A Live painting of your wedding
All your favorite people - In the same place, at the same time... If that doesn't deserve to be a painting, I don't know what does!
If you're planning a wedding and looking for a unique way to make your celebration even more memorable, consider a live event painting. Wow your guests with an artist on site capturing the energy and memory of your special day. Guests will love to watch the masterpiece come to life throughout your celebration, and you'll end up with a one-of-a-kind work of art that can be cherished for generations
A Completely Unique wedding Gift
Are you looking for a special wedding gift unlike any other? Commission a live wedding paintING as a gift for the bride and groom!
This also makes for a totally unique and memorable wedding gift – Add some extra energy and entertainment to the reception, AND give the bride and groom an original, personalized work of art. Your gift will stand out unlike anything else they receive that day!
The best day of your life deserves to be a work of art!
What to Expect
My setup doesn’t take up much room – a 4x4ft area is usually enough. I’ll bring an easel, a small table for supplies, easel lamp if necessary and of course a large piece of black fabric to cover and protect the floor.
I like to arrive about 2 hours before the event begins so I can get a feel for the environment before I start painting. I'll settle on the composition and begin painting in the background first. As guests start to arrive, I start adding them in too! I love engaging and talking with interested guests as I am working, so feel free to let your guests know they don’t have to be shy!
If there is a specific point in the day/evening you particularly want portrayed, just let me know.
My goal is to capture the energy and memory of your wedding celebration and immortalize it in a work of art that you will cherish for generations!
After I've painted for a few hours with the guests present, I make sure the painting is safely transported back to my studio for touch ups and any requested customization. I like to spend extra time in my studio painting a more detailed portrait of the bride and groom. Depending on the size of the painting and detail involved in the studio work, I'm typically ready to deliver the completed painting 3-4 weeks following the wedding.
Q. Are you available for destination weddings/travel?
A. Yes! Additional travel fees are involved, but yes I am willing and happy to travel to paint your wedding.
Q. How does payment work?
A. I ask for 50% payment up front to secure your date (no later than 1 month prior to your wedding). The remaining 50% is due upon delivery of your completed painting.
Q. Will I need to frame my painting?
A. You can if you want to, but you don't have to. I use gallery wrapped heavy duty canvas and make sure to continue the painting around the 1.5in thick edges so your painting is ready to hang as soon as you you receive it!
Q. How long does it usually take for my painting to be completed?
A. Depending on the size and amount of detail involved, I'm typically ready to deliver your completed painting 2-3 months following the day of your wedding.
Q. Will you bring my painting to me when it's finished or do I have to pick it up?
A. I will bring the painting to you (or ship it if necessary). I'm very flexible and can bring it directly to your home or meet at a different location according to your preference.
Q. What size Canvases do you offer?
A. I have five standard sizes to choose from, but custom sizes are available upon request:
18in x 24in
24in x 30in
24in x 36in
30in x 40in
36in x 48in
Q. If my date is no longer available, can you create a painting from a photograph?
A. Yes, I do create in studio paintings in a very similar style to my live event paintings. I know it's not quite the same, but if you have a photo or photo(s) from your wedding that you would like to be used to create a painting, this is definitely the next best thing!