Event Painting

Kelly Doyle Oakes is an acclaimed artist who is passionate about capturing beautiful moments for couples and families to treasure for generations. She’ll add an artistic element to your ceremony that is truly unique by painting live on location. Your cherished memory will come to life through every brush stroke and layer of color. 

Kelly is a professional artist and seasoned teacher, trained at the Art Students League of New York and the Maryland Institute of College of Art. She is a member of The McGuffey Art Center. 

“I enjoy working from life when the breathing and dynamic person is right in front of me. Using my eyes and own emotions, I aim to capture their inner beauty and respond to their expressions, striving to show an expressive moment. It is those ephemeral moments that speak to my soul.” 




On your wedding day, Kelly will arrive prior to your ceremony to begin painting. She will continue to paint as guests arrive and through the duration of your ceremony. Kelly enjoys interacting with guests and will paint during the cocktail hour. Guests are encouraged to watch her work and ask questions. After your wedding, Kelly returns to her studio for the final touches. Delivery is your preference. Stop by her studio or have the portrait shipped directly to you. 


❖ Creative consultation
❖ Artist is on location up to 4 hours
❖ Artist provides setup, easel and art supplies
❖ Size: 18” x 24” on 2 inch gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed ❖ Medium: Acrylic
❖ Finished Art: Pick up at studio or shipped (additional cost) ❖ Cost: $1,200 


❖ 434-249-4283
❖ kellydoakes@comcast.net 


Happy Couples

”Kelly we love our wedding portrait!!! You absolutely captured one of the best moments from our wedding weekend. The level of detail is so impressive. We're so grateful and thankful. You captured more than the moment, you captured the beauty of the moment.” Lauren & Brad 

“Our wedding painter, Kelly Oakes not only provided entertainment by painting during the cocktail hour, answering guests questions, but we now have a beautiful keepsake of our special day. I highly recommend her!” Eve and Nolan 

“A very special addition to anyone’s wedding day! The painting was such a fun part that our guests loved. Kelly paints beautifully!” Kerry and Stuart 

“We had an outdoor wedding at a beautiful vineyard. Kelly started painting the incredible backdrop to our ceremony as the guests arrived. She continued until we went inside for our reception. I would recommend this idea to any bride and groom who want something unique at their wedding. Everyone is still talking about it!” Anne and Bryan