Dan Dunn’s PaintJam fuses art and entertainment for an unforgettable performance.

With over two decades of experience in the speed painting biz, Dan and his team have perfected their process to ensure every show runs smooth.

From set-up to take-down to meeting with the guests, Team PaintJam has it covered.

Paintjam’s performance is the best in the speed-painting world. They use the largest canvas, the best music and they never stop moving! Paintjam keeps the audience guessing as they spin the canvas 360 degrees, painting with their hands, their brushes and boundless energy!

Want a custom portrait or branded image? Dan’s your man! With a background in advertising and graphic arts, he understands marketing and loves a challenge! Check out his portfolio to see his branded work for Walmart, Pepsi and more.

Meet the PaintJam Team

PaintJam is led by Dan Dunn and features the best painters from around the world. It’s supported by a Business Manager, Office Manager and Tour Manager to ensure that all events are turn-key for our clients.

Worried about the mess? It’s covered.

PaintJam carries a 3 million dollar insurance policy against damage to protect the venues that Dan performs at—and in over a decade, they’ve never had to use it. By the end of the performance, you’d never know there was  PaintJam—except for the stunning art and audience smiles of course!

Meet the Man Behind the ‘Jam

Dan Dunn has made his living solely from his art since he was 19 years old. A graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he has a background in painting, illustration, design and caricature spanning over 40 years.

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Putting the Speed in Speed Painter

It all started with caricatures. When he began his career as a professional artist, Dan would draw at over 200 events per year—and anywhere from 12 to 20 people per hour for events. This was his Karate Kid, “Wax on, wax off” ninja training. Yeah… he can draw a face pretty fast!

After many years as a caricaturist and illustrator, Dan was inspired by the work of the late, great, original speed painter, Denny Dent. Dan rented a storage warehouse, draped it in plastic and started throwing paint around. He rehearsed for two years before landing a spot as the closing act in an Atlantic City casino show. The video from this show was posted to You Tube by his then 13 year old daughter. It caught the wave for a content-hungry platform. PaintJam went viral with millions of views on YouTube, and Dan’s speed painting performance gained widespread acclaim. There was no looking back. Since beginning this amazing journey, Dan’s been painting and performing on stages and screens around the world with superstars like Taylor Swift, Jay Leno and Queen Latifah to name a few!

Check out the Performances page to see him perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Rachael Ray Show, the Super Bowl Pre-Game Show and more!

Dunn & Son

Harvey is Dan’s youngest son and became his protege in June 2019. Dan introduced Harvey at an event that requested a painting of the Four Beatles. The father and son duo painted simultaneously on one canvas, each painting two faces. The artists kept an eye on one another to keep the same pace.

The next time they painted together to create a classic car. Later they painted Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on separate canvases. This led to a gig where they painted a couple for their 25th anniversary.




PaintJam Starring Harvey Dunn!

Meet Harvey Dunn

Dan Dunn has passed his PaintJam baton to his son, Harvey.  Already Harvey has amazed arenas and stadiums full of Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Lynx fans.

Harvey has wowed the digital audiences of Nickelodeon and Weird Al with amazing virtual events.

He entered the workforce after high school graduation in blue collar jobs. After two years he realized that his place in the world was to be covered in paint, on a stage, entertaining audiences.

He was thrilled to join his dad who was looking for someone to partner with in the industry.

Harvey was a stagehand and cast in every production in his middle and high school career. He also has traveled the world working backstage with his father since he was ten years old. He uses a theatrical approach in his speed painting that captivates viewers and engages his audience.

Now Starring in Paintjam, the crowds love him and you will too!