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#HipNJWeddings: Live Event Painting, A Wedding Must-Have

#HipNJWeddings: Live Event Painting, A Wedding Must-Have

For live event painter, Anthony Galati, event painting is more than just a hobby. Our very own Lisa Marie Latino sat down with Anthony as he shared with #HipNJ why live painting at a wedding is a must!

Anthony says the uniqueness of event painting is what draws in his customers. It’s something different that you don’t see every day. Anthony will paint the scene in the room and the people at the event is occurring. These paintings can also pose as a family heirloom for the bride and groom to cherish forever!

The cool thing about these paintings is the faces are completely recognizable! Anthony tells Lisa that these live events are some of the hardest things to paint.

Anthony has a long history of art but event painting is something he has started in the past year and a half. He made art his full-time career 5 years ago and has 20 years of oil painting experience! Anthony gets his inspiration from combining the constantly changing outdoor landscapes with every day still painting.

With #HipNJ’s plentiful wedding venues, these beautiful and elaborate settings are great for event painting! For more information on Anthony and his work check out his website at www.EventPaintingsByAnthony.com.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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