February 21, 2019
I’ve been so fortunate this year to be able to paint at different events at Merrimon-Wynne! I’ve adored the picture perfect southern venue for years, from the spacious porch to the charming architectural details. So when the Merrimon-Wynne team got in touch to ask if I would do a surprise live event painting for the venue owner, I was over the moon!
Instead of a “typical” live wedding painting where I’ll paint the subject as it happens, it was requested that instead perhaps I paint Merrimon-Wynne, complete with the owner’s family in front! I love when clients have special requests and a specific vision, and I’ll do whatever I can to make it happen. I was able to have access to some recent family photos so I could get a great sketch before-hand with them right in front of the home.
I arrived at the house just as the sun had set, and walked up to the most beautiful lantern-lit pathway leading up to their carriage house. Lafete planning and design team pulled out all the stops, from this beautiful entryway to the giant balloon ceiling, and celebratory birthday touches at every turn.
It was such a joy to create the painting throughout the night, having guests stop by to comment on the process or ask questions. I even ran into one woman who said that her great-grandmother had lived in the house way-back-when! How cool is that? Being able to artistically portray such important moments and places in people’s lives is an honor and privilege. Celebrating Merrimon-Wynne’s five year birthday bash was no different, and I’m forever thankful for the amazing people who entrust me with these precious moments!
Happy Birthday Merrimon-Wynne, and here’s to many more!
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