Susan Moss Cooper

Live Event Paintings and Wedding Paintings




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Live Event Painter Susan Moss Cooper







Live Event Painter, Susan Moss Cooper. wedding painting
Karly and MIchael
Ritz Carlton, Dallas


Meredith Perot's Debutante Ball
Dallas Museum of Art


Lauren and Chart Westcott
Ritz Carlton, Dallas


AnaLaura and Connor
Houstonian Hotel


Jennifer and Walker, detail
Hyatt Regency - Lost Pines


Natalie and Daniel
Austin Country Club


wedding painting, New England
Elyssa and Nick
Blithewold Mansion, RI


Dallas wedding painter
Kelsea and Troy Alexander
Dallas Country Club


luxury wedding inspiration
Axie and Tony Trahan
Four Seasons, Las Colinas


luxury wedding painting in oil
Sara and Garrett
Houston Country Club


event painter, dallas, houston, austin
Canon and Tate Sawyer
The Modern, Fort Worth


Wedding painter, Dallas and Houston, Texas
Alex and Megan
Cohen House, Rice University

Live event painting, dallas, houston, austin
Victoria and Chase Daigle
Union Station, Dallas

wedding painting dallas, houston
Morgan and Walker (detail)
Bayou Club, Houston


Ashlee Kleinert
Tyler and Mackenzie Kleinert
Union Station, Dallas


Live Event Painting
Lizzie and Joe
Brookhollow Golf Club, Dallas


Live Event Paintings, Texas
Modern Luxury Bride Event
Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

Elisa Summers
Elisa Hill Summers Birthday Party (detail)
Highland Park Home







Live Event Painting
Live Event Painting is a unique way to capture special occasions on canvas such as weddings, receptions, birthday parties and corporate events. By having an artist at your event, painting the celebration as it unfolds, you add an elegant aspect to your soirée that will leave your guests swooning. I still have many people at each event say they have never heard of this idea and they LOVE it! In addition, you receive a beautiful contemporary impressionist oil painting to treasure for years to come.

What is the Process? 
Before a live event painting commission, I discuss with my client the 'scene' they would like painted and its composition, as well as key people they would like included. I arrive at the event early to set up and begin blocking in architectural and design elements, as well as floral. As guests begin to arrive, I start sketching in figures. I paint throughout the evening and take photographs as well so that I can get a good likeness for the figures in my studio.

I use oil paints as opposed to acrylic or watercolor. Other than tempera or fresco, oil is the oldest, most traditional medium of painting and allows for an exquisite, textured finish. Oil paintings take several days to dry and achieve the most stunning results when applied in layers. In my studio, the first layer from your event will dry and I will add several more layers and details before it is finished. The first layer painted at your event is beautiful, loose and painterly, covering the entire canvas and could be a finished piece on its own.

Live Event Painting Details
Starts at $2350. for 16" x 20" oil painting.
Please call or email for additional sizes and pricing.
Square shapes and gallery wrapped canvases are also available. 

- Original oil painting on 100% cotton canvas
- Pre-event meeting or phone consultation
- 5 hours attendance and live painting at event
- Studio time for drying and several more layers of oil paint and details
- Travel costs within 30 miles of Dallas, Texas
- Shipping and insurance included if outside of D/FW area

Notecards and Giclée's available
Once complete, you may choose to have notecards made from your painting. Giclée's or reproductions of your painting are also available. Please call or email for pricing.

I am located in Dallas, Texas however, depending on the date, I may be available to travel.  Travel expenses are additional to the package price and may include round-trip airfare from Dallas/Ft. Worth, rental car, and 2 night hotel accommodations.  

If the date of the event has already passed, I may be able to work from your photos. 

I request a 50% deposit to book your date.  The balance is due one week before the event.

Contact me at or 214-327-6648 for more information or to schedule your event.

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Susan Moss Cooper, Dallas Painter


Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
Outdoor Painters Society
Daily Painters of Texas
National League of American Pen Women