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LEANNE LARSON 
OWNER/ARTIST
ALEXANDRIA, MN

Hello,

My name is Leanne Larson. I am an Artist & Live Event Painter based out of Central Minnesota.  

I grew up in the beautiful coastal Manning Valley Region in NSW, Australia.

After Highschool, I took on an Au Pair (Live in Nanny) position in upstate New York.

This journey is where I met my husband Jerry, who was traveling and working on the East coast.   A few years later, we were married and found ourselves settling down Garfield, MN. Now three Kids later, I am living my best life being creative and capturing your special moments on canvas. 

I love the outdoors, camping, traveling and beach trips. Our summers here in MN are short so I find myself outside as much as possible. We remodeled an old one-room Schoolhouse, have 3 cats, an Australian Shepherd and backyard chickens. 

 

 My very first Live Wedding Painting happened spontaneously in the Fall of 2011.  It was our friend's wedding and Instead of a gift, I grabbed my paint box,  easel, a canvas, and headed up to a friend's wedding. During the reception, I began by covering the whole canvas in a beautiful deep purple similar to the bridal party dresses. By the end of the night I had captured the head table and wedding bouquet! There was no doubt I was in my element!  Since that day, I have thrived painting live at many Wedding ceremonies, receptions, Parties & Fundraisers all throughout the US, Australia, Mexico and the USVI and an invite to Paris, France for a wedding but sadly, I was already booked! 

        My Style has evolved into a soft, romantic & impressionistic approach. I freely capture the energy and mood of each event by utilizing color, lights with fast painting techniques. I love to share my creative process as I connect with spectators and guests. By the end of each event, I will have a finished masterpiece to be cherished forever.

 

        In addition to Painting Live at Weddings, I stay busy with creating commissioned portraits, landscapes, wedding bouquets & teaching painting classes & illustrating books

       When time permits, I continue to build my ongoing series I call Recollections. Recollections is a visual biography about my own experiences and feelings of my past and how I relate them in the present.  My work is collected in both public and private collections in Arizona, Australia, throughout the Midwest and in two public collections at the University of Minnesota, Morris. 

I hope to one day have the honor to capture your special day or moment on canvas in which you will cherish for years to come. 

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MARISSA JASKOWAIK
ARTIST
Alexandria, MN

Hello,

My Name is Marissa and I am an Artist &  Live Event Painter at Paint My Wedding Day!

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, My surrounding rural environment, nature, family & farm life have always inspired me to capture the love and beauty through art making. 

 

When I'm not creating, you can find me enjoying the country life on our hobby farm (now in central Minnesota) with my husband and four little ones. 

I also enjoy spending time taking care  of our 3 dogs, many cats, chickens, cows and our adorable miniature donkey! 

 

In addition to painting, I also am a licensed Cosmetologist on a team of MN girls that travels throughout the state to do bridal hair and makeup. You could say my life revolves around family and weddings!

 

I hope to one day, have the honor to capture your special day or moment on canvas in which you, your family & friends will cherish for years to come.

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HEIDI WEEDA
ARTIST
Duluth, MN

Hello, 

My Name is Heidi and I am an Artist and live Event Painter at Paint My Wedding Day. 

I was born with Design in my blood. 
Since childhood, my sketchbooks have been filled with house plans I’d dream up. Fast forward through design school —> kitchen and bath training —> a short career in the San Francisco Bay Area —> raising kids + building a chiropractic business with my husband… we’ve ended up back in my birthplace near Duluth Minnesota. While my husband builds our dream home in the country, I’ve restarted my Design career at J&RS, a remodeling company made up of the most incredible team of people! Here, I get to share my passion by helping others create their perfect spaces! I obsess over kitchens. Here’s what I believe: when you can arrange the bones of your kitchen projects perfectly, life can flow effortlessly through it. Call me far out, but I adamantly believe that when a kitchen layout is impeccable, you will feel better, and you will be able to better nuture your loved ones, because working in your space brings you JOY. 

What else do I do? 
In my spare time, I love dabbling in the fine arts and gardening. My favorite art mediums are pottery and ceramics of all kinds, and painting. I have a huge veggie garden, and plan on having an even bigger flower garden!