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What is Live Event Painting?

Live wedding painting is a unique and memorable way to capture the magic of your wedding day. It involves hiring an artist to paint a live portrait of the couple during a live reception, creating a one-of-a-kind artwork that captures the atmosphere, colors, and emotions of the day.


Investing in a live wedding painting is a great way to add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your wedding celebration, while also creating a meaningful piece of art that you can display in your home and share with your loved ones. It's a beautiful and lasting reminder of the love and joy that you and your partner shared on your wedding day.

How Does the Process Work?

During the live painting process, the artist, Ryan, will arrive at the wedding venue a few hours early to set up, take some reference photos with the couple, and pre-paint before the guests arrive.


During this time, Ryan will paint the beginning stages of the portrait, allowing him to capture the atmosphere and feel of the space. While the goal is to complete the painting by the end of the party, some finishing touches may be required at Ryan's studio.


The end result is a beautiful and personalized piece of art that captures the magic and emotion of your wedding day, providing you with a cherished keepsake that you can display in your home and enjoy for years to come.

White Wedding Altar

Ryan's Artistic Style

Ryan is an oil painter who has been specializing in portraits for 7 years. His artistic style is a blend of impressionism and expressionism, with a strong focus on harmony and color. He has an eye for color combinations that work well together, and he skillfully uses this to convey the mood and emotion of his subjects.


Overall, Ryan's portraits come alive with vibrant hues that capture the essence of his subjects. His dedication to his craft shines through in every piece he creates, and his willingness to take risks has led him to become an accomplished artist with a unique perspective.

Step-By-Step Guide:
Live Wedding Painting

Details and FAQ's


1. Booking Session
Please use the "Book Now" button to setup a time to discuss your special day's details alongside the packages. You can also email at or fill out the Form on the bottom of this page


2. Deposit
We require a $1,000 non-refundable deposit to set the date in stone. This will confirm Ryan's availability.


3. Questionnaire
You will receive a questionnaire which will help Ryan ensure we are ready to bring your vision to life!

4. Event Painting/Moment Capture
On the day of your event, Ryan will arrive 2 hours early (or the amount of time available) to setup and scout the area for good reference photos. Upon confirmation, we will capture a moment with the wedding couple at the discussed location prior to the ceremony. This will allow Ryan the remainder of the time to work with the reference photos and focus on delivering a detailed painting for the couple.

5. Delivering the Painting
Once the event wraps up, Ryan will have over 75% of the painting done. In some occasions it could be ready to receive following the event. But for an added effect for your lifelong portrait to keep forever, it is highly recommended to allow a week of touchups prior to shipping the painting to you.



How much does a Live Event Painting cost?

Pricing is dependent on numerous factors including painting size, travel distance, and other details.   You can learn more about our three signature painting collections by requesting our full pricing guide here. We are offering paintings starting at $1,200 plus travel and expenses due to a special of Ryan shifting focus to this part of his art career. 


What kind of paint/materials do you use?

Gouache Paint. Gouache paint is a unique medium for event painting, as it fast drying, and results in colorful works of art. It is almost like a mix between oil paints and water colors, except instead of being transparent like water colors it is more opaque.


Do you travel? Where are you located?

Yes, I am open to travel nationally and internationally. Gas, flights, and hotels will be included in the pricing breakdown.

How do you set up? 

I will only require access to an outlet for a light fixture and possible charging station. I bring my easel with some camera attachments for documentation purposes and a tripod. Storage of materials stays neatly in my backpack.


What if my venue will only allow you to arrive an hour early?

I am open to what your venue will allow. Just note that this will most likely require for me to finish up in the studio post ceremony.

Are you insured?

Yes, with coverage for up to $1,000,000 and can provide venue-specific insurance certificates upon request.


Packages Info

Packages are subject to change! Take advantage of the offers today as I am transitioning to the live events painting industry. I have extensive experience with portraits and focus on customizing and capturing the likeness of individuals within my portraits.

Get a Quote

Feel free to fill out this form to receive information on a quote for the event. You can also email me at or book a session above.

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