This personalised caricature was a gift for a 50th birthday last year. The subject is a Disney fan and loves travel, hence the Minnie Mouse ears and Eiffel Tower and the cruise ship in the background. She’s partial to a cocktail and also meticulous about cleaning, so the mop and apron was an in-joke from her family! Other references are Facebook with a signpost for Limerick and Dublin in the background. And of course a few balloons to mark the big day for good measure!
This caricature was a wedding gift for a wedding last year and was put on display for the arrival of the bride and groom! The bride is wearing a Kerry jersey, and the groom has a Kerry bandana around his neck. It features signposts for Shrone, Killorglin and Dublin. Also included are the Sunday Times, a pilates mat, a GAA football and references to other sports including golf, rugby, badminton, tennis and hurling. And a cup of herbal tea! In the background is a vintage wedding car with cans on the back and the bride and groom’s initials on the number plate with a loveheart.
Weddings will be back in a big way later this year so if you’re going to one and you’re looking for a really special personalised wedding gift drop me a line!
Here’s one of my Cancel the Date/Postpone the date wedding e-cards! This is the blank artwork without the text but you get the idea! I’ve drawn this couple with their two kids. Included in the background are the Poolbeg chimneys visible through much of Dublin. From the client: “Hi Allan I couldn’t love it more! … Read more
Bloomsday 2020: still haven’t finished it. Coronavirus detention would have been a good time to go again but what do you know, I managed to make it to another Bloomsday without having finished the bloomin’ thing. Anyway here’s a caricature of James Joyce. Enjoy your kidneys if that’s your thing. I’m Caricature Artist Allan Cavanagh … Read more