Owner Bio

Art for Your Head! Owner Biography

Mott Leonino has been in the Entertainment Business for over 30 years.
She trained in Costume, Masks, & Millinery at Morgan’s Studios for 10 years,
Extensively involved with Mardi Gras Events, Halloween Costumes, Dickens on the Strand, Masquerade Balls, Black Tie Extravaganzas, Themed Events and Private Parties.
 Mott worked as Wardrobe Mistress & Dresser for Ward & Ames Productions, Mitzy Gaynor, University of Texas Alumni shows, Bass Concert Hall, Paramount Theater, and “I.A.T.S.E.”
 ( International Association of Theatrical Employees).

Productions include: Guys & Dolls, 42nd Street, Greater Tuna, Kitaro, Bryan Ferry and  The Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Mott is a Professional Artist & Events Coordinator, hired for many Corporate Events, Company Picnics, Private Parties, Festivals, Grand Openings, & Children’s Celebrations..

Creative Artwork for Noteworthy Events & Festivals including:

Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid, One World Music Festival, Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting, Downtown Austin Alliance, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Old Settler’s Music Festival, ACL Fest, The Salt Lick, Shady Springs Party Barn, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Pecan Street Fest, The Austin Cup, Spamarama ,Eeyore’s Birthday Party, Splash!, GSD&M, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Austin Children’s Museum, and International Festivals. Mott  & Art For Your Head have been featured on YNN / News 8 Austin , in local & international newspapers . Mott also has Published Artwork in Sports Illustrated Magazine  for a patriotic advertisement for   The Olympics!

Artistic Accomplishments include:

Masks, Headdresses, Costumes, Face & Body Painting Creations for various musicians,including Todd Rundgren, Bernie Worrell , Bootsy Collins ,Gary Cooper , Belita Woods, and other members of  “Parliament Funkadelic” musical group for numerous Concerts Worldwide.These include: “One World Music Festival”, “South by Southwest Music Conference”, The Music Hall, “Woodstock Festival ‘99”, and several Overseas concert venues.

Mott Leonino Designed & Constructed the Silver Velvet “Neptunian Octopus Cape” worn by George Clinton at his Induction Ceremony into “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”. The incomparable *Prince* inducted George,along with Parliament Funkadelic, & Bootsy Collins at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

This event was photographed by AP Press worldwide, published in various newspapers & Televised on “VH1” & “MTV”.

Overseas Accomplishments include:

Apprenticeship at “Tragicomica” Mask Shop in Venice, Italy, learning the Ancient Tradition of Papier Mache’ Mask making techniques. Other duties included Artwork, Sales and Set Decoration at a famous Palace on the Grand Canal for their annual Masquerade Ball for Carnavale Venezia.

Mott  participates in various face painting ,body art classes ,workshops & conventions in USA, Canada & Europe, including  “The World Body Painting Competition” in Seeboden & Klagenfurt, Austria.

She has painted in several Famous Squares & Venues including San Marcos Square in Venice. Mott continues to paint in Amsterdam & other European cities for public and private events.

Bookings Available for Mott Leonino & Many More Talented Performers & Artists.

(512) 442-3167