RACHEL WALTER LIVE
Live event painting creates a rare dynamic between the artist and observer, where they can engage with each other and the art itself in a spontaneous mix of exhibition and entertainment. Guests can check on the painting's progress as the night unfolds, and witness the scene on the canvas developing over time. At the end, the happy hosts bring home their new artwork, which uniquely commemorates the occasion. Scroll below for more info!
LIVE PAINTING FAQ
What’s your rate? My pricing for live event painting is straightforward and all inclusive, starting at $3,000 for a 24x36” canvas, increasing by size.
Do you travel? Anywhere! I’ll arrange the logistics so you can focus on the festivities.
What materials do you use? I use acrylic paints (water-based, quick-drying, non-toxic, odorless) on gallery-wrapped canvas with 1.5”-deep edges. I bring all the essentials with me and keep a tidy station—the only thing left behind at the end of the night is the finished painting.
Why do you do it? While it’s quite the departure from my regular studio practice, live painting poses a healthy challenge to my personal and professional creativity. Making fresh work is always top of mind, so I like to get out there, meet new people, paint an unfamiliar scene, and end the day feeling like I played a part in something fun. And, nothing beats seeing the delight in onlookers’ eyes when they watch it all come together!
Interested in hiring me to paint live at your wedding, birthday bash, soirée, or fundraiser? I’d love to hear from you! Click the “Inquire” button to get in touch.
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