You described your style as impressionistic. Can you explain that?

Impressionism is about capturing a spontaneous snapshot of life that reflects a larger history, often accentuating the passage of time. Just like in nature, there are few sharp lines, and the style of painting itself is soft and dream-like. This highlights the raw essence of your day and your guests, instead of inconsequential background details.

How far in advance do you arrive to my wedding?

Generally 2-3 hours, so I can setup my equipment and begin building the frame of your composition by capturing your lovescape. I’ll start layering venue architecture, lush florals, and romance-glossed décor. By the time your guests stroll in, your scene will be set on canvas.

What if my wedding is outside of Southern California?

Pricing varies based on the location of the wedding, airfare, accommodation, and if there are multiple dates required. In most cases I only take workin in Southern California (San Diego, OC, Palm Springs. LA, and Santa Barbara) . Email me your request, and I’d be happy to help you find a painter.

What type of paint do you use?

I love working in oils! Oil paints have a richer pigment, a glossier look, and blend more beautifully when working wet into wet. This gives you vivid colors and a life-like appearance that won’t fade over time.

Do I get to choose who goes in my paintings?

The day-of paintings focus on the bride and groom and don’t include choreography of specific guests. The museum option includes choreography, typically it’s recommend the focus stays on the bride and groom, parents of both sides, siblings, best man and maid of honor. Depending on the style of composition you’re looking for, the painting can get cluttered if too many people are pulling focus. During our consultation, I’ll be able to navigate your vision and help you decide how we can creatively incorporate those people who matter most to you, without ruining the integrity of your painting.

What size will my wedding painting be?

Most paintings are 24 x 36” with the museum option being larger at 36 x 48”. But custom sizing is available by request for my most beautiful and elaborate works. Interested? Ask me about getting a custom quote.

How long do studio touch-ups take?

Day-of and edit package options will be shipped within 2 weeks of the wedding. For Museum options, the paintings can take anywhere from 6-10 weeks to complete.

What sets the Museum Style apart from the day-of or edit package paintings?

The museum option is on a grand scale which allows me capture more of the space and more of what’s going on. Loved ones are artfully choreographed into the scene. The amount of clarity and detail added captures the vibe of the wedding. There’s just a much larger wow factor, and they have more of a presence and beauty in any room where you hang them.

How much space do you need for your setup?

About 4’ x 4’. I bring my own equipment and don’t need extra tables, chairs or lighting. So you don’t have to worry about another to-do on an already busy day.  I do need access to an electrical outlet for my light.

Does it bother you when people watch you paint or talk to you while you’re working?

Not at all! It’s part of the experience. While mastering my craft in The Museo del Prado, curious by passers were always peering over my shoulder to watch my creative process unfold. I’m comfortable painting in public and offering a behind-the-scenes peek into what I do. Plus, as a college drawing professor, I’m happy to answer any Qs your guests might have about painting, art history, and the traditional techniques I use.

Why choose you to paint live at my wedding?

Not only do I have a masters degree in painting and 20 years of experience working in oils, but I’m actually one of the pioneers of live wedding painting. I’ve seen it become a sought-after service and start trending in recent years. But I believe you deserve more than short-lived entertainment at your wedding. Your love deserves to be a work of art that’s worthy of your walls and lasts lifetimes.