Welcome to a fun little corner of Emily Paints Events, where memories are captured live in wonderfully fun watercolour portraits. The importance of preserving special moments that last a lifetime is what it's all about. Providing guests at events with beautiful and professionally painted portraits - whether a wedding, corporate event, or private party our skilled artists (Emily & Ama) will paint the excitement and individual personalities of your guests - leaving them with keepsakes that are treasured - and not left on the table.
How many times have you been painted? Often this is the first time guests have experienced the joy of having their portrait painted.
Receiving a portrait is a special experience making you feel appreciated, but knowing it was created in only minutes adds an awe-inspiring element. Guests will be touched by the level of attention and care to detail that each artist puts into their work. Creating something so memorable will leave everyone feeling treasured.
...its an experience!
meet the artists
Hi! I'm Emily, portraits are my absolute favourite subject to paint. My watercolour portraits are more focused on realism but with a "storybook" quality to them.
Hello! I'm Ama, I love imagining intricate worlds with my watercolour paintings inspired by the people and whimsical moments I cherish in life.
Guests arrive at the painting station as they arrive to the event or cocktail hour with clear signage explaining what is happening. We take a photo of the guest(s) - up to 2 people can be in each painting, and one portrait is allowed per guest.
We start painting right away! Each portrait takes approximately 5-6 minutes. When finished the artwork is placed into a protective sleeve and displayed on our table.
During dinner we work through our collected photos and once they are completed they are displayed on our table for pickup after dinner.
*tip*: We recommend your MC or DJ let guests know we are doing portraits - this way all photos can be taken during cocktail hour. Once dinner begins we are working as quickly as we can to ensure they are completed by the time the dance floor opens!
how things work