Be unique. Impress your guests.
Imagine capturing your event as a unique, creative, and once-in-a-life time experience that will last in your guests' memories for years to come. Experience and watch your event unfold on a canvas in a variety of colors, in tune with the rhythm of the music and with lifted energy of your guests. Book Blair to perform a personalized Live Painting experience at your:
Lecture or Seminar
Special private or public event
Local Live Painting Performance - Including Original Painting (one hour or more up to four):
Blair's Live Performance is $700
$ 1,300 - (1) 24" x 36" painting
$ 2,600 - (1) 36" x 48" painting
Other sizes available. In fact, any size is available! Keep in mind, at a live event, the larger the painting the better.
* Please note that all Live Painting Performance reservations require a 25% non-refundable deposit of the total estimated cost which will be counted towards your total billing amount.
** Local Live Painting Performances take place anywhere within the Western New York area.
For other national and international events, yes I will travel!
Above rates apply, plus travel fees which depend on the event location and time of the year. These can be discussed during the initial free phone consultation.
Stuff happens, life changes. To reschedule or cancel a Live Painting reservation, advance notice pays off.
For local events, cancellations made a week prior to the event date will receive a full refund (except for the non-refundable deposit). If less than a one week notice is given, a 50% refund will be given. Cancellations made within 24 hrs prior to the scheduled event, will be charged in full.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Live Painting?
Live Painting is an improvisational performance in which a visual artist, usually accompanied by a DJ or live Music, over a short period of time, creates a painting to the beat of the music in front of an audience. Unlike a traditional setting in which a painter works privately in an enclosed studio over an extended period of time and shares his or her work only after it is completed in a gallery or another exhibition setting, Live Painting allows the audience to watch the creative process unfold from beginning to completion within a short period of time in a public setting.
Why choose Blair Rusin to live paint at your event?
Blair Rusin is a professional Live Painter who not only creates a finished piece of modern abstract or realistic art during your event, but he also aims to truly engage, entertain and expose the audience to his creative process. He paints quickly, adapts easily to the energy of the event, and captivates his audience easily by painting to the rhythm of the music and by painting a subject matter that captures the special moments of each event. If you want something different to spice up the energy at your event, Blair is the artist to contact.
What needs to be provided for the artist at my event?
Although space and lighting accommodations may depend on the venue and the size of the desired painting, generally, the artist will need a minimum space of about 6′ x 6′ and an electrical outlet nearby (if the event is held indoors). Gino brings all live painting related materials including an easel, canvas, paint, brushes, palette, drop cloths, plastic, clip-on lights, and a small table for his art materials. (for local events)
For national and International events a table and easel must be provided by the client.
Does the paint smell, will there be any paint spills after the event?
No. Blair uses acrylic fine art paint which are water-soluble and do not emit any odors. His painting space is covered with drop cloths and plastic to prevent any paint from the surrounding areas.
Will the artist be annoyed if guests watch and ask questions as he paints?
No, Blair is accustomed to painting in public spaces and welcomes questions about his art and creative process during the event.
Do I have the option of keeping the paintings?
Yes. If you would like to keep the paintings created at the event you can choose to do so with the applicable rates mentioned above. Keeping the original paintings is a great option if you would like to keep a memorable record of your event or if you would like to auction off the painting for your organization's fund-raising goals.
How do I book a live painting performance at my event?
Call at 716-570-6477, or email to schedule a free consultation to discuss the preferences of your event. Please note that the free consultation does not obligate you to make a reservation for a Live Painting Performance.