What should I Expect on my day...

I arrive at your wedding a day early or 2-3 hours before the ceremony begins to connect with you or your wedding planner, set set up my easel, canvas and paints.

I then begin sketching the basic elements of the scenery/room in preparation for painting the guests in as they arrive.

 As your day progresses,I continue to paint, capturing your guests, colors and emotions throughout your special evening.

Can you paint both the Ceremonly and the Reception? 

Yes for sure! I will do two smaller canvases and work of both. This method works best if your wedding ceremony and reception are at the same venue. 

Typically I paint your choice of the Ceremony, Social hour or reception. If you choose the social hour or Ceremony, i will move with you and set up during the reception to finish the painting for the remainder of the night. 

Can My Guests Talk to the Artist as she paints?

Yes for sure! I encourage your guests to come over and find themseles in the painting - if they are not yet painted i will paint them on the spot! I just as much an entertainer as she is a painter!

Will the painting be finished by the end of the night? 

I will take the painting back to my studio to dry or you may make a request to keep the painting at the end of the event - Just let know if you want to keep the painting at the end of the night  to make arrangements for this option - The painting will be wet and will need appropriate packaging. (If your wedding is out of state, You will need to make arrangements to have a friend or family member bring your painting home.) I simply cannot fly back home with a wet oil painting! How ever, I can use Acrylic painting so it will dry and then I can fly home with the painting. 


Why have an artist painting live at my wedding?

  • A painting created during your wedding or event will last forever and leave a family heirloom.

  • Having an artist paint during your special occasion creates an enriching and entertaining experience for guests.  

  • Makes each guest feel much more connected as part of the occasion.

  • You can have the original painting turned into prints or thank you cards and more!

  • Live Event Painting Adds an extra touch of class and makes any event special and unique!


How much does it cost? 

Total Cost depends on location. Leanne is based out of Minnesota and travels for events so pricing is based on location and going rate of  flights and accommodation etc. I drive to all MN, most of ND & WI so travel time will be included in your quote. Most MN weddings are priced around 1200-1500

Speical lower rates apply for Weeknight events Sunday - Friday and off season events Nov-May. 

Travel Expenses

Expense vary based on location and method of transportation etc. 

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Minnesota based Live event Painter

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