"After recently planning my own wedding, I decided Live Wedding Painting would be the perfect way for me to combine my love of art and my experience as a plein air painter, with my new knowledge about weddings & receptions."
Live Event Painting, and in particular, Live Wedding Painting, is an increasingly popular way to turn a special moment in time into a work of art!
Part performance art and part classical art experience, Live Event Painting harkens back to a time when important events were documented with paintings.
Unlike still photographs or video, a painting can capture your special event as a one-of-a-kind work of art that you will treasure for a lifetime.
After consultation with you about location, timing and other important details, I will attend your special event and capture an agreed upon scene in an oil or acrylic painting.
All supplies (including canvas, paint, easel and lighting), as well as set up and clean up is included.
Because the easel and canvas do not take up much space, set up at a non-intrusive location is possible at most events.
Although the painting will be started at your event, the project will take a number of hours to complete, and that finishing process will be done at my studio.
In most cases, the finished painting can be delivered in 3-4 weeks. If desired, draft photos can be shared during the finishing process so that you can suggest alterations before the piece is completed.
If a Live Wedding Painting won't work at your event, or if your ceremony has already occurred, consider commissioning a Painting from a Photo!
A Collaborative Painting can be thought of as a visually inspiring guest book. It is a single canvas that all of your guests contribute to during your wedding reception or other special event.
Through this interactive experience, guests are encouraged to paint whatever design or mark they wish on the canvas.
At the end of the event, I will take the canvas and finish it in my studio, connecting all the individual elements into an overall, cohesive design.
After meeting an artist that specializes in Collaborative Painting, I immediately recognized the appeal of this activity and decided to feature a Collaborative Painting for guests at my own wedding.
In leading this activity for others, I'm able to tap into my 20+ years of experience as an art educator, teaching at schools in Illinois, Nevada and Virginia.
Live Event Painting and Collaborative Painting are not just for weddings!
There are many events that you can make extra special with a painting, including:
It’s an experience that both you and your guests will love as an original way to capture and document a special moment!
Pricing for Live Event Painting and live Collaborative Painting varies based on parameters including event location, canvas size, time, and other details, but usually ranges from $800 to $2,500.
However, because I am new to this industry, I am offering clients a discount on normal prices for a limited time. Contact me to learn more!