5 Reasons I Love Live Painting: Bourbon Art

Today, I’m thrilled to share my absolute favorite part of being a traditional fine artist – live painting! As an avid painter of golf courses and bourbon art, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to indulge in this enriching experience at some of the most iconic locations, including Buffalo Trace Distillery and many others. So, grab your paintbrushes, and let’s dive into the five reasons why live painting has captured my heart.

1. Immersive Interaction with Passionate Guests

Regardless if I’m setting my easel up to paint at one of my favorite golf courses or at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, I’m not painting in solitude; I’m part of a passionate community. One of the most rewarding aspects is engaging with guests who visit these iconic places. Their enthusiasm and love for the location add a vibrant energy to my artistic process. Listening to their stories about their favorite golf courses or the tour they just finished where they learned how Buffalo Trace was made is one of my favorite parts of my live painting bourbon art.

Loved seeing my “Buffalo Trace” print in the shop!

2. Unveiling the Artistic Process for Collectors of Bourbon Art

When collectors bring one of my paintings into their homes, they’re looking at the end result of countless hours of meticulous work and creative energy. However, live painting provides a rare opportunity for them to glimpse into the magical world of artistic creation. From the initial sketch to the gradual buildup of colors and textures, they get to witness the evolution of the artwork right before their eyes. It adds a unique dimension to their collecting experience, forming a deeper appreciation for the final bourbon art hanging in their homes.

Bourbon Art Live Painting

3. Infusing Bourbon Art with the Spirit of the Place

The environment in which I paint becomes more than just a backdrop, it becomes integrated into the piece I’m working on. When I’m live painting bourbon art at a distillery like Buffalo Trace, I’m not just capturing the whiskey bottle and glass; I’m capturing the legacy, the history, and the cultural significance of the brand. And as I set my easel up before the doors are opened to the long line of people waiting to come in, you can feel the excitement that has been building up all morning. That excitement continues, as guests share they travelled hours to experience the historic tours of the distillery.

Behind the scenes at my Bourbon Art Live Painting this past weekend!

4. Capturing the Authenticity of the Moment

Live painting forces me to work quickly and spontaneously, embracing the moments that make each setting unique. The colors of the sunset over a golf course, the way the light dances off the whiskey bottle, or the subtle expressions of joy on visitors’ faces – these are the elements that bring authenticity to my artwork. It’s like capturing a special memory in a single frame, freezing time in a way that only live painting can achieve.

5. Live Painting for Unforgettable Events

Last but not least, live painting has opened doors to incredible opportunities, and I’m grateful to bring this enchanting experience to various events. Whether it’s live painting at weddings, charity golf tournaments, or other special occasions, I love being part of the celebration and crafting art that holds sentimental value for the participants. Each event presents its own unique charm and energy, and it’s an honor to be the artist who preserves those moments through my canvas.

If you’re looking for a unique way to make your special event unforgettable or add an exquisite touch to your art collection, consider inviting me to live paint at your gathering. Let’s create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

You can experience the true essence of Buffalo Trace Distillery through my latest painting, “Weller,” which I had the opportunity to live paint this past weekend, or “Buffalo Trace”, the original oil painting that started this remarkable journey. Keep an eye out for this painting, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to know more about my live painting services for your upcoming event!

Buffalo Trace Distillery is SUCH an incredible place to visit. Read “5 Fun Facts About Buffalo Trace Distillery” here. And don’t forget to schedule your visit to Buffalo Trace Distillery. Visit to book your tour today!