Asheville Event Paintings

Fine art paintings done live at weddings and other special events

Frequently Asked Questions ...

What do your packages include?

The basic package starts with a 24"x30" oil on canvas painting or a 22"x30" watercolor.  We will decide beforehand what the subject will be.  I will come to the location a couple of hours early, set up my equipment and supplies, and paint throughout the event.  I'll take the artwork back to the studio for final finishing and touchup.  I'll send you photos of the finished painting.  When you approve it, I'll deliver it to you.  

How much will it cost?

Prices can range from $1,800 for a 22"x30" watercolor to well over $5,000 for a large oil on canvas.  The most popular package as described above (a 24"x30" oil on canvas) is $2,500.  From there, it depends on your desires.  Larger sizes, multiple paintings, framing, giclees, travel, and so on, all depend on what you want.

Can we get the painting in a different size?

Absolutely!  You can have almost any size painting you want.  Most are between 24"x30" to 30"x40", but you can go larger or smaller.  Note that smaller artworks still require considerable time and effort, so they are not necessarily less expensive.  

What options do we have?

The sky's the limit, really.  Most paintings are in oil on canvas, but we can also do watercolor on paper.  In addition to the size, you can have it framed, order giclee prints or notecards, have more than one painting of the event, or have portraits made.  I work in oil paint and sometimes in pastel, as in the portrait on the right, and we can tailor the technique to perfectly match the desired type of artwork.

What is your painting style?

My style is traditional realism.  I want my figures to have a good likeness and a lot of life.  Getting both requires a lot of work, which is why I take it back to the studio for finishing.

What areas do you serve?

Primarily North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and southwest Virginia, but I can go pretty much anywhere in the US and its territories.  If your event is more  than two hours from Asheville, I will have to charge for travel.  Don't worry, I'm very reasonable!

What equipment do you need?

I provide my own equipment and supplies.  I will need a small area, about 6'x6', to set up, and a wall plug for electricity.  

How do we book you?

Go to the Contact Page and let's start talking!  When we're clear on what the project entails, then we'll sign a contract and lock it in with a 10% deposit.  The balance and any travel costs are due prior to the event.

Do you have a guarantee?

Yes!  I will work with you to make sure you like the results.  If you don't like the painting, I will keep the painting and refund all but the deposit and any travel costs.

Pastel portrait of a bride