Jamie has painted everything from intimate rooftop weddings to luxury corporate events. She is a creative and talented professional who will impress your guests while creating a piece of fine art from your special day. Jamie has been painting professionally for 15 years and produces unique work in the event industry that simultaneously displays portrait likenesses, dramatic spaces, and impressionistic flair. She is one of the only live painters who works in traditional oil paint, which creates rich colors and painterly texture. She has captured weddings, birthdays, and business events in some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in Washington, DC; including The Library of Congress, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The National Portrait Gallery, and The U.S. Supreme Court Building.
JAMIE TRAVELS WORLDWIDE. USE OUR CONTACT FORM TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR EVENT DATE.
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jamie in action
Charity and benefit work
JAMIE HAS PAINTED AT THE FOLLOWING FINE VENUES
The U.S. Supreme Court Building | St. Regis Hotel, Washington, DC | The W Hotel | Tudor Place Historic Garden, Georgetown
The Library of Congress | Brittland Estates, Chestertown, MD | Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC | Fathom Creative | Artisphere, Arlington, VA
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC | Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC | Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, MD | Veritas Vineyard, Charlottesville, VA
National Press Club | Hard Rock Cafe, Baltimore, MD | Chesapeake Room, Baltimore, MD | Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA | Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Author's Castle | Hellenic Center, Fayetteville, NC | sixth and I, Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC | Waterfront Hotel, Annapolis, MD | Baltimore Convention Center
Keswick Vineyards & Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, VA | The Anderson House, Washington, DC | Carnegie Institute for Science, Washington, DC
Smithsonian American Art Museum | The Waterfront Hotel, Annapolis, MD | Coco Sala, Washington, DC
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Every event is unique: the timing, flow of guests, the venue, decor, and lighting. I will work closely with you to ensure every important element is recorded in paint for you to treasure for years to come.
INQUIRE today! Bride's are booking a year in advance, so get on our calendar as soon as possible. Last minute bookings are also welcome. Please use the contact form to reach me for a free estimate or call us at 202-768-2662. When you are ready to secure your event date, a deposit and signed contract are due.
We will WORK TOGETHER to determine how to best capture your event. If requested, I will do a preliminary site visit and produce a sketch as a preview to your painting(s). Travel for a site visit may be extra. It’s best if I can meet you at this time or your event coordinator.
FOR BRIDES AND GROOMS: ceremony versus reception, how to choose? Think about which part of the day is more important to you. Did you choose an outdoor ceremony for the gorgeous backdrop or is your energetic lounge-themed reception what you want captured in paint? A panoramic canvas does well to capture landscapes and square canvases are great for vaulted venues. I'm happy to discuss!
ON THE DAY of your event I will arrive 3 hours early, if possible, to begin painting the scene. As you and your guests arrive and celebrate, I will add you to the painting, capturing the mood, colors, energy, and many likenesses. I will often stay for the entire event and am happy to interact with your guests if my location is convenient to them. I often get quite a few curious people and they love to find themselves in the painting!
If you would like a SPECIFIC MOMENT captured, it may be best to have the help of your photographer to capture it and I will paint that moment in the studio.
I am completely SELF-CONTAINED and don’t require any tables, chairs, etc.
AFTER THE EVENT you can expect to have your painting in hand one month after your event. Oil paint takes at least a week to dry to the touch. If additional portraits were requested, this date may slip back.
Are you planning a CHARITY EVENT or benefit? I may be able to offer you a significant discount. Please INQUIRE.
If your budget got away from you, as often happens, you might also consider commissioning me to paint from one of your favorite photographs after your event. See my PORTRAITS page for samples and ideas.