Mike Debus is a Live Performance Painter. He 'speaks' and 'inspires' an audience with his talent: his hands, mind, spirit, creativity, movement and energy as he does a LIVE PERFORMANCE of PAINTING an image selected by his host or organization seeking to raise funds or entertain their group. Debus is an internationally recognized performance artist who paints live, on a canvas that spins, during the actual event - banquet, concert, gathering, fundraiser or whatever the venue.
In 20-30 minutes Debus can paint a person, historic figure, corporate or sports logo, athlete or any image that 'fits' your event. Debus often 'speaks' aka 'paints and performs' at banquets where a fundraising component is a part of the event, college and professional sports banquets, church or community fundraisers, college events, political event and more. Wherever a crowd is gathered Debus has performed. The energy and entertainment factor is a 'WOW'.
From Austria to Kansas City, Debus has painted for crowds. The concept that clients love, especially fundraisers, is that the final painting, or often times multiple 'paintings' - as he averages one per ever 40 minutes including setup - are then auctioned off live to raise funds. Debus paintings have gone for as high as $25,000. Often $5,000 - $10,000 is then awarded to the recipient of the proceeds.
Debus has performed for the Variety Clubs of America, Skills USA, the University of Northern Iowa, churches, music concerts, faith-based organizations, corporate gigs and numerous venues. ***Appearance fees are based on a pre-negotiated either upfront guarantee and/or a shared percentage of the painting auction amount. Generally, and almost always, depending on the pre-promotion, the paintings pay the agree fee and then all the remaining proceeds go to fund the worthy cause, organization or charity.
SPECIAL NOTE: THE DEBUS TEAM partners and assists with your marketing and promotion to assure your event is successful. You win. We win. Everyone wins.