I am an artist but also a professional entertainer and I take a lot of joy from interacting with guests and subjects while drawing and showing off my skills. Indeed I pride myself on being witty and charming, thus adding an extra dimension to the performance and creating a buzz. I offer an entertainment SERVICE, not just a PRODUCT as you might find at a Them Park or Pier, which is why you pay a premium for me, so please let me entertain your guests to the best of my ability, which can be done by following these points:
Introduce me properly, as the UK’s celebrity caricaturist, GQ illustrator and professional entertainer. Help build up a buzz. Perhaps mention my many TV appearances?
Show my caricatures off, do not whisk the drawings away, put them in your room, tare them up or otherwise hide them. Please encourage guests to pass the caricatures round, create a buzz and raise some laughter!
Do not ask me to work at the same time as the speeches, disco or band, as it kills all chances of banter or laughter which is essential to my performance.
Please note that I cannot draw guests whilst they are eating food (ie; during dinner courses) but table hop between courses, which is mor polite and practical.
Please chat and interact with me, as I am not a drawing machine and love nothing better than a good banter!
It breaks my heart when I leave a venue after an evening of battling against a Disco, not having chatted with any guests, with no drawings floating around, while wondering if I wowed them. This may be good enough for some amateures, many of whom sit at an easel in a corner, but its not good enough for me. I am a walkabout entertainer, not unlike a Magician or Comedian, so please treat me as such and your party will go with a swing.
Last night’s Autumnal garden party in Ramsbottom was a hoot! Drawing by a bonfire, under a gazebo wasn’t my most glamourous venue, but the warmth of the welcome and the noise of the laughter from the happy people made it more fun than The Ritz!! The ladies in particular were vocally appreciating my caricatures…
“Tis the season to be jolly” – Now is the time when we are all thinking of Christmas and just how we can raise smiles at our celebrations this festive season. Why not hire a caricaturist to liven up your office party or family get-together? A good caricaturist can raise the most curmudgeonly spirit and help spread the laughter with a few strokes of their pen.
Start looking now and choose only the best caricaturist, not just the cheapest, the Boss is paying after all! But hurry because the most popular dates are going fast; 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19 December are very popular and going like hot cakes.
I offer nationwide coverage and the best service you can hire, so drop me a line and check my availability today!!
Spent a fabulous evening at the grand venue of Eastwell Manor in Kent, drawing pro-golfers, post golf championship. With faces from all over the world and such an atmospheric setting, the evening had my eyes wide open as I mixed and mingled with my walkabout caricatures. The fire eaters, stilt walkers and jugglers all added magic to the evening, which was topped off with a night in a medieval hotel, complete with four poster bed!
So you’re having a party and have come up with lots of fun ideas to liven up the night? ‘Fancy Dress’ someone suggested, while another suggested ‘Hire a caricaturist’! Both are fabulous ideas and will liven up proceedings, however the logistics do not work well together. Quite simply; how can a caricaturist draw a likeness of someone who is in disguise? Is this Stan from HR or Mr Smethers MD??
It is every caricaturists’ mission to draw the best likeness they possibly can and raise laughs, but when Ken from Accounts is dressed as a middle aged, overweight Cap’n Jack Sparrow, then a likeness of either is highly unlikely. This can be soul destroying for a caricaturist, who will hear people complaining about the terrible likenesses all evening, through no fault of his own.
In short, please reconsider if you are planning both Fancy Dress and Caricatures at your event or at least pre-warn the artist, who can come prepared, possibly with predrawn character bodies?
A corporate fancy dress evening at the Belfry (Sutton Coldfield) tonight. Fancy Dress is the one word all caricaturists dread, as it means people are in disguise… so getting a caricature likenness is near impossible, but I managed to find a few good characters amongst the masks..