In Their Own Words:
Using vivid colors, expressive brushstrokes and unique compositions, I create oil paintings live at weddings.
Guests are invited to observe and engage with as I paint, and this, along with easel and canvas, adds a joyful element of surprise and elegance to each wedding.
These timeless and romantic paintings, composed on site and completed in the studio, will be enjoyed by you and your family for generations.
In addition to my oil paintings, my partner Joseph Loccisano, offers live charcoal sketches. These are a truly unique wedding detail! Guests will enjoy watching the process and will treasure their one-of-a-kind wedding favor!
Favorite Moment During a Wedding: I love watching the couple walk back down the aisle after their ceremony. That moment is filled with such joy and romance, and you can tell the couple is excited to celebrate.
Features on Vermont Weddings
On a beautiful June day, Jed and Deborah finally said “I do” at the wedding of their dreams At The Grafton Inn in Grafton, Vermont.
A look at An Affair by the Lake, an elegant, lakeside wedding venue in Vermont
Capture a Dream
We had Hope paint two of my sons wedding scenes. The work was outstanding. We gave the original to each couple and then created thank you notes with an image of the print. A spectacular wedding gift done by an excellent artist!
Hope made the magic of our day timeless!
I was gifted a picture from Hope as a wedding present. Never would I have imagined what a priceless treasure it would turn out to be. Hope was wonderful to work with- she was as excited about creating something special for us as we were to have it. Hope took time to talk with me about the nuances of the day and she picked up on things that were meaningful or important to me and incorporated them into the painting. (It may sound silly, but I was in love with my wedding shoes and happened to mention that to Hope in passing- She made sure that my fun crazy shoes were shown under my dress in the final painting. It was remarkable!) – Hope also wanted to know what was important in the photo we gave her to use for the project and she listened as I walked through the moments of the day. Subsequently she brought the elements of love, joy and sheer happiness to light in all of the details in the painting.
I honestly had no idea what to expect upon arrival of Hope’s piece. When my husband and I carefully opened the package to see our new painting, we were simply breathless. What we found was our special moment captured in time with a beauty never seen before. It was overwhelming. It was magical. It is something that touches my heart and is now a cherished addition to our home.
the perfect addition to our day
Joe was a delight to work with and our guests loved watching him at work and sitting for a sketch themselves! Not only did his service provide a unique and interactive entertainment experience for guests, but they were also able to take home an unforgettable wedding favor – a timeless sketch, professionally matted and ready to frame. We continue to receive positive comments about the experience from our guests and vendors. We are thrilled to have a beautiful charcoal wedding portrait as a treasured keepsake of our special day and a reminder of the experience provided by Joe!
Hope and Joe were both incredibly professional, prompt and kind, which made booking/planning a breeze!