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Event Painting

Kate Franklin brings the excitement of live painting to your meaningful event!

A fine artist for over 30 years, Kate specializes in oils of landscapes and gardens. She brings this “plein air” experience to your event, be it a wedding in a garden setting or a gala indoor event, she will “capture the moment” for you on canvas!  

Her paintings suggest the grandeur and diversity of nature. Her impressionist style and rich colors invite the viewer to walk into the scene. Kate Franklin’s event paintings evoke the same spirit, a feeling that you know you were there, creating a fabulous memoir on canvas for you to cherish forever! 

Event Painting Package Includes:


  • Paintings are oil on canvas, using highest quality archival materials
  • Pre-event meeting or phone consultation
  • 5 hr attendance at live event
  • Touch up & finalization of painting in studio
  • Travel costs within 30 miles of Manchester, Vermont
  • Packaging & shipping of painting to client within contiguous United States
Popular event
custom painting sizes:
20" X 24" 
24" X 30" 
24" X 36" 

Prices for the above sizes start at $1,800 for the 20 x 24. I would be happy to discuss your ideas for your event painting and give you a firm estimate. Other sizes and shapes, such as square, are available, please contact me for pricing. Smaller paintings from photographs can be created for you, to give as gifts to family members. Notecards, thank you cards, and giclee prints are also available to order.  If your event has passed, a painting can be done from an 8 x 10” photograph, on canvas in any size.  Please consult with me on pricing.

Please note, travel expenses are additional, and may include 1-2 night hotel accommodation. I am currently accepting commissions within 4 hr driving distance from Manchester, Vermont. If you live in a further location, please call or email me and we can discuss your event. 

Event Painting & How it Works

We will discuss what scene you would like to have painted, be it dancing to your first song, the cutting of the cake, the actual ceremony, and how many figures will be included in the painting. You will also choose a canvas size. Included in the package are detailed facial features of the bride & groom, plus up to 4 other figures. The remaining figures will be recognizable from hair color, style, outfits, etc, but will be painted with less facial detail. If you would like more detail in the other figures, we can discuss that. 

I will arrive at the event for set up and begin painting (the background) approximately 3 hours in advance of the ceremony or event. As guests arrive, I will take photos, which will be used as reference points as I continue to paint from life.

Guests are welcome to watch while I paint! The entire live process takes about 5-6 hours. Afterward, I will take the painting back to my studio to fine tune details, and give the oil painting time to dry. The total length of time from start to finishing details is approximately 10-12 hrs. This is all included in the price. 

Once dry, I will ship your painting within one to two weeks, or later if desired. Shipping within the contiguous United States is included.