Based in Brooklyn, New York, Event Painting by Katherine is an award-winning event painting business. Artist Katherine Gressel captures the action of a couple's special day and travels worldwide to do so. The company has over eight years of experience and has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times and Sophisticated Weddings. Let her provide a stand-out experience for your guests and create a one-of-a-kind memento of your special day.
Event Painting by Katherine offers a variety of services to ensure a couple's painting is the work of art they deserve. Katherine offers a detailed consultation to allow couples to determine what key components they want in their painting. These may be elements such as important guests or unique decorations. In addition to painting inspired by the surroundings, there is also the option to recreate a photo into an original composition.
183 Reviews for Event Painting by Katherine
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Yadira R. · Married on 08/14/2020
AMAZING Experience working with Katherine G.
I cannot say enough kind words to explain about Katherine, her talent, or her work ethic!! I contacted her VERY early on in the process, as I started booking my vendors in advance. She provides detailed information to help inform choosing the perfect painting for you. Once I contacted her, she let me know everything I needed to know about hiring her as one of our vendors and how it would be working together. Her digital booklets were very informative and I was able to choose a painting size and additions that worked for me; the process was very seamless. That was very early on in the process, and little did we know that a pandemic was going to change my plan for my wedding! We kept a very open line of communication, and while I was trying to figure out what I was going to be allowed to do for our wedding, or whether we would have to postpone or cancel our wedding altogether, Katherine was very supportive, and I didn't feel any pressure to decide quickly or any hesitance on her part. She was so so understanding and sympathized with how difficult our wedding planning became. We worked very closely trying to find a perfect plan after we had to rearrange our wedding from indoors to outdoors! Katherine had everything she needed to work once she arrived at the venue (she arrived super early to paint the background and get an excellent head start), and our guests LOVEDDDD watching her paint! Everyone was so impressed with her painting by the end of the night, but it still wasn't done which was the most impressive part of all!!! I sent Katherine photos of important family members and she incorporated them into the painting. She sent me pictures of the finished piece through email for my approval, and when I suggested some other additions to the painting, Katherine graciously accepted the changes, listened to everything I said and delivered! I was soooo happy with my finished piece!! I can tell who everyone in the painting is and I am absolutely in love with it!! Thank you for this beautiful painting of me, my new husband, and our family members. It looks just like us and you gave us a timeless gift!!! THANK YOU KATHERINE!!Sent on 12/31/2020
Alexa B. · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Katherine Gressel Event Painting
Katherine is an amazing artist!! We had her paint our first dance and are completely floored by how beautiful it came out. It was an incredible representation of our special moment and are so happy we have this painting forever. Our guests were amazed when they saw Katherine painting throughout the evening and we received so many compliments! If you are thinking about having an event painter, Katherine is THE best option!Sent on 12/31/2020
Beverly L. · Married on 11/14/2020
An incredibly detailed and unique way to capture our magic moment!
When my husband and I started wedding planning, hiring a Live Painter was something we knew we wanted, as it’s such a unique and special experience to include in a wedding. After doing our research, we found Katherine. We absolutely loved her esthetic and attention to detail and knew she was the painter we wanted to capture our day.
On top of Katherine’s paintings being incredible, she is so caring and sweet. Part of Katherine’s planning process in the weeks leading up to the wedding, includes an extensive questionnaire about what you want in your painting. I loved that she did this, as it gave her an opportunity to know what we wanted. Not only did she include everything that we asked for, she went above and beyond to really portray our day. She was so detailed, she even painted our soup and salad appetizer at each place setting on the table. We were beyond impressed.
Additionally, our guests loved seeing her work throughout the night. Having her added an extra level of entertainment for our guests that they were truly impressed with. She made great progress by the end of the night. We are so in love with our painting and can’t wait to hang it in our home.
Sent on 12/07/2020
I had the pleasure of working with Katherine on a gorgeous winter wedding in the Hudson Valley. Her painting is nothing short of amazing! I could not believe how quickly she could paint a scene from the wedding with such extraordinary detail and care. If you are looking to preserve your wedding memories in addition to your wedding photography in a very unique manner, having a live event painter at your wedding is an investment you will not regret. Your painting will be cherished for generations.
Katherine transforms events. She shows up on your special day and paints the event in person, live, creating an unforgettable experience through her engaging and intriguing on-site painting. Discreet yet available for guests to watch and admire, Katherine's expertise is in creating memories that not only last a lifetime but generations. If you're on the fence about who to hire to make your important event extra memorable, don't think twice: Katherine is gracious, professional, and a true delight to spend time with. I enthusiastically recommended her.