Live Wedding Painting

THE EXPERIENCE & INVESTMENT

WHAT IS LIVE WEDDING PAINTING?

 

Live Wedding Painting is the a unique and entertaining wedding event service where an artist creates a painting on site as the event unfolds.

 

SHOULD I HIRE A LIVE PAINTER?

 

Do you enjoy art museums and collecting meaningful pieces? Or are you a family member or friend wanting to give a meaningful gift to the special couple? Then look no further than hiring a Live Wedding Painter! Historically, paintings have been the primary method of preserving moments…so why not preserve your beautiful moment? Live Wedding Painting will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests that will gift you with a curated piece for years to come. 

MY WORK AT A GLANCE

 

Every piece is designed to reflect the ambiance of the moment. With my paint brush in hand, I aim to illustrate the beauty of all that is the day that you have spent years dreaming about.

Noliee & Cody

Alexis & Preston

Alicia & Matt

WHY NICOLE RENEE FINE ART?

 

If you are looking for a classy guest experience where a professional artist turns details into memories, then look no further than Nicole Renee Fine Art. To confirm your wedding date’s availability and to inquire about the investment please click “Book Now.” 

PACKAGE DETAILS

  • Your choice of a painted portrait scene from your first look, ceremony or reception reflecting the bride and groom 
  • Detailed communication session prior to event
  • 5+ hours of live painting by Nicole at the event 
  • Paintings are completed using professional-grade golden open acrylic paint on a 2 inch gallery-wrapped canvas.
  • Paintings are made via the layering method. The painting is not fully completed at the event, but finished with more detail in studio for 15+ hours after the event.
  • Mount installed for hanging completed painting + protective satin varnish applied to completed painting to preserve art for a lifetime.
  • Free Studio Pick Up or Delivered within 6 weeks after wedding

TRAVEL

HOW DO I BRING YOUR SERVICES TO MY VENUE?

I am based in Northwest Arkansas and will travel anywhere in the world to paint your love! Travel is complimentary for weddings that are local to NWA. If your venue is outside of NWA, I travel for $50.00 an hour up to 3.5 hours round trip. If you are still searching for a fabulous venue, some of my favorite Northwest Arkansas wedding venues are Osage House, Sassafras Vineyard and the Kindred Barn. These beautiful spaces will not disappoint!

 

INVESTMENT

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A LIVE ARTIST?

The investment for a live wedding painting typically starts around $2,000. If you are considering hiring a live painter, research would prove this be your starting place. Pricing depends on a few things: type of supplies, artist’s experience level, travel costs and if the artist is in high demand. Since my calendar fills up quickly, I choose to offer a variety of packages for my brides. Click the Book Now button to learn more about my unique packages.

ARTISTIC STYLE EXPECTATIONS

After you book, we connect over a phone call where we dream together about all that your painting will be. Then, comes the BIG DAY! First, I study the room, then I capture everything from your glowing smile to the lace in your dress to your gorgeous floral arrangements that make your day so captivating. Using my impressionistic style with a touch of realism, my work offers my clients a soft and whimsical painting. I use professional golden open acrylic paint and seal the artwork with a satin varnish. After the exciting reveal at your wedding, I take your painting to my studio for fine tuning. Aligning with your vision is very important to me. Please take the time to study my previous paintings to see if I am the right artist for your event. I can’t wait to celebrate you!

LIVE WEDDING PAINTING FAQs

What is required to book you for my event?

Once we confirm that I am available for your date, I will send you a service agreement. A signed service agreement and completed retainer deposit will secure your date on my calendar. 

Will you finish my painting on site?

By the end of your event, your painting will be revealed, but not completely finished. After your event, I will bring the painting back to my studio to fine-tune and complete it with satin varnish and ready for a free pick up or delivery within 6-8 weeks after your wedding date. 

Where are you located? Can you travel to my venue?

I am based in Northwest Arkansas, and will travel anywhere to paint at your event. After I receive your inquiry, I will share the exact travel costs with you. 

What type of material do you use?

I use professional open acrylics on gallery-wrapped canvas and seal the painting with a satin varnish.

Will you require any special provisions from my venue?

My setup is minimal and does not require assistance from event staff. Your site coordinator only needs to arrange for a small 4’ x 6’ space for my easel. 

Where will you paint during my wedding?

For Live Wedding Paintings, if I paint your ceremony, I will travel to your reception and continue painting there. If you request to have your first dance painted, I will either start at your cocktail hour or reception.

What is required to book you for my event?

Once we confirm that I am available for your date, I will send you a contract and booking invoice. A signed contract and completed retainer payment will secure your date on my calendar. Next, we will schedule a call to talk about your custom painting! 

Will you finish my painting on site?

By the end of your event, you will see a mostly completed painting! After your event, I will bring the painting back to my studio to fine tune and complete it with satin varnish and have it safely shipped or ready for pickup within 6 weeks of your wedding date. 

