LIVE EVENT PAINTING
Priceless Entertainment & Keepsake
You will never forget your special event with it transformed into an original fine art painting to hang on your wall.
How it Works
Prior to your event we will have a consultation where we can go over the details of your event, and your vision for your work of art. I can easily accommodate requests for specific color palettes and which moment(s) you wish to capture in your painting!
On the day of the event I will arrive 1-3 hours early to set up and possibly begin painting the background. I provide everything I need to paint, so you do not have to concern yourself with extra tables, etc.
I will continue to paint throughout the event, capturing the atmosphere of the event through color and form, highlighting the most important people and details of your party all while enrapturing guests as I work.
Most pieces are finished before the end of the event. Once the performance ends, I will clean up, leaving the venue spotless.
If you want to take your finished painting the same night you may, otherwise I will carefully transport it to my studio and we can arrange pick up or delivery at your convenience. For the occasional work that is not finished at the event, I will paint the finishing touches in my studio.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does it cost?
Average pricing ranges from $1500 - $3,000 and is based on the location of the event, the size of the canvas, the popularity of the event date, and the day of the week. A 25% non refundable deposit is due upon booking to secure your event.
Additional fees may apply depending on the location of the event and the date. Please contact me for a price sheet with detailed package information.
What size is the painting?
Sizes vary for each package, ranging from 16"x20" to 36"x36", with custom sizing available. Remember, the larger the canvas, the easier it is to watch me paint! Canvases are of high quality to ensure you will have an heirloom to pass on to future generations. All canvases are gallery wrapped (the sides are thicker, completely covered in canvas, and staple free), and I will paint the edges so they look just as clean hanging unframed as they do hanging framed.
What kind of paint do you use?
I primarily paint in high quality acrylic on well crafted pre-stretched canvas.
How long does a live painting take?
I am onsite for a live painting for 5 hours. I typically arrive about an hour before guests to set up and begin the background of the painting. During the event, you will see the painting come alive as I fill in yourself and your guests.
When will my painting be finished?
Most paintings are able to be finished at the event!
However, I offer to bring the painting home for for touch ups. We then coordinate drop off/pick up or shipping with the client as needed. I try to finish paintings as soon as possible when I take them home to the studio, but depending on touch up requests I like to say it could take 1-3 Months to be safe.
Are you able to travel?
I will travel and paint all around the world. I am based in New York City, so if your event is over a one hour commute that is when Travel and Accommodations will be added at a reasonable price.
What do you need the day of the event?
I need access to an electrical outlet to plug in my lighting for darker rooms, and I need shelter from the elements if outdoors. For health and safety, an artist's space at least 10' x 10' is needed. When choosing where to place my performance in the room, please keep in mind that I need a clear line of sight to the action, free from obstructions like DJ speakers or architectural elements like pillars, and that you will want your guests to be able to see me work as well. I will also need some water for my cup. Other than that I’m all set!
What style do you paint in?
My goal as the artist is to capture the mood of your event on canvas, and to entertain your guests. You will already have countless photos giving you a photo- realistic rendering of your day. In contrast my paintings have a dreamlike quality, painted in an expressive and colorful impressionistic style. It's best represented by examples in my gallery. Identifiable features like hair color and clothing will make the central people stand out, but the faces of guests will be painted more loosely to bring the viewer's eye back to the central people and generate a feeling of movement in the painting.
What scenes do you paint?
I can paint any scene you want, but I often put together different moments of the event into one cohesive space.
If you are having a wedding and your ceremony and reception are in two different locations I can start in the first location and pack up and relocate to the reception, so guests can still watch me paint. I may snap some photos of my own as reference but I promise to do so respectfully.
Can I have certain family or friends in the painting?
Each painting will focus on the most important people. Clients can specify other family and friends whose likeness they would like to have in the painting in a looser style
Do you paint from photos are from life?
The painting is painted from life but I also snap some quick photos during the event for reference as the scene shifts and for if touch ups or requested after the event.
I will also paint from photos for Client's whose event has already happened, but would like to have a painting.
Could you paint a loved one or a special symbol to represent someone who has passed away in the live painting?
I would be honored. I am fully flexible to work with you to make this picture as perfect as possible. I could paint your loved one how you imagine them there or something to represent them. Whatever works for you, works for me.
Does the artwork come framed?
All of my paintings can be hung as is, but they do not come with a frame.
Do you do other events besides weddings?
Absolutely! I can paint other events such as cooperate events, fundraisers, bar mitzvas, quinceaneras, etc...
Do you paint LGBTQ and BIPOC weddings?
Of course I do. I am an inclusive wedding vendor and here to celebrate all weddings. No matter your gender, sexuality, religion, or race.
Are you insured?
I currently have no business liability insurance, so if a venue requires vendors to be insured there may be a conflict in hiring me.
Do you allow rescheduling event dates for emergencies?
I do my best to accommodate rescheduled dates if I am available, however I book up many months in advance (sometimes years) so I can't guarantee availability. There is also an additional fee to reschedule because once your date is booked I hold it just for you and decline business for any other inquiries on your date.
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