Live Event Painting
Live Event Painting is a unique way to capture special occasions on canvas such as weddings, receptions, birthday parties and corporate events. By having an artist at your event, painting the celebration as it unfolds, you add an elegant aspect to your soirée that will leave your guests swooning. I still have many people at each event say they have never heard of this idea and they LOVE it! In addition, you receive a beautiful contemporary impressionist oil painting to treasure for years to come.   

What is My Process?
Before a live event painting commission, I discuss with my client the 'scene' they would like painted and its composition, as well as key people they would like included. I arrive at the event early to set up and begin blocking in architectural and design elements, as well as floral. As guests begin to arrive, I start sketching in figures. I paint throughout the evening and take photographs as well so that I can get a good likeness for the figures in my studio.

I use oil paints as opposed to acrylic or watercolor. Other than tempera or fresco, oil is the oldest, most traditional medium of painting and allows for an exquisite, textured finish. Oil paintings take several days to dry and achieve the most stunning results when applied in layers. In my studio, the first layer from your event will dry and I will add several more layers and details before it is finished. The first layer painted at your event is beautiful, loose and painterly, covering the entire canvas and could be a finished piece on its own.

Live Event Painting Package
Starts at $2350. for a 16" x 20" painting.

Please call or email for additional sizes and pricing.  Square shapes and gallery wrapped canvases are also available.   I also offer giclée prints and note cards. 


- Original oil painting on 100% cotton canvas
- Pre-event meeting or phone consultation
- 5 hours attendance and live painting at event
- Studio time for drying and several more layers of oil paint and details
- Travel costs within 30 miles of Dallas, Texas
- Shipping and insurance included if outside of D/FW area

I am located in Dallas, Texas however, depending on the date, I may be available to travel.  Travel expenses are additional to the package price and may include round-trip airfare from Dallas/Ft. Worth, rental car, and 2 night hotel accommodations.  


If the date of the event has already passed, I may be able to work from your photos.  Please contact me for further information.


I request a 50% deposit to book your date.  The balance is due one week before the event.

Contact me at or 214-327-6648 for more information or to schedule your event.

© Susan Moss Cooper
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