Live Event Painting for a Cause: The Legacy Ball

“The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.”

Dale Carnegie

**STORY: The Fundraiser, it’s Cause and Theme.

I’ve had the great pleasure of live painting the Legacy Ball for the past 4 years. This is a fantastic fundraiser that benefits the Davis House Child Advocacy Center. This special charity provides services to child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse.

This will be my 5th year-in-a-row to live event paint. I couldn’t be more honored and excited to give my time and talent to help raise money for such an important cause. As an artist and as a human being it is so gratifying to be able to do this…. because it just FEELS GOOD to give back!

Every year the ball is held right around the Academy Awards. So, of course, the gala’s theme is the Oscars! Red carpet, gold statues, film reels, clapper boards, you get the picture, right?!?! A creative theme that plays with movie making images!

**Annnnd ACTION: The Lively Auction meets Live Painting.

This is my favorite part about painting corporate or charity fundraisers: The LIVE auction. At the end of the evening the very last item to get auctioned is the painting. I work start-to-finish (about 2 to 3 hours) throughout the evening painting my interpretation of the event. The painting evolves and the guests get to enjoy the intrigue of watching art come to life AND then they get to bid on it! Let me tell ya’ … those bidding wars can get really exciting! I’m talking JUMPING UP AND DOWN, SHOUTING, STANDING ON CHAIRS, SHOUTING AND MORE SHOUTING! It’s cool when black ties and glamorous dresses get all jazzercised! You don’t see that everyday.

Sound fun? For tickets to the 2014 Legacy Ball held on March 1st please go to the following link —

Enjoy the photos and paintings of years past.


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To find out more about this organization and how you can help go to:

Get a better idea of how I work as a live event painter by viewing 2011’s Legacy Ball time-lapse video!