Who we are
Our story began in 2020 when Teresa painted her first live wedding portrait. With a long history as a professional artist, nothing compared to the joy of the performance when capturing the connection between a couple on their wedding day as it unfolded in real time. Guests were intrigued by the process and wowed with the speed and accuracy of the faces! The thrill of having the painting process on display and the reactions of the couple to the finished work was like nothing else.
From then on she has teamed up with Australia's best portrait artists to offer the highest quality entertainment and investment of finished artwork that is treasured by couples all across the country. We strive to provide the best possible experience from streamline bookings, design consultations and most importantly, Artists who create breathtaking artwork to enjoy forever.
Meet the team
Teresa is an established Australian Artist and teacher. Growing up in the Hills Shire of Sydney, her journey in art began at age 12, when she began painting. At age 16, she sold her first artwork at the Cumberland Art Show, and has been exhibiting and taking commissions ever since. Creating art is something she has always loved, and sharing beautiful moments with others is something by which she feel deeply impassioned. Making art is a freeing, meditative and satisfying process, from choosing the subject matter to signing the finished work.
Teresa is the resident Artist for Chroma Inc an Australian based global company, represented by Gallery 11:11 in North Epping and affiliated with the Castle Hill Art Society, Blacktown Arts Centre and runs two business “Teresa Small Art” and "Live Wedding Paintings". Sharing her love of art with others is a real passion and for the last 8 years she has been teaching workshops all over Sydney with National Art School (Chroma representative), Little Lane Workshops, The Art Studio Maroubra, Pin Gallery, Gallery 11:11, Thrills Events, Blacktown Arts Center, Castle Hill Art Society, Reddam House, Marist Sister College Woolwich, Ravenswood and The Sydney Art School.
Artist / NSW
Bernadette is a Sydney based artist, specialising in acrylic, oil, and watercolour painting. With a background in Art Therapy Bernadette is enraptured with the emotional, interpersonal and expressive nature of painting. Her career was kickstarted after winning Young Artist of the year in 2009 and from then on she has gained a reputation for her accuracy in portraiture work and emotive surrealist paintings.
Mother to three beautiful children, Bernadette has a calm and nurturing nature. When painting weddings she enjoys capturing the loving connection felt between the couple.
Artist / NSW
Dilara is a Sydney based painter specialising in still life and portraiture. She likes to focus on capturing moments in situ, creating paintings that delve into notions of recognisability and the universal human experience. Her favourite part of the art-making process is seeing people interact with a finished or unfinished painting!
Dilara graduated from UNSW Art and Design in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours). She has been a finalist in multiple competitions and has won the Young Archies (2016) and the Mosman Youth Art Competition (2018). Dilara was also a presenter on Channel 7’s art show “Get Arty” for four years. She is currently studying a Master of Heritage Conservation at the University of Sydney.
Artist / SYD
Alice Xu is an emerging artist working in the drawing and painting medium. She often focuses on themes of life and figurative works. Xu likes to treat her paintings and drawings almost like a photo diary, keeping scenes of the everyday and documenting the mundane, instances of people captured like a moment in time and scenes she finds interesting. Alice hopes to bring attention to these simple, unfluctuating life moments through her artworks, with a big focus on the social life and the interaction where everyone is concentrated and immersed in daily routine.
Alice has been in notable shows such as KAAF Art Prize (KCC Exhibition) Mosman Youth Art Prize (Mosman Art Gallery) (Audi Mosman Centre), Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize (Newcastle TAFE) and Young Archies at the Art Gallery of NSW. As well as winning multiple grants and awards.
Alice Xu graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School in 2021, and a Diploma of Visual Art from St George TAFE of Fine Arts in 2019.
Alice is currently studying her Masters of Fine Art at the prestigious National Art School in Sydney.
Melbourne Artist, Adriana Artmeier has been honing her skills in realism painting since 2012 and started working as a full-time artist in 2020.
She mostly focuses on realism in her work and adds fantastic elements in some of them.
She draws her inspiration from a variety of sources such as scuba diving, personal experiences and the Australian wildlife.
Her passion for drawing and painting comes from her Slovenian Grandmother, who was an Artist in Germany
and passed away in the early 2000s. A couple of years later, around 2008 Adriana decided to step into her footsteps and began to draw portraits which then developed over the years.