PRICING: Event Painting

What does it cost?

The short answer is - your painting will be priceless !   A very important occasion in your life will be recorded for family history and will be enjoyed and treasured for generations to come as art in your home - an every day reminder of your special day.    And surprisingly, compared with other wedding expenses, my fees are relatively modest, considering that you will have the paintings forever and that they are truly original and unique to you.  In addition, I paint in oils, which keep their brilliance and show each brush stroke that captures the story of your event.  In other words, it will be a painting that is interesting to look at, and not just a picture.

Paintings are priced according to size.  

Prices for the *most popular sizes are between $2200-$3500, depending on the size of the painting, and location.   I am based on Philadelphia PA:  out of town expenses apply for locations more than 30 miles from Center City.  The price includes pre event discussions, customised archival quality materials, a table easel and Vendor's Insurance for $1 million.

*Most popular sizes are:  20x24", 18x27, 24x30" and 24x36" ;  other sizes are available. The largest live paintings I have done have been a giant 48x72”, both for  Mercedes  Benz.

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Additional Paintings:

In addition to the main painting, I may be able to do extra smaller paintings for family and friends.   

These paintings make unique gifts for special thank you's  -  Brides often ask me to paint the Father Bride dance. For weddings and family parties am sometimes asked to extend the booking over the weekend to do family portraits, and group paintings, while everyone is together in the same place.

Where is the Venue ?

My painting prices are for bookings within a 30 mile radius of center city Philadelphia. When I finish painting very late at night and the journey to and from the venue is more than an hour each way, I shall require overnight accomodation, so that I can put all my energies into painting for you.

eg. *overnight expenses NYC / DC :  $600.    Most areas within 2.5hrs drive of Center City Philadelphia:  $350-600.

For long distance venues, I usually fly in the day before and leave later on the day following the Event.

Gifts for Bridal Couples, VIP's or Honorees

My paintings are often commissioned as gifts for the Bride and Groom,(especially form parents),  VIP's or honorees, who will never forget the event or who gave it to them.  I have also had parents who decided to keep the wedding painting for themselves - to become an inheritance - and others who have asked me to duplicate the painting so that they could also have one.

Joint Gifts from Groups of Guests

Groups and families will often combine resources to have me paint at their event, and brides can ask guests to book me to paint as a fabulous group gift.

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