Last week I was in the local Leicester Mercury once again, when I handed over some framed artwork to a competition winner, at my exhibition.
George’s caricature epitaph to the recently departed, raising one last smile for our dead celebrities.
For more caricatures of the famous deceased visit Smile You’re Dead
As a heavily tattooed artist I am occasionally afforded the privilege of attending and working some fabulous tattoo based events. I am a regular trader at the Brighton Tattoo Convention, where I sell my services to some very colourful individuals and make lots of new friends!
Last November I received the call from Brad Pitt’s PA, saying how much they loved my Pulp Fiction caricature and that they would like to commission me to draw Brad Pitt’s caricature for his 50th birthday gift!
I jumped at the chance and headed south to the set of his latest movie ‘FURY’, which was being shot in the UK. I spent the most exhilarating day with Brad and his film crew, on set, watching the explosions and drama unfold before the cameras, while I snapped a few shots and drew the crew’s caricatures.
I toiled away at the composition, which included his Personal Team (hairdresser, lookalike, PA, driver, dresser) for over a week and when it was finished I had the honor of presenting it to Brad Pitt on set on his birthday in December. Unfortunately he decided to shoot a ‘closed set’ on his birthday and so I did not get to see his reaction to the artwork, but he must’ve liked it because he asked for a copy of my Fight Club caricature poster too!!
Unfortunately I signed a non-disclosure waiver, which means that I cannot impart any details, but as I retain original copyright, I assume I can now share the caricature with the public.
It was a joy to be on set with Brad Pitt and an honor to be chosen as his caricaturist. Best day of last year for sure 🙂
George drew XL Exhibition caricatures for Edding at Olympia…
George is developing a stage act which uses the science of Visual Cognition to teach an audience the art of SEEING caricatures in the people around us. Comprising of Power Point presentation, with on floor Rota Board demonstrations, George picks on well known figures and some figures more relevant to the chosen audience and deconstructs their faces, exposing their obvious characteristics with hilarious caricature effect. With the help of a hands-free mic, George interacts, charms and wows the audience with his intimate knowledge of his caricature art and the use of his twisted eye!
George’s caricature show has been previewed at Leicester Emergency showcase, November 2013, going on to make its continental debut in Germany, January 2014, then running as workshops in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014!
- Suitable for audience of upto 100 people
- Venue must have plug in projector, PA system and audio mixing desk
- George supplies drawing board, laptop and Mic
- Talk lasts upto 20 minutes
- Talks are tailored to include company personnel and relevant figures
- Talks can be more or less audience interactive
- PRICE quote available on request
George drew digital caricatures for TV Times magazine weekly from 1999 – 2003, above is a selection from hundreds of published illustrations.