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International Fine Art Live Wedding Painter based in Charleston, SC

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Live Wedding Painting at Omni Hilton Head Resort Wedding

Delanie & Cole’s oceanfront Omni Hilton Head Wedding

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Live Wedding Painting

We are so excited to share Delanie and Cole’s finished painting from their oceanfront Omni Hilton Head wedding! If you’ve followed Ben’s work over the years, you may know that the beach is one of Ben’s favorite subjects to paint! Anytime Ben has the opportunity to combine a coastal landscape with a live wedding painting, […]

Jekyll Island wedding at Jekyll Island Convention center

Neel & Priya’s Jekyll Island Wedding at the Convention Center

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Live Wedding Painting

Neel and Priya’s live wedding painting was our first Jekyll Island wedding and we are so excited to share it with you! The Jekyll Island Convention Center was the backdrop for their celebration. A Jekyll Island Wedding at the Convention Center has a stunning beach front view! Deciding on the moment for their live wedding […]

Legare Waring House Live Wedding Painting of reception

Miranda & Caleb’s Legare Waring House Live Wedding Painting

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Live Wedding Painting

Legare Waring House is a Charleston wedding venue tucked away under the Live Oaks, overlooking Ashley River. Located on the historic Charlestown Landing, this lush property is actually a State Park! As a Live Wedding Painter, Ben has had the opportunity to paint here many times over the years. A Live Wedding Painting of Legare […]

Live Painting of first dance at Westin Hilton Head Island Wedding

Shelby & Alex’s Westin Hilton Head Wedding Painting

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Live Event Painting

A Surprise Live Painting for Shelby & Alex’s Westin Hilton Head Wedding This Westin Hilton Head Island wedding painting was a surprise gift to Shelby and Alex on their wedding day! And oh my goodness, how we love surprises like this! Not only is a live wedding painting an incredibly thoughtful gift that couples will […]

Live Wedding Painting at The Seclusion in Lexington, VA

Nicole & Lyndon’s Virginia mountain wedding at The Seclusion

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Live Wedding Painting

As a live wedding painter that’s also a native to Virginia, Nicole and Lyndon’s Virginia mountain wedding held at The Seclusion won our hearts. We knew it was going to be beautiful, but at first sight, The Seclusion quickly became one of our favorite Virginia wedding venues. A live wedding painting from The Seclusion with […]

Middleton Place Live Wedding Painting by Charleston Artist, Ben Keys

Jillian & Ben’s Middleton Place Wedding Ceremony Painting

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Live Wedding Painting

This waterfront view from the Octagonal Gardens is what makes a Middleton Place wedding ceremony so beautiful. The magnificent Live Oak trees here in Charleston just have something romantic charm about them. And on a perfect Fall wedding day, with the Spanish Moss blowing with the breeze, this view is just made for a live […]

Live Wedding Painting, Grove Park Inn Ceremony

Fairytale Grove Park Inn Ceremony with flower girl ballerinas

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Live Wedding Painting

We are beyond excited to share Renee and Michael’s live painting from their Grove Park Inn ceremony. Their wedding day was overflowing with the most unique wedding ideas! I could write an entire blog post on all the unique wedding entertainment they hired! One of our favorite surprises were the ballerina flower girls! Renee surprised […]

Treasury on the Plaza, St. Augustine, FL, Live Wedding Painting

6 Live Wedding Paintings from the Treasury on the Plaza

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Live Wedding Painting

Treasury on the Plaza • St. Augustine, Florida We are so excited to share 5 glamorous live wedding paintings that Ben has created at the Treasury on the Plaza, located in St. Augustine, FL. As a native to St. Augustine myself (Jen!), St. Augustine is a truly special city to us. The Treasury on the Plaza […]

Savannah & Sam’s 26 Bridge Wedding in Brooklyn, NY

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Savannah and Sam’s live painting from their 26 Bridge Wedding Brooklyn wedding was one for the books! And oh my, how we love New York City weddings! As wedding detail, we believe the best live paintings come from having a great plan! And there was quite a bit of planning and logistics that took place […]

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