ARTIST JOEL HURLBUT
Having a live artist perform at your wedding provides a one-of-a-kind form of entertainment for you and your guests.
Not only will you be able to end the night with a custom piece of artwork, but it will also be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you, your partner, your family, and guests!
Every painting is one-of-a-kind and is inspired by the couple's aesthetic and personal tastes. They are custom-made to fit your vision, highlight your design elements, and look great in your home.
My live painting style is somewhere between realism and impressionism.
I like to capture the day through emotions and have the painting serve as a reminder of how your wedding felt. The ability to capture such details is what distinguishes each painting.
I enjoy emphasizing color, movement, and emotion in all aspects of my work. I specialize in capturing light and this is a big feature in my paintings. All of the small details that set your wedding apart from the rest are given special attention!
What To Expect
Not familiar with live painting? No worries! I can explain the process and how everything works!
Depending on the package you select, I typically arrive 1-4 hours prior to the event.
Before the guests arrive, I arrive early to set up and begin painting the background colors and laying out the composition on canvas.
My setup consists of my easel, rug, canvas, palette, a small light, and a cup of water.
Depending on what you want painted, I will continue to paint throughout the ceremony and reception while guests watch the painting come to life!
You have the option of selecting both the time period and the background. I also use photo and video references, so if the setting or scene changes, no problem! I am capable of adjusting to any schedule to make things work.
At the conclusion of the event, the painting is completed and presented to the couple. Observing everyone's response is always the highlight!
The painting will be varnished with a protective clear coat and left with you or a designated individual at the end of the evening.
If you would like additional people in addition to the couple painted, I can take the painting home and add whoever you desire! It is also possible to include people who were unable to attend, deceased loved ones, and even pets. If you select this option, the painting will be shipped to you within two to four weeks.
I am based out of Denver, CO and travel anywhere!
I don't charge a travel fee for events that are within 50 miles round trip.
The travel fee depends on a lot of factors such as time of year, schedule for the day, and venue location. If you reach out to me with this information, I would be more than happy to get you a quote.
When choosing which package to go with, canvas size may play a huge part in the decision. Here are a few photos that may help you better envision the difference between canvas sizes and how they compare to one another.
Keep in mind, you can choose either vertical or horizontal orientation. I also offer one square canvas which will give a totally different look compared to the rectangular ones