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Live Event Painter | Interview via Amber Events

Nira of Amber Events recently interviewed Laura Jane Swytak at Vibiana, a live event painter based in Santa Ana.

“With her extensive educational and travel experiences, she offers something quite unique to the greater Los Angeles community. Laura can masterfully compose a painting of your wedding day for you to treasure for the rest of your life. More than capture details, she evokes fond memories and heartfelt emotions with her artwork. It’s a memento you will truly hold dear to.”

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“How did you come up with the idea for being a “live event painter?”
In 2006, I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar… well, not quite. I was working at an old historic venue in Baltimore waiting tables, and we had a bride who wanted a painting done of her wedding. Knowing I had gone to art school, my boss asked me if I was interested.  As with so many other things, I said yes before I even thought about it.

I then spent an entire month going to the train station every day, working on capturing the space. I noticed the transient commuters reading newspapers and the energy of the commuters shuffling about the station. I remember doing the first wedding and being completely petrified. I almost left before the reception started; it actually took everything I had to stay. At the end of the night the feeling of elation was so intense, of just kind of overcoming a huge fear, and then the wedding biz took off.”

Click HERE to see the full interview via Amber Events.

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Photography: Brandon Aquino