Katherine Gressel
Wedding ReceptionsWedding CeremoniesBar/Bat MitzvahsFundraisers and Corporate EventsBirthday PartiesPaintings from photosThe Live Painting Process
Live Event Painting
Visit my NEW Live Event Painting website for the most updated information and images!
eventpaintingbykatherine.com

"Seeing Katherine’s piece was something of a 'Eureka' moment for me about integrating art and a special moment in life...I was truly excited by this prospect of 'marrying' art and a lovely wedding ceremony."
- Sarah Ritchie, wedding officiant

WeddingWire Rated: SEE REVIEWS ON WEDDINGWIRE

Featured in the New York Times Sunday Style section, 11/11/12, "Live-Event Artists Paint Right There," by Elissa Gootman

Voted one of the top three "Misc. Vendors" in the 2013 Chesapeake Bridal Awards

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See paintings of wedding receptions

See paintings of wedding ceremonies

See paintings of bar/bat mitzvahs

See paintings of fundraisers and corporate events

See paintings based on photos

Learn more about the process


SEE A VIDEO of me painting at a wedding in August 2009 at Osborn Castle in Garrison, NY, by Nathaniel Armstrong.

Complete Press/Blog Coverage
(see individual "completed paintings" for clients' testimonials)

- New York Times Sunday Style section, 11/11/12, "Live-Event Artists Paint Right There," by Elissa Gootman

- Featured in "The Knot NYC" Fall/Winter 2012 issue, in "14 Perfect Weddings" section: "A live painter captured the reception in an especially memorable way."

- Recommended on the Ang Weddings and Events blog

- A wedding guest reflects on the experience in her Feather to Feather Blog

- Please visit Sarah Ritchie's website for her full entry on my live event painting.

- See a more recent entry by Sarah on her Love is a Small World blog.


About Live Event Painting
Many people find not only that a live event artist can create a more distinctive, meaningful record of their special day than an ordinary photograph; a live event painter also puts on a performance, as guests witness an entire painting of themselves and their surroundings unfold over the course of a few hours.

As a live event artist, I come to your event and capture the action in a painting, which serves as both entertainment for guests and a lasting memento of your special event. I arrive onsite early to capture the specific light, color, and mood of a space, then add portraits of key guests as the party unfolds, in a dynamic, creative composition. I offer highly customized event packages, ranging from doing a complete live painting on-site, to adding more details afterward in the studio, to capturing a past event based on your photos.

I am based in Brooklyn, NY but will travel widely for your events (out of town locations have included Puerto Rico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Newport, RI, Hartford, CT and Baltimore, MD).