Amanda is the most incredible artist and one of the kindest people in the industry! She does the most amazing job. Having a live painter at your wedding is so unique and leaves you with a wonderful memory from the day that you can cherish forever. Amanda painted at both my wedding and my sisters wedding and we both couldn't be happier with her work! I highly recommend Amanda, without reservation. If you're looking for a live painter, look no further!! Thank you Amanda.

Marisa, Bride


Amanda created such a heartfelt gift for me and my family to cherish for generations. From the moment I first connected with Amanda, I felt completely comfortable and at ease knowing she would capture the emotions of our wedding day perfectly. I went back and forth for several weeks debating if we should include a live painter in our celebration. Having Amanda at our wedding was hands down one of the best decisions we’ve made and an absolute highlight of the reception - we are so thrilled with the final painting! My family and friends were stunned (many had never seen a live painter before), and thought it was such a unique touch to our special day.We cannot wait to display our painting proudly in our home. We're thrilled to recommend Amanda to anyone we meet! A million thanks!

Dana, Bride


OH MY GOD! Let me start by saying that I am an art teacher and nit-picked everything after my wedding that was at all aesthetic... but NOT THIS! Amanda Hawthorne is SO sweet and easy to work with. I was so lucky to book her very last minute and she totally exceeded my expectations. I love her impressionist style, yet attention to detail! She is so passionate about what she does and making the couple happy. I filled out a survey before the wedding and she made sure to include all of the little details that were important to me. Amanda even drove all the way to Brooklyn to deliver our painting. It is SO perfect and worth a whole year of begging my husband! As a sidenote, something I love most is how honest she is with pricing. Seemed weird at first that you can’t negotiate like you need to do with everything wedding, but all vendors should be this way—fair to ALL brides. Also, she is one of the most affordable out of all the live painters I researched.

Nicole, Bride


Having a live wedding painter at our wedding was one of the best decisions to make and Amanda was absolutely amazing. Everyone was in awe and when she revealed the painting to us, we could not stop staring at the details. She drew our first dance and whenever I look at it, it just brings me back to that moment. She captured it perfectly. Thank you Amanda for you wonderful talent, beautiful person inside and out!

Charlene, Bride


Amanda painted my wedding on August 17, 2019 and my now husband and I couldn’t speak more highly of both Amanda as a person and her incredible work. She was fantastic to work with from the second we found her here on The Knot to the moment she unveiled our painting. She truly captured the essence of our wedding in the most beautiful painting we will cherish forever!

Alexandra, Bride


Amanda was absolutely amazing and so spiritual! My parents had met her at a bridal expo at Bourne Mansion where we would be getting married. I immediately fell in love with her work! She was amazing to speak to and work with in capturing the best day of our lives in a work of art with our closest family (and our little dog Toby!). She even perfectly captured my grandmother (who had passed away a few years ago) watching over everyone from the balcony in the ballroom of Bourne Mansion. It is absolutely breathtaking and perfect! The painting is the center of our entire living room and we couldn’t be happier with how stunning it looks! Thank you so much Amanda!

Victoria, Bride


Amanda was one of the best vendors we worked with for our April 2019 wedding! We are absolutely blown away by how stunningly beautiful and truly PERFECT our portrait is. Not to mention that she is the sweetest person to interact with! My husband’s father passed away last year and it was important to my husband to feel like his dad was still a part of our special day. As a surprise for my husband, Amanda was able to take a photo that i sent her of my late father-in-law and she painted him in the portrait along with the rest of our parents. He recognized his dad right away and teared up. Worth every penny!

Robyn, Bride


My husband and I decided to have a live painter at our wedding to capture our first dance so we could cherish it forever in our home. I am over the moon that we went with Amanda at Live Well Paint Often. She is so super talented and the sweetest person in general. She captured the essence of our wedding in her beautiful painting and had amazing energy. We are so thrilled we decided to have her paint our first dance. It is absolutely remarkable what she does and our friends and family absolutely loved that we had a live painter at our wedding. It was so special to us and we are so thankful we booked last year with Amanda to secure our date. She exudes good positive energy and is the nicest person to work with.

Lauren, Bride


We were absolutely blown away by Amanda's painting of our wedding. We had looked at many different artists' works while choosing a painter, and Amanda's effortless and natural style was by far our favorite. Seeing the painting during our reception was one of my favorite moments of the night, and we are beyond thrilled with the end result. I know the painting will be one of our most cherished possessions. One of the things we keep hearing from our guests was how cool and unique it was to see Amanda paint our wedding night. This was definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding, and I would recommend Amanda to anyone in a heartbeat!

Cindy, Bride


Amanda created such a heartfelt gift for me and my family to cherish for generations. From the moment I first connected with Amanda, I felt completely comfortable and at ease knowing she would capture the emotions of our wedding day perfectly. I went back and forth for several weeks debating if we should include a live painter in our celebration. Having Amanda at our wedding was hands down one of the best decisions we’ve made and an absolute highlight of the reception - we are so thrilled with the final painting! My family and friends were stunned (many had never seen a live painter before), and thought it was such a unique touch to our special day. We cannot wait to display our painting proudly in our home. We're thrilled to recommend Amanda to anyone we meet! A million thanks!

Dana, Bride


AMAZING!! Amanda is not only an amazing human being, she is extremely talented. When I first told my FH I wanted to get a live painter, he thought I was nuts and it would be a waste of money. But boy did his words change once he saw that painting. He could not get over how amazing it was. We both LOVED every single detail of our painting. I love that my husband turned to me and said, this is the best money we spent! When we got home the next day, we hung it up immediately. It is something we will cherish forever. If you want to add a little something different to your wedding, HIRE AMANDA. We couldn't be happier with the painting and she was amazing to work with.

Gina, Bride


Amanda is an UNBELIEVABLE artist with an even better heart! She was a pleasure to work with, and created the most special memory that we will cherish for years to come. She even painted in my husband's late nana, which was so meaningful to us. I can't recommend her enough. Her love for her work shows through every brush stoke and I'm so thankful to have this painting to remember our special day!

Sara, Bride

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