Live Drawing at Cliveden House
Live Drawing at Cliveden House Wedding
Kathy Wyatt and Jackie Bisset indulge the guests at a grand wedding celebration at Berkshire’s Cliveden House.
The event was a highlight of the Summer for both live artists who worked non-stop from sunshine into darkness, all against an extraordinary backdrop of extravagances. The impressive setting of Cliveden is steeped in history, made famous by the notorious Christine Keeler/Profumo affair in the Sixties and this celebration had its fair share of famous guests, including royalty.
Kathy explains, “The guests were a joy; receptive and appreciative and we found ourselves drawing a wide selection of ages and characters from grandmothers, young girls and gents to ‘mother of the groom’.” Working in both hand drawn and digital medium as chosen by each guest, the artists chatted to the sitters and took photos to work from, meaning that the guests were not required to pose for too long and the finished portraits were fresh and animated.
Kathy adds, “The fact that Jackie and I work in a similar method is really helpful in this kind of working situation, allowing us to alter our approach to suit the client/‘live’ situation’ quite seamlessly, our styles being similar enough to offer a unity of product but different enough for the difference to be interesting.”
It is advisable to have two artists working if guest list is likely to be large.