Would you think I was crazy if I said I go to weddings but not as a guest but as an artist? Yes actually painting on the day at the wedding! And I have painted amongst others HARVEST GOLD inspired by a huge award winning event HARVEST in Peterborough Cathedral square where harvest was celebrated with an artist led meal for 500 people!
So whats it all about?
Its me as an artist going to a wedding, a day full of happiness and love, and taking the emotions, moods, colours, flowers and inspiration from the day and creating a unique piece of art from that day (and mostly on the day) especially for the bride and groom or whoever commissions the work. Its not about painting the exact scene. Apply this to any special event, conference, party, work event and special occasion! Its me taking inspiration from each individual, unique event and creating a bespoke piece of art that embodies the day.
Is it unique?
Well I don’t know of any others doing exactly what I do and I believe that I am the only artist in the UK doing what I do. Others involved in creating weddings have told me they know of no other doing what I do. In fact several of my artist friends have told me I am completely nuts for putting myself under such pressure. But for me its not about pressure but its the way I work. Intuitive art that connects with a situation, a place, the people, emotions and energy in that moment. Yes its intense and the day after I am absolutely drained as so much of my focus and energies go into creating that special painting in the time that I am at the wedding or the event.
So how does it happen?
You decide if its something you would like for your wedding or event.
You have look at my website and see if you like my style.
If you like my style and only then give me a call and visit my studio/skype call to discuss your thoughts and we together can discuss your theme from landscape, flowers and colours or abstract. If you do not like my style please don’t waste our time as my style is my style and it won’t be changing any time soon! So I won’t be copying someone else style. What I do is unique!
Check with your hotel or venue to see if they are happy to accommodate my requirements if you are not booking through a hotel or other venue. I am happy to talk to them if you give me their contact details.
If its a yes then we book the date and you pay a 50% deposit non refundable to secure the date.
I turn up at your wedding or event 2/3 hours before to get set up and take in the atmosphere, the place, the colours, the energies and atmosphere. At this point I may if possible visit the bride/bridegroom to take in the ambiance as you prepare for your special day. I also like to be at the ceremony at the back and out of the way to experience the details can come from experiencing this special moment or the main parts of your event or conference.
Optionally (to be booked additionally) I can bring an assistant to hold a class for children to create something special as the drinks reception is held. Children also love to watch me working and letting children add flowers to the painting can be a special touch too.
It’s not usually possible to complete the finished piece on the day and it is finished in my studio in Peterborough where you can then visit to view the finished piece or I can bring the piece to you as agreed. Included in the price are 100 cards of the painting that you can send to your guests as a momento of the day/thank you card as they like to see the finished piece too.
“My husband and I got married in April 2015, as a gift to us from my in-laws we had Charron come to paint on the day and what a wonderful experience it was.Keely the bride
All Charron said to me was what part of the day would I like her to capture, and as I love Charrons flowers I asked for my bouquet. Then she went downstairs and started to do her thing, positioning herself discreetly in the corner but where people could see what she was doing. Our guests were quite intrigued and it became a talking piece of the day, some just enjoyed watching her paint, some asking her questions and some influencing what Charron painted.
It was a little after the wedding we went to view the painting and we were blown away by it. We have it hanging in our lounge and every time we look up we are reminded of our day, from the roses in my bouquet, the pinks and golds she used from our wedding colours, the slight lace detail she painted that was on my dress, and one of my favourite parts- a suggestion from my niece to put a heart in the corner as the day was about love- all of this is a beautiful way to remember our day and I don’t think it gets any more special than a personalised painting.
Thank you Charron for giving us a beautiful piece that we are so very proud of.”
Prices start at £500 for events and from £1500 for weddings depending on day of the week, size of the painting and location of the wedding. I limit the number of weddings and events that I will do as I want each painting to have that special magic of your individual and unique occasion.
“Charron was a total star at our UK Reflexology Conference. I had commissioned Charron to come along and do what she does best… to paint what she experiences! It was a surprise for our delegates and Charron was the perfect person to be there. Her friendly and warm presence set everyone at ease while she quietly sat at the back of our large conference room and painted the energy and impression of the event. The end result was magnificent as it was so vibrant, colourful and attractive. Commissioning a unique piece of art work from Charron was one of the best things we did. It made an impact, it was relevant and inspiring to watch. She even posted a time lapse of her painting it on our delegates page after the event. Charron is a delight to work with and made the booking and contract process so easy. It was great value and added so much to our hugely appreciated and rated event. Thank you Charron for being part of a magical and uplifting professional event.”Sue Organiser of the conference.
Please give me a call on 07966 208282 or visit my Peterborough Studio to discuss your requirements for your special experience! I so look forward to working with you to create a special emotional artwork that will last you a lifetime!