Where are you located? Can you travel to my venue?

Travel is free of charge for local venues to Northwest Arkansas where I am a preferred vendor. Travel costs are determined upon receiving your inquiry form. 

What type of material do you use?

I use professional open acrylics on thick, gallery-wrapped canvas and seal the painting with a satin varnish.

Will you require any special provisions from my venue?

My setup is minimal and does not require assistance from event staff. Your site coordinator only needs to arrange for a small 4’ x 6’ space for my easel. Also, I will need to set up in a spot that gives me a good view of the scene I will be painting.

Where will you paint during my wedding?

For Live Wedding Paintings, if I paint your ceremony, I will travel to your reception and continue painting there. If you request to have your first dance painted, I will either start at your cocktail hour or reception.

Post Wedding Painting

Did you know that I also offer Studio Commission Wedding Paintings? If I am unavailable for your wedding date this is the perfect solution. This alternative to my live entertainment still captures all the beauty of your special day and gives your the opportunity to select your favorite moments to create the scene.

LIVE WEDDING PAINTING GALLERY

LIVE WATERCOLOR GUEST ILLUSTRATIONS

Nicole Renee Fine Art offers a Live Watercolor Guest Illustration Package. Inquire today to learn about to how to get this unique entertainment and the sweetest gift for your guests at your wedding or event.

PACKAGE DETAILS

What does a Live Watercolor Guest Illustration Package include?

  • Detailed communication session prior to event
  • 5 hours of live painting by Nicole at the event
  • Each 6×8″ painting is completed using professional-grade watercolors on professional cold pressed watercolor paper.
  • Each sketch takes 8-9 minutes allowing the artist to draw a significant number of guests at a very competitive pace. 
  • Gift ready, hand stamped and placed a clear slip cover 

Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
Emilee Mlakar
2023-08-24
I reached out to Nicole (very late notice) to paint a special piece that I wanted to gift my dad on the day of my wedding. She responded so quickly and gladly took on my project. She painted a AMAZING BEAUTIFUL piece that my dad and I will cherish forever. It was such a special piece of art that was executed perfectly.
Emily Corbett
2023-07-24
Nicole is the kindest h person I’ve ever met! She was so easy to work with and was flexible all the way until day of. She gave me more than enough time to decide what I wanted my live painted scene to be! I can’t wait to continue watching her create art and support her in any ways I can. If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable way to remember your wedding or big life event I would highly highly recommend booking Nicole!
Lucy Townsend
2023-05-25
Favorite part of our wedding! Nicole did a great job and we will cherish the painting forever. She is so kind, helpful, and so talented! If you want to remember your special day - book love painting!
Laura Andrade
2023-05-20
Nicole was such a wonderful and excellent vendor to work with! Prices and availability were just what we were looking for! We got a wonderful painting that brought tears to my eyes reflecting back on our wedding day. We will have this memory forever thanks to Nicole ! We wouldn’t want to work with another wedding painter besides Nicole! Thank you!!
Kaitie Gill
2023-02-21
Nicole is one of the sweetest and most-talented human beings. As a wedding planner, I meet a lot of wedding professionals and let me tell you, Nicole is the real deal. After meeting Nicole at one of my weddings, I instantly fell in love with her artwork. When it came time for Christmas, I knew that I wanted her to paint some custom artwork commissions for me. To say that she met my expectations is an understatement. They are the most treasured gifts I've ever given and the family members who received them were speechless. If you're getting married and considering a live wedding painter, Nicole is your girl. She even travels and it's worth it! And, if you're just looking for a custom commission or gift, again, Nicole is your girl. She is communicative and never fails to bring a smile to her clients.
Holly Hayes
2023-02-02
Nicole live painted my wedding and she was amazing! She communicated so well and is SO kind. Her work is amazing too. Having her at my wedding was one of the highlights for my guests. Everyone was so impressed by her talent and enjoyed watching her throughout the evening. I’d highly recommend her to everyone! The final product was beautiful and will be something we cherish forever.
Robin Clark
2023-01-18
Nicole created a beautifully rendered portrait from an engagement photograph.. from color to composition and detail it was beautiful and the newlyweds were delighted! All processes from order to payment to pickup were efficient and well communicated. The price point was very fair. I highly recommend Nicole Renee Fine Art.
Lyndsey Roberts
2022-12-15
Nicole is so sweet to work with! She made our vision come to life and was such an asset to our wedding day. Because of her, we have a memory of a lifetime!! Highly recommend.
Brenda Thiesse
2022-11-30
Love all my paintings I’ve gotten from Nicole! Always better than expected, on time, and perfect pieces for my home! Great communication too!
Alexis Gamache
2022-11-16
Nicole is such a gifted artist! She has done two gorgeous watercolors for our family that I will forever treasure. We will absolutely use her in the future for any of our art needs, you should too!

I look forward to creating with you!