FAQ

General Questions

Are you as good as you say you are?
I’ve been a full-time professional artist and entertainer since 1996, specializing in “live” caricatures. Over the years I have drawn tens of thousands of portraits and I know just exactly what’s needed to add an extra dimension to the atmosphere and your guests’ enjoyment of your event.
The magic of the experience comes from the finished picture and how funny it is, and from people seeing it unfold in front of their eyes in two or three minutes. I use a black ink brushpen on shiny white card, which gives a dramatic effect and helps me to draw more quickly. As the lines can’t be erased, it’s a bit like walking a tightrope with no safety net!
I’m the first choice of the leading entertainment agencies in the North West and I have worked all over the UK and abroad. So you are in safe hands!
Do guests have to pay for their pictures?
No. I charge a fee for attending which covers everything with no hidden extras. But don’t worry, because I work hard, give 100%, and guarantee you will be totally happy.
How can I keep my drawing safe if everyone is drinking and dancing away?
Each drawing is presented in a clear plastic wallet, which helps prevent creasing and damage from spilt drinks. I can keep it for you until the end of the evening, or you can run out and put it in your car or hotel room to make sure.
How many people can you draw at an event?
Each drawing should ideally take between 2 to 4 minutes. Sometimes a queue will form which means I can draw quite a large number quickly, or sometimes I will be mingling between tables during a dinner perhaps, which means that there is more time between drawings, but I always make sure that everyone can see what’s happening so they can join in the fun.
It all sounds great but how much will it cost?
The price will vary according to various factors but for a wedding, for example, you can reckon on about £350. This could be less if it is during a quiet part of the year or of the week or maybe more if it involves a lot of travel. Other parties and events are priced individually but rarely will it come to more than the above figure. For local events or smaller scale ones, or charities, the price can drop quite a lot!
It sounds great, what do I do now?
Either send an email or call on 0773 410 4005 to discuss your event and book a date.
We are a charity, will it cost us less?
Yes. Although I don’t work free of charge, I do give a discount. There is also this other benefit: if you like, you can provide me with a sealed collection tin and I will collect donations from guests. It’s important to remember that they will be under no pressure or obligation to donate, and there is no fixed amount stipulated. They can simply put something in the tin if they love their picture, and, if the drink is flowing, well, you see what I mean.
It’s important to remember that this only works if the guests know that there is no pressure on them and that the drawings are all free and that they can donate if they feel like it.
Although I can’t guarantee how much I will accumulate, I have very often covered my fee so that I end up costing the organisers nothing!
What do you do?
I go to all kinds of parties and events and spend three or four hours, or a whole day, drawing quick, lifelike and above all funny caricatures, or cartoon portraits, of the guests.
The magic of the experience comes from the finished picture and how funny it is, and from people seeing it unfold in front of their eyes in two or three minutes. I use a black ink brushpen on shiny white card, which gives a dramatic effect and helps me to draw more quickly. As the lines can’t be erased, it’s a bit like walking a tightrope with no safety net!
It’s a brilliant and unique way of entertaining everyone, and they will always remember your party or event because they can keep their picture forever!

Corporate Events

Do you work at corporate events?
I entertain at all kinds of events. Office parties, Christmas, awards dinners, team-building… expertly done caricatures are unique and really set your event apart, and can be a superb way of entertaining clients.
Not only that, employees and clients alike will keep their caricature for ever, and with the date and your company name on the drawing, will always remember where they got it!

Parties

Do you work at birthday parties?
Yes. Caricatures done “live” at birthday parties (young or old, a big occasion or a small family get-together) are wonderful entertainment, and a permanent souvenir that guests will always treasure.
Funny and lifelike caricatures are a unique and exciting way to entertain everyone.

Trade Fairs

Can you help at our trade fair?
This is a really amazing way to boost footfall on your stand. I proactively go out and attract passers-by with a friendly and confident approach, draw their (complimentary!) caricature and let you get on with the business of turning them into clients. Contrast this with the stands where the staff sit and wait for customers to come to them – they don’t.

Customers and potential customers go away with a permanent reminder of their visit to your stand – one that they can’t get from anyone else.

Weddings

I’m getting married. Is this a suitable kind of entertainment?
Definitely. A wedding is such a happy occasion and these hilarious caricatures just add to the fun and jollity. Also, sometimes the guests don’t know each other so well, or at all, and having caricatures done “live” is a brilliant way of bringing people together.
With the date and the bride and groom’s names on the picture, your guests will be reminded of the big day for years to come.
Contact Us

Contact

Telephone
0773 410 4005

ADDRESS
233 Lower Hall Street St Helens Lancashire WA10 1GF