The Rolling Stones, with added Dad!

Rolling Stones Caricature Allan Cavanagh Caricatures

This was a birthday gift commission of the chap in the blue t-shirt pictured with his favourite band, The Rolling Stones! At this stage the Rolling Stones have such lived in faces they are a caricature artist’s dream. This was commissioned before Charlie Watts passed away and I finished it just shortly afterwards so that was a bit bitter-sweet.
Included in this caricature is The Jolly Boys Outing poster from Only Fools and Horses as the birthday boy is a fan of the show. He’s holding his favourite beer and his t-shirt has a little nod to Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg Chimneys (I draw them so frequently they’re clearly a massive part of the Dublin psyche and on those grounds alone they should be preserved).
I really enjoyed drawing this piece and it went down really well with the subject:
“The caricature arrived in time. Dad is over the moon with it. I love it and my Mam thinks it’s great. Dad is thrilled. It really made his birthday.
Thank you so very much.”
Below is the framed piece just before shipping. All my framed pieces are professionally packaged by Carabay Packaging here in Galway and shipped via DPD.
framed rolling stones caricature

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50th Birthday Gift Caricature

50th birthday gift caricature from photos allan cavanagh

This is another one of my digital caricatures which are delivered straight to your email inbox! It celebrates the 50th birthday of the chap pictured, and includes some Crystal Palace FC references as well as fishing, a chopper bike, and a Chas and Dave album!

“Allan did a digital caricature for my friend’s 50th, was really pleased with the result. A very quick and efficient service. Thoroughly recommended!”

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School Principal Retirement Gift Caricature

school principal retirement gift caricature from photos

School Principal Retirement Gift Caricature: this caricature was a gift for a retiring principal in a national school in Sligo. It includes many references and catchphrases! I got wonderful feedback on this one:

Hi Allan,
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the AMAZING cariacture you created for our Principal.
Absolutely brilliant, you are gifted at what you do – it exceeded all my expectations and you incorporated absolutely everything as requested – the Principal himself was just blown away and amazed by it; and my colleagues were so impressed with your work. Your name and details have been spread far and wide☺️
Thanks so much again for your professionalism and will hopefully order something again from you in the future.

school principal retirement gift caricature from photos framed

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Birthday Gift Caricature from Photos

birthday gift caricature allan cavanagh caricatures from photos

This caricature was a birthday gift for the chap holding the basketball and it has running, cycling and horse-riding as its themes! I didn’t have any photos of his pet dog so I referenced it with paw prints which you’ll see on the ground if you look closely!

August is now booked up but I have some slots for September if you want to order a caricature in the meantime and if you’re thinking of ordering a caricature for that major holiday that begins with a C and ends with a hangover I would get in touch at the start of November at the absolute latest as slots are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis! That was a long sentence!
framed art ireland birthday gifts

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