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Favors & Gifts and Ceremony Music in Warwick, NY,
(845) 545-2419
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    J. Genese

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  • One of the best, and one of my first wedding decisions made was hiring J. Howard Studios as my live painter for our wedding day! She is professional, thoughtful, and so very talented, I can’t speak highly enough about her. She answered every question I asked, and always in a timely manner. She’s one of the best vendors I worked with. On our wedding day she was already set up working before we even got to the reception, ready to capture our first dance in action. Gradually people started to stop and stare as her masterpiece was unfolding right before their eyes! None of our guests had ever seen this done before, so it was a sweet treat! Our beautiful live painting was indeed the highlight of our wedding day! Now everyday when I look at it it brings an epic smile to my face.

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    Thank you for this EPIC review! I love it, I will reread it, and reread it. It fills me with joy. Thank you! Wishing you lots of love always!!!!

    Jennifer

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  • I booked Janet less than 2 weeks before my wedding. She was so lovely and professional throughout the whole process. I booked her for the Renaissance Package (2 paintings). She painted my ceremony and my first dance. Janet is so talented! It was so incredible seeing her capture special moments from my wedding day on canvas. My guests told me the favorite part of the wedding was the live painting. It was so unique and it was so much fun for them seeing a masterpiece being created in front of their eyes. When my paintings arrived, it was so much fun seeing every detail in the painting. They are breath taking. My family loves the painting just as much as I do. I look at the paintings a few times a day and I smile. Thank you Janet for being part of our wedding day! I highly recommend her!

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    Thank you Jennifer! I’m so glad it worked out because it was such a pleasure to be there. I’m happy to have these paintings as part of my portfolio!

    Heidi P

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  • We give our highest recommendation to work with Janet. We were originally supposed to get married in May 2020 but had to cancel because of the current pandemic and rescheduled to having a more intimate ceremony instead. Janet was completely accommodating with our fluctuating timeline and setting, and eventually we decided to have her recreate one of our wedding photos into a painting instead of coming down to do it live given safety concerns related to the pandemic. The painting is absolutely stunning. We just received it, and we literally just sat and stared at it for hours with huge smiles on our face. Her attention to detail was impeccable and she adds her own creative touch to the interpretation which makes the piece truly unique. We look forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you so much Janet!

    Caitlin

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  • Wow! What an honor it was to be surprised by my now husband with a live painter during our wedding. Janet weathered the storm and didn't let the rain stop her from creating our beautiful first dance. It is amazing to watch Janet work and also to see how she incorporated each important family member. I am beyond excited to place this piece in our home and share it with everyone.

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    Thank you so much for this excellent review! I loved being the surprise at your intimate, very wet and wonderful wedding. I’m excited to touch it up and for you to have it! 💛💦🧑🏻‍🎨

    Kay Par

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  • I came across at least 5 painters when searching for one for my wedding, and I am thrilled that I picked Live Event Painting by Janet Howard-Fatta! One of the first things that drew me to Janet's page were the style and quality of her paintings. Her paintings are calm to the eye and she captures the important details in a live painting. Janet was extremely professional before, during, and after our event. She was open to make my vision of the painting a reality and she truly captured the joy and love on our wedding day. If you want a unique memory at your wedding and a special piece of art in your home as newly weds, I highly recommend Live Event Painting by Janet Howard-Fatta.

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    Thank you for that outstanding review and for recognizing the value in my work. I enjoyed working with you to create your vision on your special day.

    Audrey Cotrona

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  • Not only does Janet paint wedding memories, she can do anything. I hired Janet to paint a backyard party casual setting for my mom’s birthday. The painting is stunning. Not only did she capture everyone perfectly, she painted them in role (my son at the grill, me coming down the stairs). She even put our 3 dogs in. The best part was she added in my brother who passed 11 years ago as part of a tree looking down at us. We love it! Janet is amazingly talented, sweet, fun and I would/will definitely hire her again!!

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    Thank you Audrey! It felt like I was painting my own family. It was a pleasure to be there for yours! I now use how I painted your brother as a great example of how to include someone like that. Thank you!💛

    Alyssa Chimento

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  • Working with Janet was absolutely magical! She was such a pleasure to work with, she was kind, professional, passionate, and so talented. She was the highlight of my wedding, my guests had never seen a live painter and loved seeing her progress! By the end of the night my guests were captivated by the end results. I can not recommend Janet enough! I actually went a size up for the painting and I am so happy i did! The amount of work and love Janet puts into each painting was incredible. The fine details is really what captures your special night! I can not thank her enough for capturing all the love that was in my first dance! Do your self a favor and book with her for your wedding or event!

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    HUGE SMiLE! Thank you! You are a pleasure and all of your guests, Oh What a Night!! Thank you and Congratulations!! I'm so happy to have met you and worked with you to create this piece!

