I create rich, colorful paintings that inspire onlookers to be creative. My caricatures bring out the best in the subjects, highlighting their strengths. My face painting is fun and relaxing, a creative spa treatment!
She is excellent and I highly recommend her!
We had an office party of over 75 people and she was a great addition to our event. Melody showed up early and even stayed late to finish someone's caricature. She was very friendly and her caricatures were incredible. Everyone was happy with their portraits. I highly recommend hiring her for any upcoming events.
Using GigSalad to find an artist for our party was easy and efficient. I received offers almost immediately and was able to connect with the prospects directly. We decided to ask Melody Often Paints and what a great decision it was. Melody and I emailed back and forth, I was able to ask her questions and she was so pleasant to work with. Her rate was reasonable. Melody arrived right on time and proceeded to do awesome portraits of seven eight-year old girls. The way she connected with each girl was amazing as were the portraits. She was a delightful addition to the party and I highly recommend her. Both for her personal style and her work as an artist. She deserves more than five stars!!
Melody worked really well with our student participants, facilitated well, demonstrated her artistic talents, and the participants really enjoyed it!
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Live painting is perfect as diversion during a cocktail hour, as a calming spectacle to enhance an atmosphere of culture and refinement. It pairs well with music of all genres both live and recorded. The experience is defined by the desires of the event planner. I take into account the desired mood, the colors and content of the painting, the size of the canvas, the costume I would wear, and the duration of process, all in support of the event goal.
The process includes set up of my easel and dispensing of color onto the palette followed by layout and sketching directly onto the canvas followed by incremental layers of paint until the process is complete. This usually lasts from 2 to 4 hours with 15 minutes for cleanup.
Caricature and face painting follows a similar plan with setup, 4 hour max duration, followed by 15 minute cleanup. Each individual usually takes 5-15 minutes and walks away with a work of art.
I've lived on both coasts and a bit in the midwest. I speak French and have been practicing art since I was small. I studied art in college and have spent many years making comics, painting faces and murals, exhibiting and selling my paintings, and teaching art. My love of a lively atmosphere and people has led me to live painting as a way of communicating this passion to those in the mood to relax and be entertained. I paint faces as a way of bringing art into the spa mindset and I draw caricatures as a way of tapping into my psychic energies. Making art is more than a hobby or a career, it's a philosophy of love.
Additional Booking Notes
For live painting and face painting I prefer access to a sink but can bring water bottles if necessary.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 20, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|May 08, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Teen Birthday Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Campus Event|
|May 10, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Campus Event|
Influences & Inspiration
I'm influenced by art nouveau illustration, animation, anime and manga, superhero comics, magical realists and the expressionist movement.
Caricature and face painting requires a table and two chairs with shade if in the sun.
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