Best. Job. Ever. When a friend of mine called to see if I could paint the 40th Anniversary party for her parents, I thought it was a great idea. The painting was a gift to the parents from the siblings to remember this special occasion, and the party took place under a full moon, twinkling tree lights, and among laughter from family and friends. I was honored to have been commissioned to capture this special occasion. What makes an event painting so special is the fact that the painting is created live and slowly takes shape as the evening progresses, guests can watch as the painting comes to life. I am often asked if it makes me nervous to paint “on-the-spot” while people are watching me, but I enjoy the interaction and it actually helps me to capture the spirit of the event! The style of my event paintings are somewhat different from my signature “impasto” style, because I use a brush mostly to loosely capture the movement of the people, etc. This party was way fun! And the best part? Now they have an awesome painting of their special night, I’m pretty sure they were pleased.
Twinkling lights and a Summer night
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About The Artist
Hi! As an artist, I enjoy finding the beauty in the rustic, old, and I love anything with texture. Born in small town Alabama and inspired by all things Southern, I have an impasto style of painting that is very unique and one that I have developed over the past 10 years as a working artist. It is my hope that my paintings can be appreciated for the aesthetic qualities and rustic chic compositions, all while capturing the viewers imagination. You can catch me most days working in my studio located in The Factory at Franklin in historic Franklin, Tennessee. I received my BFA from Auburn University and also studied fine art abroad at the Chelsea School of Art and Design and Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London, England. Be sure to follow me on facebook and twitter to stay connected! Thanks for stopping by!