    Nicole

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  • From the moment I discovered that live oil painting vendors even exist I knew it was something I HAD to have the day of my wedding. Janet was the first vendor I booked after choosing my venue. From the first time I reached out to Janet she was extremely responsive , professional and personable . She addressed all questions and was so easy to work with . The day of the wedding I was so excited to meet her, we chatted before the guests came into the ballroom and had already started painting the room . She is so wonderful and talented. Having her at our wedding was huge hit. Family and friends are still talking about how fascinating it was to watch her work. Janet is amazing at what she does, she is beyond talent . In a few shorts days we receive our painting and we are SO excited !

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    Thank you Nicole! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding and get to meet you and create this for you both. I hope the painting always brings you back to remember all the love on your special day! ox!

    Priscilla Pablo

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  • Janet was amazing- from start to finish! Getting a live painter for my wedding was something I pinned a long time ago so when I was on the search of looking for one, I wanted something different from just a regular photograph that anyone could take. I sifted through a few artists and when I found Janet, I really liked her work. The way she captured the beautiful background, set the scene with the lighting and time of day, and how she portrayed the couple really caught my attention. I also liked that Janet grew up in the same city as me :). In speaking with her, I could tell she was genuinely into getting my story and what my vision was for my painting. It was such an easy process interacting with Janet during a stressful time. Her calm voice definitely helps haha! She checked in with her detailed questionnaire a month before, emailed back and forth with more questions and suggestions, met during cocktail hour to get some pictures just in case..wonderful communication. I absolutely love... Read more

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    Dear Priscilla, Thank you so much. I am so deeply touched by your review. You were a pleasure to work with! You made it easy to understand your vision, and I am so glad you appreciate all I put it into making a work of art! I truly hope the painting always brings you back to your special day and you and Joe continue your love story together in a long and happy marriage. Thank you again for this outstanding review.

    Ana Alvarez

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    5 out of 5
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  • There is pretty much nothing that I can put into words that will capture the essence of Janet’s work. First off Janet is a doll to work with so responsive so caring and available to answer any questions within a day’s notice. Her attention to all the details before she creates your work of art will truly lead up to the magic she puts on the canvas. Fast forward to the day of she is so sweet and while she works, she interacts with guests. One of our favorite vendors by far. Her incredible talent is still the main conversation from all of our guests. Fast forward a little more to the day of delivery it really is wonderful the care she takes into packaging the canvas. She wraps it so perfectly the box could go through a tornado and it would still me immaculate. Finished product was nothing less than magic. The exact moment, the details and the feeling she captures really brings us back to our special day every time we walk by it. Not to mention it is a beautiful piece of art that will... Read more

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    Ana, thank you so much for this Incredible review. You touch on so many points that mean so much to me. Thank you for noticing the small stuff and the big important stuff - like making a magical piece of art. I truly hope the painting continues to bring you and your husband joy for all of your days. It was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding and I hope to work with you in the future.

    Natalie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Janet’s work was the highlight of our reception. Worth every penny. She’s extremely talented, and a wonderful person on top. Very down to earth, and pleasant. She was even dancing as she painted :) so happy with this decision. This painting and even the live experience is and was something we’ll always cherish.

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    Dear Natalie, It was such a pleasure to be a part of your beautiful wedding. I treasure the experience and am delighted to have your painting as part of my portfolio. Thank you for all.

    Danielle

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  • Janet was amazing ! She captured our moment so beautifully. Our guests were raving about her talent. It was a showstopper!

    Serafina Leavy

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  • One of the best decisions my (now) husband and I made when hiring vendors for our wedding was hiring Janet to do a live painting of us dancing for the first time as husband and wife. The painting is breathtaking and we couldn’t be happier with the end result! Janet was beyond professional and patient. She captured every detail we requested. Janet is truly passionate about her work and it is evident in the beautiful paintings she creates. Our guests are still talking about how amazing it was to watch her in action and how stunning the painting is! Thank you so much Janet!!!

    Lauren

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  • Janet was a pleasure to work with for our wedding and I cannot recommend her more highly. I searched many live painters for our wedding but was instantly attracted to Janet’s vibrant style, realistic detail and overall quality of her work. She was very available by email and phone to answer our many questions and was more than eager to work with us to capture the perfect moment of our wedding. We desired to capture our first dance with a lively, fun, celebration theme, with our family surrounding us, and Janet’s painting depicted just that. She was the highlight of the wedding with guests consistently going over to follow the progress throughout the night. In fact, my uncle was so blown away that he asked Janet if he could be added as a bystander, and she added him to the painting on the spot! She is amazing-professional, talented, and passionate about her work. I can’t thank her enough for our beautiful painting that will hang in our dining room for years and years to come!

    Katelynn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Janet recently did our wedding at the Grand Marquis. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about how awesome it was to watch the painting unfold throughout the night and how amazing it looked! Janet was very personable and worked with our budget from the very beginning. She truly has a gift for what she does and we cannot wait to have our painting framed! Thank you again Janet for the beautiful painting!

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    Thank you so much for this great review! You were such a pleasure to create for! Best of Luck and love to you and Nick always!!!
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