LIVE PAINTING AT YOUR EVENT

I will bring my own canvas and art supplies to paint a scene in real-time at your event!

Not only does the painting end up being a favorite event heirloom, but having a live artist at your event ends up being a unique form of entertainment for your guests in attendance. Unlike entertainment that ends when your celebration does, your live painting is a tangible keepsake that provides a lifetime of joy.

MY PAINTING STYLE:

impressionism (not quite realism, but an 'impression' of the people, light, and atmosphere)

I paint primarily at weddings, but I'm also available for any other social event where people want to see an artist working live, and have an original painting made to commemorate the occasion.

corporate events

fundraisers

baby showers

birthdays

 any other type of special event

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Reserve Your Date

Simply fill out the form below to contact me with the date of your event. I will let you know if I'm available on that date. I will send you a contract and there is a 50% deposit due to reserve your date. After that, you're officially on my calendar. I'm based in San Antonio, TX but will travel to Austin, Dripping Springs, Houston and Dallas areas.

2. Before the Event 

About a month before the event, I'll reach out to confirm all the important details and find out exactly what you're looking for in your painting. This is where we discuss any special details you want included like the scene, florals, decor, etc. You also have the opportunity to point out any specific people you'd like to included in the painting. Select the moment you want captured forever. When the day comes I'll be ready and waiting to snap pictures, so I can begin painting the core of the artwork at your event.

3. The Big Day 

The day of the event, I will arrive about 2 hours before your scheduled start time to set up and begin painting in the background scenery. Guests are welcome to watch and ask questions, as what I do is a kind of performance art. 

4. After the Event 

From there, I take it back to my studio to add the final details and finishing touches. This usually consists of adding facial features and small details that will really make the work sing! 

Once complete, I will email you a photo for approval, varnish the work and ship to you within 6 weeks of your event. 

BOTH OPTIONS INCLUDE:

 

Up to four hours of live painting by Christopher Taylor at the event 
Paintings made via the layering method - the painting is NOT completed at the event, but instead is finished with more detail in an art studio weeks after the event 
Paintings completed using acrylic paint on gallery-wrapped canvas, with concept continued onto side borders of canvas 
Mounted backing installed for hanging completed painting 

Protective gloss varnish applied to completed painting to preserve art for a lifetime 
Delivery or shipment of original completed painting to owner

OPTION 1

18x24x1.5" canvas 

$1,500  

Your special moment will be captured on a 18x24x1.5" thick gallery wrap canvas. 

The painting is extended onto side borders of the canvas. 

Frame is NOT included but is not necessary for hanging completed artwork. 

Backing will be installed for hanging the completed artwork. 

Painting finished with protective varnish. 

Includes up to 40 hours of studio painting time to complete the piece. 

Painting delivered or shipped to up to 6 weeks following the event date. 

Includes two 11x14" lithograph prints on acid free, bright watercolor paper of original painting included in the package. 

  

All packages include approx. 4 hours painting at ceremony and/or reception and additional studio time to perfect your piece. Shipped to you within 6 weeks of your event (The price does not include the cost of packing and shipping the final piece to be determined) 

There is a 50% deposit due to officially reserve the date (this is subtracted from your total), and the remaining balance will be due 1 week before the event. 

  

TRAVEL -  

I am based in San Antonio, TX, but absolutely will travel regionally to New Braunfels, Dripping Springs, Austin, Houston and Dallas, TX areas.  Additional travel expenses will vary based on location. Travel fees include gas, food and accommodations. 

2+ Hrs from San Antonio  Gas + Hotel

  

QUALITY - 

Live Paintings are done in high quality acrylic paint on gallery-wrapped canvas. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that allows me to build up layers as I add various scenes throughout the night.  

  

TURN-AROUND - 

18x24"" paintings will be about 70-80% complete at the end of your event. From there, I take it back to my studio to add the fine details and finishing touches. This usually consists of adding facial features and small details that will really make the work sing!  

Once complete, I will email you a photo for approval, varnish the work and ship to you within 6 weeks of your event.