is hers alone. Some pieces stretching out over multiple canvases to complete a single theme, it is museum-calibre art that deserves to be seen by the masses.

Also a professional makeup artist, you’ve likely seen her work in music videos, photos, films and television. Taking her work incredibly seriously, she is one of the first on set, ready to make each project the absolute best it can be.

The beauty of her painted works only scratches the surface of her giving, supportive, and cheerful personality. No matter how low one is feeling, a few inspired words and a smile from this genuine lady instantly elevates everyone she comes in contact with. If you could harness the sheer talent, positivity, intelligence and charm of this young lady, you could light up an entire city!

-Written by Robert Takács, personal friend and colleague artist 

Feven Hailu
Growing up in strict African household no one encouraged art except academic support. So I almost forgot how much I loved art until I went to makeup school and painted my first prostatic
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Feven Hailu – unnamed art piece
I also enjoy learning how to DJ. This is me DJing at one of my art show events hosted by Hot Republic
Then end of 2022 I got the idea I might want to get into painting on canvas since I’m good at painting things. Then I did my first ever abstract painting “the perfect blows of colour”
This is a photo taken from one of the live painting gigs I’ve done for ‘Niche eyewear’ new store opening.
Weird Prism by Feven Hailu
Feven Hailu
While school was closed during quarantine in 2020, a friend of mine, gave me an idea to start customizing shoes(Airforce 1s) as it was the hottest trend at the time. Did my first pair, it was a hit!
Feven Hailu
Completed this masterpiece live at the Niche eyewear in less than 1 hr.


Which ’hood are you in?

I am from downtown Granville

What do you do?

I am a professional makeup artist and abstract artist

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on expanding my network and developing myself as an artist.

Where can we find your work?

You can find my work on Instagram, @Fevensart & @Empressmake.up.