Live Wedding Painting

Live Wedding Painting

Do you enjoy art museums and collecting meaningful pieces? Are you all about the latest wedding trends? 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!

 

Magnifying love is my passion. It comes naturally because I’m a romantic at heart, and I love to do this through live painting. This trending, yet timeless form of “capturing the moment” will be an unforgettable experience. A gallery-wrapped canvas will be filled with the rich details of your event in every stroke of the brush. Honestly, to see your face light up when your masterpiece is revealed is a purely joyful experience. Your guests will be awed and your hearts will be reminded as you reflect on this day for years to come. To confirm your wedding date’s availability and to inquire about the investment please click “Book Now.” 

What does a Live Painting Package include?
Nicole Renee Fine Art offers three different Live Painting packages. Each one includes what is listed below. Inquiry today to learn what package best suites your special day!

 

  • Your choice of a ceremony or reception portrait painting reflecting the bride and groom
  • Detailed communication session prior to booking event
  • 5-6 hours of live painting by Nicole at the event 
  • Paintings are made via the layering method. The painting is not fully completed at the event, but finished with more detail in my studio for 15-30 hours after the event.
  • Paintings are completed using professional-grade open acrylic paint on a 2 inch gallery-wrapped canvas. Wire 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 6-8 weeks after wedding

TRAVEL

I am based in Northwest Arkansas and will travel anywhere in the world to paint your love! Let me know through your inquiry form where your wedding venue is located to receive your handcrafted travel quote if your event is beyond this radius! 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! Or maybe, you have the travel bug -like me, if so, some of the most popular destination wedding locations are Italy, Hawaii and California. Surprise! If travel is not in your budget, I offer studio commission wedding paintings that are the perfect anniversary gift to commemorate your special day!

 

INVESTMENT

The investment for a live wedding painting typically cost between $1,500 and $10,000. That price range factors in the following: type of supplies (brushes, paints, easels and canvases the painter will use), the artist’s experience level, travel costs and if the artist is in high demand. The first step in choosing Nicole Renee Fine Art as a vendor for your special day is to click the Book Now button. After you fill out this inquiry form, you will hear from me with more detailed information about my three unique packages.

Take a Peek at the Process!

Artistic Style Expectations

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. After your exciting reveal, I take your painting to my studio for fine tuning. My artistic style leans toward relative realism. I use open acrylics paint and seal the artwork with a satin varnish. Please take the time to study my previous paintings to see if I am the right artist for your event. I know you have poured so much time and energy into making this day all that you dreamed it would be! I can’t wait to celebrate you!

Live Wedding Painting FAQs

Live Event Painting is a unique and entertaining service where an artist creates a painting as the event unfolds.

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 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 delivered to you 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. Shipping + handling/insurance will also be added to your proposal. 

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. 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.

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 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 delivered to you 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. I will cover up to 30 miles roundtrip. After I receive your inquiry, I will share the exact travel costs with you. Shipping + handling/insurance will also be added to your proposal. 

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.

Live Wedding Painting Alternative

If I was not available for your wedding date, did you know that I also offer Studio Commission Wedding Paintings?! This is a fun alternative to my live entertainment that still captures the memory of your special day. To inquire, please click the book now tab so we can start a converstation.

Live Painting Gallery

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!