LIVE PAINTINGS and EVENTS

"Fusing art with music, Waugh paints live to the beat, capturing its rhythms and energy on his canvas."

Waugh around the World

LONDON   BIRMINGHAM   ISTANBUL   DOHA   MIAMI   LOS ANGELES   NEW YORK   CHICAGO   ATLANTA   DALLAS.  DETROIT   AT SEA: ENGLAND  IRELAND   SCOTLAND   POLAND   RUSSIA  SCANDINAVIA   ITALY   TURKEY   EGYPT   SPAIN   BRAZIL   CHILE   MEXICO

ERIC WAUGH, from Montreal, Canada, is one of the most recognizable and collected artists of original fine art among both private and corporate collectors. Waugh is also the Guinness Book of World Records holder for “Hero” the world’s largest painting on canvas (41,400 square feet) by a single artist, which Waugh created to benefit children in need.


Not content solely with painting in his studio, however, Waugh also takes his art to the people with live painting performances at upscale events across North America and abroad, such as at the Hard Rock Hotel, the BB King Blues Club, and the House of Blues, among others. Fusing art with music, Waugh paints live to the beat, capturing its rhythms and energy on his canvas. Waugh amazes audiences by creating musically inspired art before their eyes; this art form captivates both art and music lovers alike.



Given Waugh’s talents and his love of music, he has painted live with such diverse musical talents as Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Sammy Hagar, Pop sensation Daya, Nelly Furtado, Tony Bennett, the Doobie Brothers, Kool and the gang, Allan Harris, the Wallflowers, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Randy Weston, Tommy Emmanuel, Marc Cohn, Freddy Cole, Maria Howell, Jefferson Starship, Firefall and Donna Summer to mention but a few.

 

Waugh works primarily in acrylics with mixed media elements. With its vibrant colors, rich textures, and lively images, Waugh’s fun yet sophisticated art reflects his own heartfelt passion for the arts and his appreciation for life’s simple
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BOY GEORGE

Eric painted LIVE to Boy George at Strangers in the Night to benefit the West Island Center.  Waugh created 2 48" x 48" paintings in just over an hour! 

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AZAMARA

Eric Waugh is one of the most versatile artists on the art scene today. This is very evident on a global journey Waugh took in 2017 onboard the beautiful Azamara Quest Luxury Cruise ship. Since his embarkation on July 5th, Waugh traveled to Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, Scotland, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Gibralter, Bermuda, Cuba, Miami, Mexico and many many more locations throughout the World. The inspiration Waugh experienced from these different locations was masterfully executed in acrylics on canvas right before the guests very eyes. 

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MICHEL PAGLIARO

Waugh painted LIVE to Michel Pagliaro at the Strangers in the night event.  

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DRISKILL HOTEL, TX

Since November of 2016, Waugh has made The Driskill his creative home away from home!  Eric paints Austin and Texas-inspired works of art LIVE to the delight of the patrons of the famous Driskill Bar. Waugh creates everything from his trademark "Pop Fusion" fun and funky style of Austin cityscapes, bucking broncos and cowboy boots to portraits of some of the World's biggest musical Icons including his hometown favorite, Willie Nelson.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Waugh paints LIVE at the eighth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach

 

I had a blast at The eighth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I went a little crazy on this one and decided to create a Tricked out 1961 VW bus! It was created in acrylics on 3D wood panel. Even the bumper was a separate piece and really added to the 3D effect. 

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SAN DIEGO

Eric paints LIVE at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego.

 

Eric can be found creating artwork LIVE at the Grant Grill Lounge in the US Grant Hotel. He is inspired by the music of the talented local musicians creating artwork LIVE before the guests very eyes.

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 PALM SPRINGS, CAL

Waugh paints LIVE in the Starlite Lounge  at the Riviera Palm Springs. (On going).

 

Eric can be found creating artwork LIVE at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs. He is inspired by the music of resident entertainer Martin Ross creating artwork beginning to end to the delight of the Hotel guests.

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PALM SPRINGS, CAL

Waugh paints LIVE at the Purple Room in Palm Springs to benefit Well in the Desert.

 

Eric had a great time painting LIVE to benefit "Well in the Desert" at the Purple Room in Palm Springs to Trini Lopez, Mike Costley, Patrick Daniels and many more!

 

Eric created two 36" x 36" paintings within two hours. First was "Martinis and Music" then "Jammin with Trini". The winning bid on "Jammin with Trini" went to 11-year-old Leo! Certainly one of his youngest collectors. Special thanks to Brian Neil Hoff and Darci Daniels for inviting me!

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CARLSBAD, CAL

Waugh paints LIVE in Carlsbad California to Benefit the Tri-City Medical Center

 

Waugh had a beautiful setting to paint at on November 15th at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. He was set up on the red carpet as over 600 guests arrived to the 2014 Diamond Ball benefitting the Tri-City Hospital Center. Waugh created a 36" x 48" wine and ocean inspired painting titled, "Good Times", and thats exactly what the guests had that night!

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TUSTIN, CAL

Coalition Duchenne  4th Annual Music Power Gala award Dinner in Tustin, California

 

Waugh painted LIVE at the Marconi Automotive Museum to benefit COALITION DUCHENNE at the 4th Annual Music Power Gala award Dinner in Tustin, California. He created a 36" x 48" painting titled "Oceanside Serenade". 


Coalition Duchenne's mission is to raise global awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to fund research and to find a cure for Duchenne.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CAL

Waugh paints LIVE in Beverly Hills

 

On November 12th in Beverly Hills Waugh created "Beverly Hills Groove" LIVE at the "House of Music and Entertainment.

