live performance art
by John Bukaty

John Bukaty is an elite and dynamic live event artist. Born  and raised in Kansas City, Mo., Bukaty later moved to his beloved Colorado and became the Rock n’ Roll Painter. Denver’s location and rabid music fans have made it a favorite among touring musicians of all genres, and he quickly became a popular fixture at local concerts. He’s done portraits of Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic and Blues Traveler. Bukaty’s work is collected by prominent actors, musicians, and athletes including Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, J.J. Cale, John Popper, Billy Butler, and Coach Bill Self. Corporate collectors include Western Union, Chipotle and Comcast. captures dynamic moments at live events on canvas, and then donates his original creations. John Bukaty sees life, and the special events it’s made of, in distinct moments.  He sees things one frame at a time. Whether it’s the enjoyable chaos of a music festival, the intense competition of a college basketball game, or a tender moment at a family event, Bukaty sees them all, in portraits.

And like a distortion pedal that adds fuzziness and growl to a guitar, Bukaty translates these singular sights onto a canvas using a self-taught method of blurred lines and vibrant colors.
Bukaty paints people in their times, and in their places. He paints them in the middle of loud, busy and cherished events. He paints to preserve moments, forever etched in color on canvas, and in the minds of attendees. He creates beautiful and durable pieces of history for the ages.
When John paints at your event, your attendees receive an original signed print of the painting as a Thank You after the event. This is an amenity that actually appreciates in value.

  • Bukaty Bio Pic
  • Bukaty Baseball
  • Abstract 2
  • Bukaty Fiesta Bowl
  • JazzFest 2014
  • Red Rocks Bukaty
  • Trombone Shorty