How It Works

Pre-Consultation: Before your event, Zito will consult with you to discuss your occasion and overall vision. Together you will review prior work for inspiration and address how to make it a one-of-a-kind memento designed specifically for you and your event.

Set-Up: Zito will coordinate the appropriate time before your event for set up. He will bring all supplies, drop cloths and easel to set up in a designated location.

Live Painting: During the desired time in your event, Zito will begin the creative process. Guests will have the opportunity to watch and engage with him as he transforms the canvas with a variety of colors and materials. Standard painting takes approximately 1-3 hours to complete depending on the size and your schedule for the event.

Completed Work: By the end of your event, the finished painting will be available for final viewing, gifting or auctioning off. Zito will coordinate with you on options to take home the day of the event or potential future pickup or delivery.

To review live event painting pricing and availability, please contact Zito directly.

Photos from Live Painting Events & Live Art Performances

What is Live Painting?

Live Painting Events are performances that feature an artist painting in front of a live audience. Whether it’s live portraits, or a large-scale artwork relating to the event or guest of honor, a curious crowd inevitably gathers every time an artist paints live in public, and they get a sneak peek into the creative process involved in bringing paintings to life. Antony Zito has been painting live on stage internationally and in the venues and streets of New York City for many years. Along with live painting performances and tournaments throughout Spain with Art Battles, he has set up his easel at many private functions, great and small (CNN, Mack Trucks, Cipriani, etc), creating themed canvases and painting portraits.

What kind of Live Painting should I do?

His regular offerings include rapid-fire watercolor and acrylic portraits, large-scale themed canvases, murals, coffee cup portraits, found object portraits, sheet music portraits, and many more variations on live painting and speed painting concepts. There is no limit to the variety of live painting possibilities – whether its with just one artist or five – to add a vivid splash of color to any afternoon or evening.

For more about Zito’s Live Painting Events check out these videos that show just a few of the diverse types of live painting performance options that are available.