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QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR LIVE EVENT PAINTER So you have realized you would like to treasure your special event in the form of fine art. Now to find the painter that will give you an enjoyable and meaningful experience, thrill your guests, and most importantly, create a treasure that will always remind you of the magic of your special event. BEFORE YOU DECIDE ON WHICH LIVE EVENT PAINTER TO USE, YOU CAN DO SOME RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN TO NARROW ww W... DOWN THE FIELD The most important place to start is with the paintings they have done. Do you like their work? look at about 3-5 samples of event paintings they have done. How do you know if you like it? Does the artist have a unique "look" to their paintings? This is the style you should expect. You shouldn't ask an artist to work outside of their style you as will COLLECTIBILITY Are you making a purchase or an investment? How long has the artist been painting professionally? Is the artist established in galleries locally, nationally, probably get a lower quality piece. COMPOSITION internationally? Do you like how they have represented the space? QUALITIES TO CONSIDER DETAIL Can they render an accurate portrait? Is that important to you? Notice things COST Event Painters have a range of prices. Some may not fit into your budget. Remember that the artist has like d├ęcor and clothing. and will put similar time and training into your painting as a photographer puts into your COLOR event. Some artists stick to a limited color palette, make sure it is pleasing to your eye. Once you've determined that to ask some of the following questions. Speaking on the phone will give you a sense of how the artist will be able to interact with your guests. you like the artist's work, I would recommend calling Will your painter include those people most important to you in the painting? How many people If your chosen painter isn't available, but you are in love with his or her work, you Start with the Date can you point out to be included? Do those people need to pose for the painter? Be photographed by the photographer? of your event so you don't waste any time. could choose to have that artist paint something from a photo. Are they available? Will he or she do a site visit in order to give you a preliminary drawing so that you won't be completely surprised by the final design? Has the artist How long will painted at your the artist paint on site? venue before? In which sizes does the painter work? Depending on what you would like captured in your painting, the detail venue has multiple levels or ornate ceilings. A panoramic painting allows for more of the venue to be included in the painting. Ilike to warp space in order to include a 270-degree view. desired, and the layout of the venue, the artist should have a recommendation on what size would work best. Bigger is almost always better when it comes to event paintings. Sometimes a square painting will work best if the %24 Does your event painter Does your artist require a down have business insurance? Some venues require this for all vendors. payment to secure the date? Make sure you don't lose your date while you are deciding! Get the conditions of a deposit and potential refund. should you have to cancel. Does he or she have testi- monials that you can read or past clients to whom you can speak? What if the painter cannot attend your wedding for an unfore- seen reason? Illness or other emergency? An event painter is a truly unique addition to your wedding and cannot be duplicat- ed. The artist may have an artist-in-training or a recommenda- tion for a substitute. In this case, it is best to see at least 2 sam- ples before you agree on a replacement. They will most likely only be able to offer a refund. Be sure that it is a full one! If I tograph from the event for half price and would refund the entire amount of the event cost. cannot find a replacement I would offer to paint a favorite pho- What if you don't like your painting? All of my paintings are subject to approval. While I have never had a non-approval situation, the deposit and the day-of-the-event payment Have the artist send a contract to review and ask any questions you may have and resources put in, but the remainder due on the painting would be refundable. would be non-refundable, because of the time AFTER THE EVENT Does the artist work How should with a printer to make thank you notes and prints of you care for When and how your will your painting painting? be available your painting to give as gifts? for pick-up? Shipment? THINGS YOUR EVENT PAINTER MAY NEED FROM YOU I personally bring in all of the supplies and equipment that I need and leave no trace behind when finished. What are the most important elements to be captured that day? Photos of those people you want included in your that they can be identified the day of. This isn't always necessary, Name of your wedding planner, photographer, location coordinator if applicable. but is helpful! Schedule of the Food and drink. Whatever Day Lighting. you are providing other vendors is much appreciated. 01 Parking Pass JAMIE PETERSON [email protected] EVENT PAINTER

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