What are the benefits of live event artwork?
There are few things more wonderful in life than celebration, and paintings can beautifully capture these special moments. Together, live event paintings create a memorable and unique experience for everyone. Guests can enjoy a moment of quiet entertainment as they watch the painting form, while you get to take home a one-of-a-kind art piece. Although photographers and videographers can capture the movements of an event, I believe paintings can capture the essence and passion of the beautiful, fleeting moments.
Live Event Artwork Process
Prior to the event, you are encouraged to share any specific preferences for the painting – you may choose to have the reception, ceremony, or bridal bouquet painted. On the day of the event, I will arrive at the location about an hour early to set up my easel and paints. I then will begin with a loose composition before guests arrive and continue to develop more detail of the entire atmosphere - from guests to decorations. As you and your guests dance the night away, the painting comes to life with another layer of dimension added every hour.
Set up consists of a portable wooden easel, acrylic or oil paints, mason jars and brushes, and a basket/bag to hold excess materials. I take precautions to ensure my materials do not clash with the wedding atmosphere.
Every client has unique artistic tastes, so I wish to capture the magic of the event in the style preferred by the client, whether that be realistic, abstract, or a combination of the two. The painting process takes around 4-5 hours. The client will receive one painting incorporating a reflection of the entire event atmosphere.
The final painting can be made into professional canvas prints for family members or "thank you" cards for guests at an additional fee. Following the wedding, the client always has the option for me to take the painting back to my studio in Minneapolis to continue refining details. However, there is an additional hourly charge and shipping costs associated.
Options & Prices
Package costs include all supplies, labor, & processing fees
Canvas prints may incur additional shipping fees
25% non-refundable deposit required for booking
Travel fee = $1.00/mile from Minneapolis, MN
Hotel fee (if further than 1 hour from Minneapolis) = $200 for hotel stay
International travel not currently available
Live Event Custom Artwork
11" x 14" Canvas - $700
16" x 24" Canvas - $800
18" x 24" Canvas - $900
24" x 36" Canvas - $1,000
30" x 40" Canvas - $1,500
48" x 60" Canvas - $2,000
12" x 16" Canvas - $80
16" x 20 Canvas - $90
Custom Invitation, Thank You Cards, or Stationery - $3/each