Let me entertain your guests with fun, 'on-the-spot' caricature portraits
An international portrait caricaturist for weddings, parties and corporate events to entertain your guests and clients.
Keep your guests entertained with a live artist creating fun caricature portraits with great likenesses. The caricature portraits take me about 10 minutes each to draw and are drawn in black and white pen with grey tint marker shading. I have been drawing and entertaining people with fun caricatures and portraits for 25 years, with periods spent working in Australia and India. I cover mainly London and the South East but will travel further if requested to do so.
How I work
When I arrive at the event I invite guests to have a caricature drawn by going discretely from table to table or the hosts make an announcement that I am attending the event. I usually find a well lit part of a room at the event and set up a comfortable area for sitters to relax (usually prearranged). Once my sitter is comfortable I chat to them about interests, sports or career and incorporate one of these descriptions in the drawing.
I tend not to exaggerate the facial features but draw more of a fun portrait with a real likeness. The drawings are always complementary. My sitters love the drawings I do and I often find guests queueing to get a caricature portrait drawn at the events I attend, some guests are happy to wait for up to 30 minutes and I often find a small crowd enjoying watching me as I work too.
Latest work from some of the events I have attended
I am constantly attending weddings, events and parties and therefore I am always updating the new work for anyone to see on this website. Please click HERE if you want to see more examples on this website and for my Blog which I update more regularly is paulgurney.wordpress.com
What some of my clients have said . . .
"My fiancee and I were looking for something special to entertain the guests at our wedding reception, and with Paul we struck gold! So many people have since commented on how much fun it had been to be drawn, and that it was lovely to have something to take home by which to remember the occasion. It really was the wow factor we'd been looking for. Thank you Paul." Nick C, Sevenoaks
"It was a wonderful day, and we were so grateful for your contribution, really added to the atmosphere, many people commented and how they loved having you there and were taken away by how amusing and accurate the pictures were! I would highly recommend you to others looking to have something different and memorable at their wedding receptions. On a separate note, thanks for your flexibility, I had no track of time on the actual day itself but I know everything was running late, so it was very kind of you to stick around without a fuss. Thanks for being part of the day and for your congratulations." Daniel H, Sevenoaks
"Great meeting you on Friday too, sorry I wasn't around when you left. The event was a huge success, thank you, and I must say that all the people you drew wrere actually amazed at what they got! Thank you very much for coming, it was really a pleasure having you and yes definitely we will be calling you again in the future. I may not be around but I'll surely pass your information to the next committee!." Josh I, Medway Pharmacy Students, University of Kent and Greenwich
"Thanks for coming yesterday, everyone enjoyed the caricatures and event!." Constance L, Bel Groupe, Sevenoaks, Kent
"Thank you so much for helping make Nick's 50th such a success!." Nicolette L, Brimpton, Nr Reading, West Berkshire
"I won! Thanks for all your help. Great evening!." Vikki S, Ashford, Kent
"It was lovely to meet you last weekend, and everybody loved the pictures you did - and we wished you could have stayed longer. Thanks again for Saturday - you were great." Teresa S, Addlestone, Surrey
"It was great having you onboard last night, thanks!." Sarah A, Barclaycard, London
"Just to say thanks for attending our civil ceremony, Thanks Jo." Joanna H, Battle, East Sussex
"Just wanted to drop you a quick note thanking you for the work you did at our wedding. It was a brilliant day (thanks to the weather gods as well for that!!) and everyone who I have spoken to who sat with you loved the result and the experience, including Sarah and I." Paul A, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
"Thank you so much for coming to the party. Everyone was raving over their drawings and I hope you enjoyed yourself." Kelly W, Slough, Buckinghamshire
"I just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' for your wonderful caricature skills at my sister and I's birthday celebrations at Imber Court on Saturday. They certainly helped to make a wonderful party - despite the melting heat. With kind regards and deep appreciation, Sharon!." Sharon H, Esher, Surrey
"Hi Paul, A BIG THANK you for yesterday your pictures were excellent - and as you can see - very popular!!! I really appreciate you being able to stay an hour longer." Kari A, Beckenham, Kent
"Hi Paul, A huge thanks from me, Jess and all the girls for your fantastic work. They were all delighted with the finished results. Jess's is already framed. You were great with them - made them feel relaxed and I know that can be a difficult task. Goodluck with the weddings and events you have coming up. Hopefully we will see you again." Nicola H-A, Hampton, London
"Hi Paul, Thank you very much for a most enjoyable evening and for all your hard work." BoB G, Chatham, Kent
"Paul, everyone loved the drawings. A great treat." Spencer, Tonbridge, Kent
"Last year you came to our swimming club awards evening and drew pictures of the children. This went down really well and all the kids loved it and have asked if you could come again this year." Social Secretery, Tonbridge Swimming Club, Tonbridge, Kent
"Thank you for Barbara's 75th party today, everyone had a great time." Tracy G, Wickford, Essex
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The price to book me for an event
To book me as a caricaturist for a party, wedding or event I charge £65 per hour plus VA T. I do a minimum 2 hours booking as long as journey time is under 1 hour. 3 hours minimum booking if the journey time is over 1 hour. I cover London and the South East of England including:- Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Essex in this Fee. There would be a further charge if I travelled out of these areas as I would need overnight accommodation.
Why book a caricaturist?
- It's a great way entertain children, they love it
- Let your guests have a memento of the day
- Your guests will love watching me work
- Seeing a drawing develop is great to see
- Give your guests a treasured picture
- Couples can be drawn together
- It's a great way entertain teenagers
- Make your day extra-special
Some of the towns I travel to for the day for events and weddings
For caricatures in:- Tonbridge, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Bromley, Dartford, London, Canterbury, Dover, Paddock Wood, Gillingham, Brighton, Hastings, Bexhill, Gravesend, Ramsgate, Margate, Basildon, Ashford, Deal, Rye, Eastbourne, Crawley, Dorking, Leatherhead, Rochester, Croydon, Cranbrook, Folkstone, Worthing, Chelmsford, Southend, Brentwood, Epsom, Slough, Oxford, Farnham, Orpington, Redhill, Reigate, Colchester, Sidcup, Wadhurst, Deal, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Isle of Sheppey, Sheerness, Tenterden, Beckenham . . . as a caricaturist to draw caricatures.