Welcome to Creativo Studios, a St. Louis based visual arts collaborative, specializing in fine art, design, illustration, print media, and the recently flourishing craft of Live Wedding Painting. We encourage you to browse our online studio to see samples of a wide selection of personalized creative gifts.
Live Wedding Painting is an experience unlike anything else! An artist captures the emotions, passion, and beauty of a couple on their special day in a manner that is especially unique to them.
Rendered live during the ceremony or reception, Live Wedding Painting is sure to mesmerize all your family and friends as they witness the beauty of your love come to life in front of their eyes! Not only is it the marvel of the crowd, but it is our commitment that the magic of your big day is always alive in a work of fine art that will last your family a lifetime!
Questions? Inspired with ideas? Let’s collaborate and make a plan! We’d love to hear from you. We are just a text, call, or email away!
Creativo Studios is a St. Louis-based collaborative serving the greater St. Louis area, Missouri, all 50 states, and internationally. The idea was hatched between local artists, Jodi Kolpakov and Greg Miller. The two have collaborated together for over a decade serving the public of St. Louis, and nationally online. Between the skills for fine art, illustration, print media, and caricature the two decided to put their brains and brushes together to form a unique artistic experience to expand in order to meet the needs of the growing demand for quality art.
Live Wedding Painting is an experience unlike anything else! An artist captures the emotions, passion, and beauty of a couple on their special day in a manner that is especially unique to them. Rendered live during the ceremony or reception, Live Wedding Painting is sure to mesmerize all your family and friends as they witness the beauty of your love come to life in front of their eyes! Not only is it the marvel of the crowd, but it is our commitment that the magic of your big day is always alive in a work of fine art that will last your family a lifetime!
Greg was making art since the time he could pick up a crayon. Trained by his childhood friend’s father, a professional artist now deceased, Greg learned the craft as second nature. Growing up, he was the ‘art kid’ in school. A clear talent, it was obvious that he went on to pursue Art & Design as a major at Missouri State University. He immersed himself around artists for a time in Brooklyn, New York, and was trained in illustration by Richmond Illustrations. Greg is heavily influenced by impressionist and post-impressionist painters and seeks to make each and every wedding painting more than a mere commission, but a masterpiece of fine art to be cherished by his clients who he builds lasting relationships with.
Jodi has been drawing ever since she could remember. She is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to making: from painting to illustration, to design, and even to caricatures. She has a BFA in Graphic Design at Webster University and an MFA in Illustration at Washington University and currently teaches art courses at Jefferson College. Coming from a large family, Jodi attended many weddings growing up, where she fell in love with all of the little details. After her undergrad, she began working in the wedding industry and continues to do so for six years now through many different fun projects. Whether it is through painting, designing, or drawing, Jodi wants to ensure that each couple’s dreams come true on their special day!
Live Wedding Painting is a journey at the intersection of a couple’s love and their imagination. Everyone has a unique romantic experience with their partner. It is our job to enrich that romantic experience by rendering it into a one-of-a-kind work of art. While love is said to be a feeling, we make it a vision to be shared.
At Creativo Studios we have taken the growing new field of Live Wedding Painting and elevated all the numerous aspects of what makes a couple unique. We deeply consider how special your love is to you, and recognize that you deserve the very best intentional, creativity, and skill to be put into your artwork. Just for you, we have perfected a method that no other artist in the field uses, to make your painting a masterpiece!
We endeavor to make your experience with us a journey. We aspire to not only learn about you but that you may learn more about yourselves as we develop a dialogue. Our role as artists is to help see in you, what you may need a third-person point of view to see in yourself. As professionally trained wedding painters, you may think of us as a mirror to see the radiant reflection of the beauty your love shows to the world. Read through our steps below to see how the journey works!
1. Beginning the Journey
A great painting starts with a conversation. We would love to meet you over some wine (on us and at the location of your choosing!), or a simple chat on the phone if that is more your style. Let's get to know each other. What's your story? How does the dynamic between you and your significant other play out? What colors evoke emotion for you? What are deeply special memories together you are fond of? Tell us all about yourselves! Knowing you is what makes your painting unique. We don't merely copy and paste what we see here. Creativo pays attention to all the important details of your relationship. We want to render your painting as authentic as the love you two share in your hearts!
2. Walking Together
After getting to know you, we will help walk you through the process of making your story come to life. You give us the details of the story, with the help of our questionnaire, and we piece it together into a visual story. We suggest ideas, themes, colors, personality, memories, and more! You choose, and we create a concept.
3. Getting a Good View on the Way
To remember the special details of the journey, we will gather everything important to your painting before the special day. This may include a special location, family members, body language, and more. We will even get a photo shoot if needed to help formulate the concept ahead of time. To be fair to you, we cordially request that this process is underway a minimum of 60 days before the wedding. This helps us to produce the artistic quality you desire.
4. Following the Map to the End
At this point, we know your story. We have a concept established. We have the subject matter we need. It's always good to check the map on a journey and make sure we are headed in the right direction. The artist will produce a simple rough draft of your painting and show it to a trusted peer for review before the final draft.
Courtesy of the Artist
All live commissions come with special services to help enhance your experience. Creativo Studios is happy to provide you with the following:
Luxurious Artist Setup
We take pride in contributing to making your wedding environment a fitting aesthetic scene. Our desks are accompanied by a table cloth of your choice of color, complete with lighting designed to enhance the painting, while not distracting from the rest of your venue. We proudly display your story, written in a poetic sentiment, and framed on our desk for your friends and family to read.
Painting Based Content
As part of every package, you will receive one 12×16” poster of your painting as well as a PDF file for thank you cards or any other use of your choice. Yes, we do printing too! Available upon special request, we can print thank you cards, complete with all details, and mail them.
Such a classy service to have during your ceremony! My extended family that came from out of state LOVED it and was really impressed. Jodi and Greg are so talented and we have an amazing piece of art to hang up on our house from our wedding day that is so unique. They are very professional and had fantastic responsiveness to all our questions. Highly recommend!
We had Creativo Studios do a live wedding painting for our wedding and I just had to share how personal it was. Greg and Jodi got to know us, our personality and interests, our wedding style, and taught us so much about the process that makes the painting even more special. And our guests loved watching!
Exceed expectations! We loved that we got to be involved through the whole process from start to finish. All my friends were raving over how our painting looked at the reception. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a super unique wedding vendor!
We aren’t the masterpiece, you are! Creativo Studios would love to hear your story and what inspires you. Feel free to contact and follow our various forms of communication.
Based in St. Louis, MO (contact us about travel)