 

Waugh says the Band was great and gave him the inspiration to create the Jazz Quartet complete with a female drummer! "She was awesome!" he said.

 

The event benefitted an organization called Single Mom Planet. Helping single Moms help themselves. 

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PALM SPRINGS, CAL

Waugh paints LIVE at the Purple Room in Palm Springs to benefit Well in the Desert.

 

Eric had a great time painting LIVE to benefit "Well in the Desert" at the Purple Room in Palm Springs to Trini Lopez, Mike Costley, Patrick Daniels and many more!

 

Eric created two 36" x 36" paintings within two hours. First was "Martinis and Music" then "Jammin with Trini". The winning bid on "Jammin with Trini" went to 11-year-old Leo! Certainly one of his youngest collectors. Special thanks to Brian Neil Hoff and Darci Daniels for inviting me!

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ROCHESTER, NY

Rochester Fringe Festival "My Thing" art installation sponsored by the First Niagara Bank.

 

Waugh lends his creative expertise to conceptualize and create a Massive 8' x 35' interactive Art installation in Rochester NY as part of the FRINGE Festival.

 

The Letters spelling out "My Thing", ( a slogan that is part of the First Niagara Bank), was created out of 1500 lbs of plywood then painted black with a faux metal look on the outside. Over the course of the 9-day festival over 2000 photos were taken of Fringe festival participants and adhered to the fronts of the 8 foot letters. People will also wrote what "Their Thing" is. 

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ROCHESTER, NY

The Strong, National Museum of Play annual "Play Ball Gala"

 

Waugh was all puzzled in Rochester, New York supporting the The Strong, National Museum of Play. For their annual "Play Ball Gala". Eric created a portrait of the Monopoly Man, (Mr. Money Bags). But this time he created it on 6 puzzle pieces Live in 24 minutes! Some pieces were upside down. Some Sideways! 

 

The winning bidder gifted the Painting to the Museum. It will be on permanent display. 

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Indiana Children's Wish Fundraiser @ Ruth's Chris Grand Opening Aug 15-16.

 

Eric had a blast in Indianapolis taking part in a Grand opening of an epic two-story Ruth's Chris Restaurant. To mark the occasion Waugh created two paintings LIVE on Friday and Saturday night which were auctioned off to benefit the Indianapolis Children's Wish Fund.https://www.indianachildrenswishfund.org/ Eric also created a special commemorative painting depicting the characters and ambiance of the old Ruth's Chris Restaurant. 

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COLLINGWOOD, ONT

Jazz On The Mountain At Blue. Collingwood, Ontario July 4th.

 

Eric had a great day up at Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario. It was a busy one for him. First he created " Jazz at Blue" it was a 40" x 120" then proceeded right after with "Wild Horses" 36" x 96".  He also got to meet a favorite musical artist of his from the past, Gino Vannelli.  He  created a portrait of him which was auctioned off for the CNIB.

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ROCHESTER, NY

5' x 25' Painting created LIVE in 75 minutes!

Rochester Jazz Festival

 

Eric created an EPIC 5' x 25' wide painting LIVE in just 75 minutes at the Rochester Jazz Festival to Lou Gramm, the voice of Foreigner. June 21st, 2014

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MONTREAL, CAN

Eric Waugh Paints LIVE on stage with the Pointer Sisters.

 

Waugh created a 40" x 60" painting LIVE to THE POINTER SISTERS at the 10th annual "Strangers in the Night"  in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. The evening benefited the Starlight Children's Foundation of Quebec.

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MONTREAL, CAN

Montreal Museum Of Fine Art

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada Gala

 

Eric had a great at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art creating "Circus Love" to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. The theme was taken from the incredible circus performers entertaining the crowd throughout the evening. The 36" x 48" painting was created in one and a half hours and was part of the LIVE auction.

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MONTREAL , CAN

Miriam Foundation Art Auction

 

On May 28th, Waugh Took Part in the Miriam Foundations' annual Art Auction at the Loft Hotel In Montreal to benefit people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eric created a 40" x 40" painted titled "Piano Puzzle Pop".  Waugh cleverly integrated puzzle pieces into the piano which is the symbol of Autism.

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MONTREAL , CAN

Chantal Desjardin's Poker Tournament to

benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Waugh painted LIVE in Montreal at Chantal Desjardin's poker tournament on May 10th in aid of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Eric created a painting of Montreal Canadians, PK Subban within 2 hours and it was auctioned off after a lengthy battle to charity supporter Larry Cohen. Congrats!

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MONTREAL , CAN

The Mack Belson Foundation

 

Waugh was honored to be a part of the Mack Belson Foundation Charity Poker Tournament at Playground Poker in Montreal last night. Eric created a 36" x 60" painting of Montreal Canadiens Goalie "Carey Price" titled "Priceless Save" LIVE during the tournament within 3 hours.

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA

American Heart Association Tuxes and Tennis Shoes Gala.

 

Eric was honored to be invited to the American Heart Associations Gala event "Tuxes and Tennis shoes" in Jacksonville, Florida. April 4th 2014.

 

Eric created a two panel 48" x 60" painting live during a three hour period.

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA

A Night To Remember

Alzheimer Society of Montreal

 

Waugh had a great time on November 4th, 2013 creating a painting LIVE for the Alzheimer Society of Montreal.

 

It was held at Place Des Art downtown Montreal with the theme of the evening... Mad Men! The night had an awesome 60's Vibe perfect for the inspiration for Waugh's painting, "Musical Mad Men".

 

It was created within an hour and a half and auctioned off before the paint had a chance to dry! Pictured is Jason the winning bidder.