as featured in:  NY Times Style Section

 Wilmington News Journal   and  USA Today

Live Event Artist, wedding painter, wedding muralist, party painter are ways of say that I am a Live Event Painter -  a human camera  capturing the event as it unfolds in a painting.

I paint at weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events, gala parties, anniversary parties, in fact anywhere I am commissioned to paint.  Guests stop by to see the progress as your wedding painting, event painting or party painting becomes an original oil work of art, often with them in it.   A live event painting is a wonderful and meaningful wedding gift, groom's gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, gifts for VIP's and clients who will never forget the occasion or who gave it to them. A Bar Mitzvah painting is great way to remember your children's Bar Mitzvahs, and the perfect gift for those who "don't need anything".

My name is  Joan Zylkin, I am an academy trained fine artist and I first had the idea to paint live at events in the very early 2000's and decided to call myself a "wedding painter" and "live event painter" and then see how puzzled people were when I tried to explain what I do, never really understanding until they saw me actually paintng a live event.  Since then I have painted all kinds of weddings, private and corporate events, and stage performances including, Shakespeare, Broadway Shows, Gilbert and Sullivan, Rock Bands, Blues Festivals, Jazz Festivals, Orchestras and more ...  I  capture people in motion and the energy of the event and am doing what I love  - painting LIFE.   I have done live event painting at a Korean Weddings, Jewish Weddings, a Quaker Wedding.  I look forward to painting Asian Weddings, Indian Weddings, Chinese Weddings. 

See my Portrait Weddings Profile here

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