ART AS ENTERTAINMENT
★ Capture the energy of your event
★ Entertain guests with active visuals
★ Create memories and conversation starters for attendees
★ Enjoy the creative process from start to finish
★ Supplement other performers with live painting for visual impact
★ End the event with a unique abstract keepsake
★ Keep, auction, or raffle the finished painting
★★★★★ So incredibly beautiful. I enjoy observing Hanna work as she captures the energy in the room. The result is an incredibly beautiful work I couldn’t be happier to own. Exactly how described. - Jen, B.
★★★★★ Hanna is one of the coolest and most professional people I've had the absolute pleasure of dealing with. I love all of her pieces and her amazing personality. - Chris W.
PRIVATE + CORPORATE EVENTS
Creating a memorable and fresh experience at your event can always be a challenge. A live event painting is one opportunity to give a new experience for your event attendees. Watching Hanna create unique art is entertaining and engaging for guests and enhances your event. The final artwork is yours for gifting opportunities or displaying in your office.
Add active visuals to your
live music performance by incorporating Hanna on stage. As she paints along with the music, the audience will get a one-of-a-kind experience. The final work can be auctioned, raffled, or purchased by an
Whether you are the couple looking to enhance your day or a guest looking for a thoughtful gift, live painting is a unique and memorable experience. Hanna will paint an abstract piece that will be a lasting keepsake of their special day. To make it even more personal, written items like quotes or vows can be integrated into the work.
Hanna does not paint the actual event, couple, or attendees. The painting is abstract like her other works.
Is your typical happy hour a few hours long? Keep patrons in their seats by giving them a chance to win a painting that they saw come to life. Hanna can paint during the duration of your happy hour, and offer raffle tickets to win the piece. Patrons must be present to be eligible, so they often hang out until the end of your happy hour.
HOW IT WORKS
Consultation - Before your event, Hanna will consult with you to discuss your event. Here you will review Hanna's work for inspiration on your piece and any integrations to make it a unique keepsake.
Setup - Hanna will coordinate the appropriate time with you before your event for set up. Setup takes approximately 30 minutes, and Hanna brings all supplies needed.
Live Painting - At the agreed upon time, Hanna will begin the painting process. Guests can watch and engage with her as she illuminates the canvas with a variety of colors and gestures.
Complete Work - By the end of your event, the finished painting will be available for final viewing, gifting, or the auction. Hanna will work with you on options to take home that day or potential future pickup.
LIVE PAINTING FAQ
What is live painting and why do I want it at my event?
Live painting is an improvisational performance in which a visual artist creates a painting in front of a live audience during the duration of an event. A live painting performance artist creates the artwork from start to finish as a method of entertainment. Unlike purchasing a piece created in the artist's studio, a live painting session includes the whole performance from start to finish. It is a way to engage your guests and create fantastic memories.
Why choose you to perform at my event?
I am a long-time artist and love to show the creative process. I engage the audience, welcoming questions and comments, and help create a fun and creative environment at your event. For fundraisers, I help promote your cause with advertisement and conversation about your purpose. At concerts, I paint with the music, encouraging your audience to really get involved in the moment and the movement. I am very personable and quick to make your guests feel comfortable at your event, and help create a more involved environment for everyone. If you choose to have a guest win the finished piece, this creates even more incentive for guests to stay and enjoy the whole event.
Is it okay to talk to you while you paint?
I always welcome onlookers, conversation, and questions. I am accustomed to answering questions during my sessions, if the situation permits. Certain circumstances, such as being up on stage away from the crowd, do not make for a conversational performance. I am there to entertain, to have fun, and to engage when I am able. However, if I seem very involved in the piece and am not able to pause, please be patient. I will answer questions once I have a moment to step away from my work. If I need to return to the work while we’re talking, please take no offense. I’m simply trying to keep the momentum going and to finish the piece in my allotted time.
Do I need to provide anything for you at my event?
A rough 6'x6' area and a nearby outlet are typically the only requirements. I provide all painting related materials including an easel, drop cloths, lights, and a caddy for my materials. Other accommodations can be discussed at your consultation.
Does the paint smell, and will we need to clean up anything?
No. I use low-odor acrylic paints and inks, and provide my own drop cloths to protect your surfaces from spills. In the event that a spill does occur, I act quickly to ensure that any mess is cleaned up. Please contact me if you have specific concerns about your space, and I can adjust my preparation as needed.
What happens with the finished piece?
Before your event, we will decide whether the finished piece is intended to be auctioned, won by an attendee, donated, kept by the host, or goes home with the artist. In most cases, the piece is finished and ready to hang the same day as the event.
What happens at fundraisers?
You can choose to auction off the piece at your fundraiser through a silent auction or raffle. If you'd like to auction or raffle the piece, let me know so I can come equipped with appropriate materials. This is a great way to gain more income for your cause!
What will it cost?
Price range varies, but I try to accommodate various budgets. Please see the shop to get an idea of what a painting may cost depending on size. Prices start from about $375 for weddings and private events, depending on painting time, canvas size, and travel. Plase contact me regarding pricing, as it may vary depending on your type of event (IE, charity, fundraiser, etc). There is no cost or obligation to ask for a quote.
I want you to paint at my wedding. Do you paint the actual wedding and guests?
No, I stay true to my abstract style. I leave the realistic representations to the photographer, while I get the privilege of capturing the liveliness and mood with gestural paint strokes. Since images of the event will be captured through photographs, the painting I provide would be a way to capture the fun and emotion that comes out during the event in an abstract manner. Please see my galleries below for examples.
How much time does it take you to paint?
Live painting can take from 1.5 to 4 hours to complete the piece, and timing will be decided with you beforehand.