How It Works

Before the event, I will discuss with the couple their idea for the painting, if there is a specific moment they would like to capture, or specific people they want to see in the painting. This can be done by phone or email. I will arrive early on the day. I bring my own equipment and don’t need extra tables, chairs or lighting. So you don’t have to worry about another to-do on an already busy day. For evening weddings I do need access to an electrical outlet for my light. Before guests arrive I will set up and start laying out the background elements of the setting on the canvas. By the time the guests arrive, they can already see the painting developing.

Being that there will be many special moments happening thoughout tonight, I will take many photographs for reference on what to include in the painting. At some point, I will decide what works together best to create one seamless composition.

Your vision will be more clearly defined when brought back to my private studio for touch-ups. Color and contrasts get deepened and distilled to create a cohesive composition, with a special focus on the bride and groom and interesting groupings of guests. Also, I have creative license to add or subtract whatever I want from a scene, giving me the ability to capture the essence of the whole evening in one painting. Most live event paintings that go back to the studio for touch-ups will be completed within 2-4 weeks of the event. I will work on it until I am sure you will be thrilled with it. When completed, I will send you a digital image of the painting for final approval. Finally, we will make arrangements regarding delivery to you.

Peter will travel to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, family reunions, and corporate events, capturing the action in a live painting. Each painting serves as both entertainment for guests and a lasting memento of your special day.

Committed to the highest artistic standards when painting your event, he will work with you both before and after the event to ensure that the process is smooth, and the final product is something you will treasure forever!The demand for live event painting is high, so I always recommend you book as soon as possible. Some couples book up to 2 years in advance. June and October are the most popular times. A 50% deposit and signed contract secures your date!