Live painting is a form of improvisational performance art in which artists complete a visual art piece in a public performance. The form is often contrasted with more studied fine art compositions from the same artists, which are generally executed in an artist studio or other private space.
Artists in a number of genres have performed live painting. In the 1990s and 2000s, live painting became a hallmark of street art and graffiti artists. Live painting has evolved beyond painting in situ by the impressionists, to incorporating the general public and arenas’ of Modern Times.