Live Event Pai

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Gina and Michael 24x36 at Park Savoy

Brittany and Matthew 24x36 at Hyatt Regency Morristown

Tiffany and Matt 24x36 at Ocean Bleu Westhampton, NY


Live painting for Jennifer and Glenn at Bonnet Island Estate



Painted live for Real Housewives of NJ Dino Manzo's HGTV

show Dina's Party

Amber and Ethan's first dance at the Four Seasons, Baltimore


Live event painting of wedding at the Venetian, Garfield, NJ


Lauren and Marco with their completed wedding painting. This painting captured the bride and groom's first dance. This was a beautiful wedding at the Madison hotel, in Morristown, New Jersey




Painted live onsite at a wedding reception at the Yale club in NYC.









New York Times
"Captured Live, on Canvas" click to read.

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"Live event painting" is a unique way to capture all aspects of your special event.


Celebration artist Jessica Weiss-Stevens comes to your wedding, bar/bat-mitzvah, or fundraiser and creates a painting on site. She arrives with a blank canvas, and paints the party room and decorations in detail before your guests arrive. As the party unfolds, the painting comes to life. While you and your guests dance and create memories Jessica is capturing them in the painting. At the end of your party the painting is displayed for the guests to see, and is now an amazing heirloom you will always cherish. "Live event painting" is a unique way to capture all aspects of your special event.


As a live event artist in NYC, New York and New Jersey for weddings as well as other special occasions, Live Event Paintings by Jessica will enliven the most luxurious of events by artistically creating a live painting of your wedding or reception onsite that will surely entertain wedding guests in attendance. With her friendly demeanor, Jessica enjoys the interaction of your guests as they enticingly watch the live event painting of your wedding unfold on canvas. She is also careful to capture the architectural details and decor of the room to reflect the overall mood and interaction of principle wedding guests to live on in your memory forever!



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Q: What is so special about live event painting?
A: A painting done on location evolves on the canvas just as the event unfolds around us. Jessica is able to capture the atmosphere and essence of your event. When you commission Jessica to paint your special occasion, you are adding a unique form of entertainment to your event. Guests watch the evolution of the painting with great interest and enthusiasm.

Q: Which events lend themselves to live paintings?
A: Weddings, receptions, Sweet 16s, communions, family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners, fund-raisers-any celebratory gathering can be captured and transformed into a work of art.

Q: Where does the artist work? Is it in the way?
A: Many guests will not realize The artist is even there. Many party goers are shocked to see what was created right in front of them with them never noticing. I set up with a French impressionistic easel in a corner and only take up 5' by 6' area.

Q: How much does this type of service usually cost?
A: Prices typically vary from $1000 to $2000 depending on size. Please Contact Jessica for a Free Quote!

Phone: 917.575.2900         

Q: How far in advance should I contact you to paint my celebration?
A: The Sooner the better. I can only be at one party at a time, so contact me and confirm availability as far in advance as possible.

Q: My party already passed, but I'd love a painting of it
A: Contact Jessica and you can have a "reflective event painting" created. All you need is to supply some photos of the party in full swing, and some pictures of the venue room and any details you'd like in the painting
(ex-cake, centerpiece )


"I am a freelance Celebrity Makeup Artist and owner of Rosina Bella, a Special Occasions Beauty Business,(, which allows me to cater my professional beauty services to women all over the tri-state area. I learned about Jessica's services through one of my bridal clients and after hearing rave reviews about her work I knew I had to hire her to paint a portrait at my wedding this past September 4, 2010. Jessica was one of the highlights of my wedding day, not only was she a pleasure to work with but painted a masterpiece of my first dance with my husband that we will cherish forever! It is truly a moment frozen in time and my husband and I love this cherished keepsake! I highly recommend Jessica to all of my friends and bridal clients!"
Warmest regards,
Lauren Lazaro  



The celebration artist has had the opportunity to work with some amazing event professionals. Here are some vendors we recomend:


Make-up Artist

Lauren Lazaro

Rosina Bella




Flowers and Event Decor

Marquis Florals by Kim


Event Planning Services

Elegant Events and Occasions



Josh Lynn Photography