Refinery29 Style Bytes at SXSW: Live portraits

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I was thrilled when Refinery29 (one of my favorite clients) reached out to me to do live paintings of guests at an event, Style Bytes for the who’s who of fashion and media in Austin for the interactive portion of SXSW.

It was a whirlwind trip for me. I flew in on Friday (wake up time 3AM) and out on Saturday (wake up time 3AM again!).

The event was gorgeously designed and run by the Refinery 29 event gurus and locals such as Transplants Florals who put together sick bouquets of birds of paradise and monstera and baby pineapples on stalks.

I must have painted over 100 portraits. I met some incredible ladies (and some fellas) doing incredible things in media and technology. I especially had fun with the Kate Spade NY team who were there co-hosting the event and giving out sunnies to the guests. I chose a pair of aviators from Jack Spade. I guess I’m a tom boy at heart. Photos of me are by photographer Bonnie Burke. I used my iphone to snap some shots of the portraits but didn’t get them all of course.

More pictures after the jump!


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