Thanks for your interest in PRATHERdesign and Live Painting! Mike Prather is a professional artist and painter based in the Louisville area. For your next great event, allow your guests to be entertained by watching a real artist produce a painting of your event as it happens. A live event painting not only adds an entertaining and unique touch to your event, but is also a fine art investment to be treasured for generations.
Mike will meet with the couple/host before the event to discuss the size of the painting, key people, location that Mike will paint from and any special items that would be included. On the day of the wedding/event, we will arrive at the venue about 4 hours prior to the start and set up a painting station. At this time, Mike will focus on capturing the specific mood, lighting and color of the event. By the end of the night the painting will be “nearly” complete. We will take the painting back to our studio in La Grange to tighten up some loose ends and let it dry. We will then prepare the painting for delivery. This will include framing options, any reproductions that are needed and note cards with envelopes. Below are estimated costs involved along with other services that we provide:
PRATHER Live Event Painting - Level 1 - $2,500
Live painting completed on-site and in the moment. Some detail in couple, rest of guests impressionist style. 24 x 36” Oil on Canvas
PRATHER Live Event Painting - Level 2 - $3,500
Live painting plus 16 additional studio hours to refine the scene and add some detail to couple, venue, and florals, and guests. Choreographed with your choice of loved ones. 24 x 36 Oil on canvas.
PRATHER Live Event Painting - Level 3 - $4,500
Extra large live painting plus 30 hours studio work to create a unique, dynamic composition. Choreographed with your choice of loved ones. 36 x 48 Oil on canvas
Level 4 - $1,500
Painting completed from photographers photos. 24 x 36” Oil on Canvas
• Thank You Notes plus envelopes using the painting on the cover
• Giclee prints of the painting - size varies and canvas wrap size varies