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Marrying up artistic careers as a fashion illustrator, storyboard artist, and portrait painter. I have in the last decade begun live couture illustration for weddings, retail events and parties.

A made to measure illustration service.



Studio Illustrations

Studio illustrations are crafted over a longer period of time from photographic references A4 or A3 formats. The mediums are watercolours, inks and enhanced with range coloured pencils.

Live Couture Illustrations 

Live fashion illustrations are speedily sketched capturing the essence of your wedding day, party or retail event. The fashion illustrations are full length figure illustrations. My objective is to express the beauty within each individual within minutes of your guests standing or sitting in front of me.

Live illustration is creative entertainment for your wedding, retail or celebration event.


It is truly an honour to take such an important intimate role, illustrating a wedding day. You can choose to have my illustration services made to measure of your choosing from the bridal preparation, wedding service, scenic vista points and drinks reception. A collect storybook of illustrations. I will also illustrate your selected guests in an assigned location near natural day light to attain an accurate likeness of the guests who are illustrated. Evening events I request to be near a lighted area or plug point and away from speakers.


I interact with light conversation to put your guests at ease as they are being sketched and display the illustrations as a gallery for all your guests to enjoy throughout your event. The gallery of couture illustrations draws attention and requests to be sketched as added creative entertainment value as part of your wedding day or party sparkle. 

Your guests will be delighted to be given such a unique keepsake gift as a momento of your wedding day, party celebration or retail event. 

Script lettering signage

The signs are hand scripted lettering, enhanced with lighthearted floral illustrations backdrop of your choosing and your wedding logo.

The signs are for entrance, exit and directional positioning.



The live sketches illustrated on the day of your wedding and studio illustrations are enclosed in a richly printed Italian covered box tied with an elegant bow. A beautiful timeless keepsake wedding box for your wedding day sourced from Shepherds Bookbinders.

Each illustration is in enclosed in a high quality clear  sleeve. The wedding box is W:244 x D:326 x H:65.


The Wedding Box


drawing is the core of my career, starting as a fashion illustrator in Chicago and when moving to London I transferred my skills as a storyboard artist. Once family arrived, portrait painting, and a zillion life drawing classes was my focus to hone in my skills, which helped develop my illustration services thorugh private commissions and returning cliental.

My aim is to draw accurately the grounding of every painting, by capturing a likeness with a fashionable flair. 

In the last decade I have launched myself as a live sketch artist for weddings, retail events and party functions. 


Since lockdown I have embraced weekly sessions with Drawing Cabaret Couture which has been a natural fit. My aim is to capture

“A moment in time” with the fluidity of brushwork creating vibrant energetic fashion illustrations. It is the best workout to retain my standards for live events when they resume. The talented dynamo team at Drawing Cabaret Couture and their collection of couture designers has been a great inspiration for artists around the world to continue to paint and draw from life by zoom. 

Drawing Cabaret Couture illustrations are original A3 or A4  paintings.

Glicee prints and bespoke cards can be purchased through my Etsy shop KMWcapture opening soon.


Etsy Shop

Drawing Cabaret Couture Fashion illustrations A3 and A4 formats.

Glicee prints of original art and cards will be available on my Etsy shop KMW capture soon.

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