Live Event Painting

Capture your wedding in a work of art

Accomplished artist Nancy S Shippen will depict the beauty of your wedding day in an original and timeless oil painting.

Live event painting is an emerging, interpretive and creative experience that brings your occasion to life.  This experience will provide you with a treasured memory beyond the event itself.

Chapel at Callaway Gardens, 16" x 20", oil on canvas, $1200

Chapel at Callaway Gardens, 16″ x 20″, oil on canvas, $1200

See slide show from wedding April 2014

Alex and Tom's Wedding - 2

“Nancy was truly a pleasure to work with!  Her professionalism and flexibility made coordination extremely easy.  Her live portrait painting helped to enhance the ambiance at my wedding and provided a truly unique experience that kept my guests buzzing.  Nancy is incredibly talented, and I could not be happier with the finished product!  Not only is the painting stunning, it was delivered within just a couple of weeks of the wedding.  This piece will become a family heirloom that I will treasure for years to come!   I would not hesitate to solicit Nancy’s services again or recommend her to anyone.   You won’t regret it!”  – Alexandra Hart

Nancy will arrive up to 2 hours before the event to set up and begin the painting, so that all the details of your special day will be captured.  Throughout the event Nancy will paint, bringing the beauty and joy of your day to life on canvas.  Guests of your wedding will have the opportunity to watch Nancy as she paints, completing the painting during the event and creating an unforgettable experience.

Price List for Painting Live Events

$50/hour +

16” x 20”         $1250

20” x 20”         $1500

18” x 24”         $1500

24” x 36”         $1750

30” x 40”         $2000

Larger paintings are available by request.

Fees include: pre-event meetings, setup, painting throughout the event, all supplies, touching up the painting in the studio after the event, delivery of the completed painting once it is dry.

Onsite needs: small space to set up my easel (approx. 4 ft sq), small table, access to a light or to an electrical plug where I can plug in my own small light above my easel.  The space where I set up needs to be where I can easily see the main event (if during a wedding ceremony, be in full sight of bride and groom; if during a wedding reception, where I can see the dance floor for the first dance, etc).


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