Connie and Nick
Union Station, Dallas
Bianca and Richard
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Houston
Maggie and Garrett
Mary Grace and Nicholas
Dallas Country Club
Karly and MIchael
Ritz Carlton, Dallas
M. Perot's Debutante Ball
Dallas Museum of Art
AnaLaura and Connor
Jennifer and Walker, detail
Hyatt Regency - Lost Pines
Natalie and Daniel
Austin Country Club
Lauren and Nate
Elyssa and Nick
Blithewold Mansion, RI
Kelsea and Troy Alexander
Dallas Country Club
Axie and Tony Trahan
Four Seasons, Las Colinas
Sara and Garrett
Houston Country Club
Canon and Tate Sawyer
The Modern, Fort Worth
Alex and Megan
Cohen House, Rice University
Victoria and Chase Daigle
Union Station, Dallas
Morgan and Walker (detail)
Bayou Club, Houston
Lizzie and Joe
Brookhollow Golf Club, Dallas
Modern Luxury Bride Event
Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
Elisa Hill Summers Birthday Party (detail)
Live Event Painting
Live Event Painting is a unique way to capture special occasions on canvas such as weddings, receptions, birthday parties and corporate events. By having an artist at your event, painting the celebration as it unfolds, you add an elegant aspect to your soirée that will leave your guests swooning. I still have many people at each event say they have never heard of this idea and they LOVE it! In addition, you receive a beautiful contemporary impressionist oil painting to treasure for years to come.
What is the Process?
Before a live event painting commission, I discuss with my client the 'scene' they would like painted and its composition, as well as key people they would like included. I arrive at the event early to set up and begin blocking in architectural and design elements, including floral. As guests begin to arrive, I start adding in figures. I paint throughout the evening and take photographs as well, so that I can get a good likeness for the figures in my studio.
I use oil paints as opposed to acrylic or watercolor. Other than tempera or fresco, oil is the oldest, most traditional medium of painting and allows for an exquisite, textured finish. Oil paintings take several days to dry and achieve the most stunning results when applied in layers. In my studio, the first layer from your event will dry and I will add several additional layers and details before it is finished. The first layer painted at your event is beautiful, loose and painterly, covering the entire canvas and could be a finished piece on its own.
Who you decide to include in your painting is completely up to you, but some suggestions are both sets of parents, grandparents, siblings, children in the wedding and some or all members of the wedding party. Many brides are keeping it simple and just including parents and siblings or even just a beautiful portrait of the bride and groom.
I am always open to new ideas, so please don’t hesitate to talk with me about doing something different with your painting. A few ideas could be a beautiful impressionist painting of one of your floral arrangements or bouquet, or a still-life painting of an exquisite table setting at your reception or even something that your guests can get involved with! When incorporating art into your celebration, the sky is the limit!
Live Event Painting Details
Starts at $2350. for 16" x 20" oil painting.
Please call or email for additional sizes and pricing.
Square shapes and gallery wrapped canvases are also available.
- Original oil painting on 100% cotton canvas
- Pre-event meeting or phone consultation
- 5 hours attendance and live painting at your event
- Studio time for drying and several more layers of oil paint and details
- Travel costs within 30 miles of Dallas, Texas
- Shipping and insurance are included, if outside of D/FW area
Notecards and Giclée's available
Once complete, you may choose to have notecards made from your painting. Giclée's or reproductions of your painting are also available. Please call or email for pricing.
I am located in Dallas, Texas however, depending on the date, I may be available to travel. Travel expenses are additional to the package price and may include round-trip airfare from Dallas/Ft. Worth, rental car, and 2 night hotel accommodations.
If the date of the event has already passed, I may be able to work from your photos.
I request a 50% deposit to book your date. The balance is due one week before the event.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-327-6648 for more information or to schedule your event.
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
Outdoor Painters Society
Daily Painters of Texas
National League of American Pen Women