I DON'T LIVE NEAR YOU.
CAN YOU STILL PAINT AT MY EVENT?
Yes! I travel throughout the country and internationally.
Additional fees for travel and expenses will be discussed before signing the contract. I usually stay an extra day to ensure I can give you the completed painting with the protection coat to avoid shipping fees.
I'VE ALREADY HAD MY EVENT, CAN YOU STILL CAPTURE IT?
Yes, I would be happy to create a customized painting for you based on professional photographs from your event.
This allows me the flexibility to work at my own pace, without the pressure of performing and completing it in limited time.
Professional photographs also provide a clearer image of the bride and groom than can be experienced at the event, which is a look some clients prefer.
You may choose a size and style that fits your budget. Price varies depending on the size of the canvas.
This is also a good option if you wish to gift someone a painting for a birthday/Christmas/anniversary etc.
WHAT TYPE OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE?
I use only professional acrylic paints and high quality canvases.
The canvas has the edges painted nicely and it is ready to hang right when you get home!
WHY IS ADDITIONAL STUDIO TIME NEEDED?
By the end of the event day, you will probably think the painting is finished. However, just like a photographer goes away and edits photos that's just what I do.
I use extra studio time to enhance more details, make sure the piece is balanced.
Also I have to put two coats of varnish for protection.
MY CEREMONY WILL ONLY BE 30 MINUTES LONG - CAN YOU STILL PAINT IT LIVE?
Since ceremonies are usually so short, it is ideal for me to arrive as early as possible so I can paint the background before the ceremony.
I usually paint as much as I can during the ceremony itself but also take photos for reference.
Following the ceremony, I like to stay for the reception and finish your painting by working from my photos so that guests are able to watch the progress of painting !
If I cannot stay for the reception, then I will finish the painting in my studio based on my photos.
YOU'RE AVAILABLE FOR MY EVENT, NOW WHAT?
Due to a high volume of enquiries, I cannot hold dates.
To officially secure your date, a 25% deposit and a signed contract are required.
Please note that dates book out quickly so I could be available for your date one day, and unavailable the next.
HOW DO WE DECIDE WHAT WE WANT YOU TO PAINT?
Think which moment is the most special or important to you to capture? If it is a wedding day it may be you would like a scene of the first kiss or looking at each other or you would like me to pose you in your favourite spot at the venue.
I will gladly offer you my artist input as to what I think would work best, based on your wishes.
(I’ll only need about 10 minutes to take a few photos of you, usually at the same time the photographer is doing your couple’s shoot).
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY PAINTING BACK AFTER THE EVENT?
After the event day I will bring the painting back to my studio for touchups. Depending on the time of year, and number of hours spent on touch-ups in the studio, your live painting will be made available for pickup within 2-4 weeks of the event date.
You will be informed when your painting is finished, and it can be delivered locally or shipped directly to your front door.
If I travel out of my location for your event (or destination event), I typically stay in your location an extra day to complete the painting, and then arrange a pick up before my flight back.
WILL YOU REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL PROVISIONS FROM THE VENUE?
My setup is minimal and usually does not require assistance from event staff. I supply my own portable easel.
Your site only needs to arrange for a small painting area in advance of my arrival, which need not take up more than approximately 4′ X 6′, indoors or outdoors.
The site also needs to have a nearby power outlet for my lamp, a water source, and a place to dump paint water such as a wash sink.
Also, I will need to set up in a spot that gives me a good view of the scene I will be painting.