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

Read more

Cyclist Gifts Ireland

cyclist gifts ireland

This personalised caricature from photos was created as a gift for this globe-trotting cyclist! She’s on her bike with her Alpine skis over her shoulder. She has an Arnott’s bag hanging from her handlebars and a pair of wet swimming goggles are falling off behind her. She’s passing a signpost for the Dublin Mountains and a globe of the world to signify all her travel. She is connected to Kerry so she has a sign around her neck saying “Up the Kingdom” in the Kerry colours! The caricature is completed with some of her trademark catchphrases in speech bubbles around her head. As you can see my caricatures are completely customisable and make great gifts for cyclists and can feature the hobbies and interests of family, friends and colleagues! My personalised caricatures are sought after for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, retirements, leaving gifts and a host of other special occasions! Once you order I get you to fill out a short form to collect the details you’d like included in the caricature, then you simply email me recent head and shoulder photos of the subject. The whole process is very simple and each caricature is sent with a tracking number and usually takes one day to arrive once sent. If you order one of my digital caricatures it simply arrives in your inbox by email! I have several different caricature categories including framed and unframed options so do take a look at my order page to see the one for you. If you’d like to keep up with my latest work and cartoons don’t forget to subscribe by email below!

Read more

Paella and Pie Eile!

beach cooking surfing caricature allan cavanagh 1

This was a Christmas present for a couple living in Spain. They’re very into cooking Spanish and Irish cuisine hence my appalling pun in the headline of this post and in the background of the caricature! I’ve included other interests and references including baking, surfing, cycling, graphic design, and red wine! There’s also a box … Read more

On A Bicycle Made for Two!

tandem wedding bicycle made for two wedding gift

This tandem bike wedding caricature gift was a lot of fun to draw. It’s absolutely stuffed with references from the newlywed couple’s lives, from charity work to Game of Thrones (you can see the Night King running off in the distance!) Other important elements were their love of GAA, music, tea and scones, and there’s some snowboarding going to happen too. In the background there’s a cheetah and rhino looking on. Of course Dublin and Meath are famous for their cheetahs and rhinos. 🙂
night king game of thrones cartoon rhino cheetah cartoonMy caricatures make excellent wedding gifts and come in a variety of sizes, framed and unframed.

They are available for delivery all over Ireland and Northern Ireland, and I can ship to the UK too.

The process is very simple, you send me a description of what you’d like included in your bespoke caricature gift, along with recent head and shoulder photos, and I do the rest. You can include hobbies, work references, favourite football, rugby, GAA or other teams, and even pets! I’ve drawn many dogs and cats over the years! All frames are hand made by Mark in the Framing Loft Galway, and securely packaged and shipped by courier by Carabay Packaging in Galway. Once the artwork is shipped you’ll receive a tracking number so you can see your caricature art gift making its way to you! For a unique wedding gift that will be truly treasured by your newlywed friends, order a bespoke caricature from one of Ireland’s top caricature artists, Allan Cavanagh!
tandem wedding bicycle made for two wedding gift

Canvas Wedding Signing Board in Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Kerry

Close up of wedding signing board by Allan Cavanagh showing guest signatures
Pictured above is one of my canvas caricature wedding signing boards. These unique and highly customisable signing boards are a fun alternative to a guestbook, and you can see all the signatures at once! I’ve incorporated many of the important features of the couple’s lives, including their careers, hobbies and places that are significant to them in the signpost. Also featured is their pet dog Honey, an important member of the family!