The Blog

My name is David and I am a classically trained oil painter who loves to create compelling portraits live at weddings. Below you will find my most recent paintings, along with some anecdotes on the special process that went into each one. So sit back with your favorite drink in hand (Gin & Tonic for me) & enjoy!

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When Alexis and Sam reached out to me about their live wedding painting I could feel the deep connection that they both share. They spoke of the love they have for each other, and how they were making things work while being engaged long distance. I couldn’t believe that they were planning for a wedding […]

February 19, 2022

Alexis & Samuel's Live Wedding Painting from their wedding at Dogwood Downs in Charleston, South Carolina.

As a wedding painter this is one of my favorite paintings. It captures a dear friend at her Saint Louis wedding at the Wild Carrot.

December 28, 2021

Hannah and Thomas are some of our dearest friends from Savannah. We would spend afternoons playing Catan with them and going for walks on the beach at Tybee. It was no surprise when they chose to get married at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Savannah! It encapsulated […]

November 30, 2021

I don’t think they knew at the time, but Megan & Blake were the first couple to book with me! Because of that I wanted to make their live wedding painting the perfect depiction of their marriage to one another. When we first spoke on the phone they told me of their plans to have […]

October 30, 2021

Megan & Blake's Live Wedding Painting from their Kansas City ceremony.

The Island House of John’s Island, South Carolina is truly a stunning venue. Not only does it have a waterfront view of the Stono River, but it also has an adorable flower field that blooms in the spring! And don’t get me started on the staff, each of whom are so kind and excited for […]

October 1, 2021

One day in early September I got a call from Rich, asking if I was available for his wedding with Avery in 3 weeks. Needless to say, it was a rush of excitement getting their painting prepped and ready for their ceremony. It seemed that Rich and I were talking every day, planning a pose […]

September 25, 2021

The Governor Thomas Bennett House is one of Charleston’s most historic homes and the most beautiful wedding venue! They have a stunning bridal suite looking over the lawn out back, a place that echoes the rich greenery of the south. I remember growing up playing on the hanging branches of centuries old live oaks, and […]

September 1, 2021

I often get asked how I got into live wedding painting, especially as someone who does such realistic artwork. My reply is that I began with this painting, a painting of my wife for our 3rd wedding anniversary. I wanted to capture my wife’s rich complexity in a portrait that echoed Gerhard Richter’s over the […]

May 26, 2021

I participated in The Big Fake Wedding in Nashville, Tennessee. It was my first time participating in the Big Fake Wedding and I had no idea what to expect! Our venue for the event was the Cannery Row Ballroom in downtown Nashville, a rustic wedding venue with tons of character. The couple were a real […]

March 27, 2021

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