Hi there, and thanks for checking out my site! I have been painting for nearly 20 years. Six years ago a friend asked me to paint at her wedding. The painting amazed my friend and she encouraged me to continue live painting at weddings. Fast forward a few years and I have painted over 400 events. Everything from weddings to anniversary parties, Bar Mitvah, Bat Mitzvah, corporate events and everything in between can all be preserved in a painting through an artists unique vision and technique. Often I am hired as a surprise for the bride and groom. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing the surprised couples reaction to their unique wedding gift! Additionally, the days after an event I am flooded with email responses and Facebook comments saying how the painting was the coolest thing of the night. People are always amazed at how quickly a live painting could transform from a couple of dashed lines to light reflecting on the dance floor, the transparency of the bride’s veil, boutonnieres, painting the bridal party, the parents and siblings of the bride and groom, and the glow of candles next to centerpieces.
A quick reflection of who I am: I grew up in a small city in Wisconsin, where I majored in Fine Art and Italian at UW-Madison and later studied abroad in various parts of Italy. I am fluent in both Italian and Spanish (and hoping to pick up French!). After undergraduate, I moved to Boston to pursue an MFA in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, graduated in 2009 and at that time moved New York City, where I met my wife. I have had the blessing to have my abstract artwork shown in many galleries throughout New York, and as an active member of our art community, I continue daily to pursue my career in abstract art. When not painting, you may find me home-brewing, creating inventive toys for our two cats Frankie and Moo, or travelling the globe seeking new adventures with my beautiful wife Erika of Erika Event Painting.
I look forward to working with you soon to transform your special moment into art!