I’m Kristy Oustalet, an artist who focuses on painting live events - I paint at the most lively bashes, near and far. What’s a live event painter, you ask? Well, I come to your event with my trusty pop-up art studio and paint my little heart out. The crowd ebbs and flows around me, watching me capture the hustle and bustle of your event - and pretty soon, that blank canvas is bursting with color and full of memorable detail. I love gatherings of all kinds, shapes, and sizes - weddings, parties, and even corporate events! No matter what the occasion, I want to create a unique original painting that captures all of the thoughtful planning and hard work that went into making it happen.
I received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Loyola University. After graduating, I was bitten by the travel bug and explored the art industry through positions at the New Orleans Film Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and as an art director in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Once my artistic world tour came to an end, I excitedly returned to New Orleans, where I spent five years teaching art. In 2013, I transitioned into live event painting full time - and received a “Best of Weddings” award from theknot.com!