What you'll do
We'll meet at my house close to the Botanical Gardens and have a drink (tea, coffee, or beer) to talk a little about my art and your hopes for the experience. We will then walk over to the Botanical Gardens (I can secure you a free entrance, but if you're coming with a friend they would have to cover their own ticket). In the gardens I'll take some artistic photographs of you with my professional camera. We can stroll through the film right there and you can tell me which one you like best. You can stay and hang out in the gardens if you'd like or go back to my studio where I'll produce a painting resembling the photo we selected. It's not going to be an exact copy, but a representation with some artistic touches. You can then pick up the painting (around 18"x 23") in 24 hrs. If you're leaving town before then, I could ship the painting to you but you would have to pay for shipping.
I'm an artist with several gallery shows under my belt (both in Austin, TX; and St Louis, MO). I have been doing art since a young age. I work primarily in mixed media, combining elements of Abstract Expressionism and Outsider Art. My main academic and artistic interests revolve around understanding the nature of emotion. I have received a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from UCLA in 2008, a Masters in Philosophy from UT Austin in 2013, and am currently perusing a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology at Washington University in St Louis. My work focuses on capturing a mood.
Before heading to the garden we could have some tea, coffee, or beer at my house
I can secure your tickets to the botanical gardens
I will use my professional camera to take photos of you in the garden. I will then use my own art supplies for your painting
Where you'll be
We will visit my own very artsy house close to the Botanical Gardens where you can take a look at some of my other artworks on display. We will then walk over to the Botanical Gardens nearby and take a few artistic photos. You can then catch a glimpse of me working in my studio to turn the image we select together into a one-of-a-kind artwork for you to hang in your own house or give as a gift to your loved ones.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
I'll cover your entrance to the Garden, but if you're coming with a friend, they would have to pay their way. If you can't physically pick up the final artwork, you'd have to pay for shipping
Portrait at the Botanical Gardens
£41 / personNew experience
£41 / person