Frequently Asked Questions
Currently 3 sizes:
I also offer custom sizes. My goal is to create a beautiful work of art for each size.
What mediums do you paint in?
I offer the choice of Oils or Watercolor. Oil being the classical painting medium of the Old Masters.
How long does it take to finish the painting?
The total time depends on the type of event, painting medium and size of the painting. Normally, 5-6 hours. I start before the main event. I paint in the background first. I sketch and paint through the main event. I finish painting before the end of the event. The finished painting can be displayed on an easel! This is different from other live painters who only start the painting on location and then finish it in their studio. My live paintings are truly “live”.
What kind of event can you paint?
I can paint almost any event. For weddings, I offer the choice of painting ceremony, reception, or both.
Where do you travel?
I am based in Raleigh, NC and travel easily to Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Of course, if you are in the United Kingdom, I will gladly go there ~ I will travel internationally to you anywhere in the world.
What is unique about your particular service?
- I am an award-winning full-time visual artist
- My live paintings are truly “live”: started and finished at the event!
- I employ all the elements of fine art: composition, tonal design, drawing, color scheme and brushstrokes
- I use artist-quality archival materials so that your painting doesn’t fade. All of my painting materials are non-toxic.
- I sketch important moments in pencil and use my sketches for reference when finishing the paintings.
- I have minimal needs when painting on location and just need space to setup my easel. I carry everything I need and am also flexible with where I set up and can still create the painting that is envision
- I am always seeking ways to get better. I study alla prima masters and I am always sketching from life.
- I am unobtrusive and am happy to chat with event guests to answer curious questions. But, I do not create a spectacle that will take away from the event.
What are your prices?
Pricing is based on location and number of and size of paintings
How do I book you for my wedding?
Please fill out my contact us form and I will connect with you within 48 hours of receipt.