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Laksh Sarkar is a live wedding painting service based in Fairfax, Virginia. Owner and lead artist Lakshmi specializes in illustrating the joy and magic of wedding celebrations in real time through vibrant, colorful acrylic paintings. Documenting love stories in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond is her greatest honor. Lakshmi is available for live wedding painting, live sketching of guest portraits, and commissioned work in her studio.

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Lakshmi views her role at wedding celebrations as similar to a live performance. While she works to capture every element of the event, the newlyweds and their guests can watch on as intricate details are preserved in artistic form. The finished painting is not only a unique first piece of art for the happy couple but a keepsake and reminder of the people who made their wedding day so memorable. Lakshmi can paint any aspect of a wedding celebration, with ceremonies, receptions, and cocktail parties all very popular options.

She will arrive at a venue two to three hours before an event begins to set up her equipment and start work on the painting’s backdrop. As the guests arrive and the celebration unfolds, Lakshmi will be there to illustrate every moment. As a unique souvenir, she can capture guests as fashion illustrations in watercolor portraits or digital sketches on her iPad. Guests will love the aspect of live art being created in front of them and be enthralled with their own sketch as a wedding favor. With a typical turnaround of two to four weeks, it is never long before a couple has their finished family heirloom to display in their home and share with future generations. Lakshmi can also create art in her studio and paint from photographs. She makes custom hand-painted bottles that could be the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest. Contact Lakshmi Sarkar today to preserve life’s most precious memories on canvas.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned
4.9 out of 5 rating
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98% Recommended by couples

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Sanjana T. Married on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Loved working with Lakshmi!!

It was a fantastic experience working with Lakshmi from start to finish. Starting from the very first inquiry, we found her to be very communicative and transparent. We appreciated her vast experience with Indian weddings and felt that she really knew which traditions would make for a great painting. She was also very kind and easy to chat with, which really made the whole process so smooth. As for the painting, it was amazing! Lakshmi is a very talented artist and we felt that she really captured the emotion of the moment she painted. She also made sure to take a ton of pictures during the ceremony of the rituals as well as the people we wanted centered in the painting, and that really showed in the detail of the faces and setting. She was also so professional and friendly with our guests - we got many comments saying how cool the live painter was and how interesting it was to see and learn about her process! Lakshmi was also very transparent with me as well regarding painting timelines, etc. And she took the time to meet up with me to hand the painting off in person! I really loved working with Lakshmi and would definitely highly recommend her as a live painter.
Neha T. Married on 12/03/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience having Lakshmi paint our wedding!

We were so happy when my brother surprised us with a live painter for our wedding! We never saw this type of vendor at weddings before and weren’t sure what the process would be like. Well, Lakshmi was amazing! She was very communicative throughout the process with my brother and then with me and my fiancé about what to expect. She asked about which scene from our wedding we wanted painted and was able to get our full family in the painting as well. She even added little hidden gems my brother asked her to add into the painting that were so meaningful to me! Could not recommend Lakshmi enough. Our guests loved seeing her in action and definitely a highlight of our wedding!
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