Retirement Gift Caricature: this personalised caricature was a gift for a cardiac resuscitation officer in Tralee who was retiring earlier this year. It’s the second piece I’ve done for this unit in University Hospital Kerry. It’s jam-packed with references to her work and the customer gave me a well-resourced brief with lots of photo references to work from! She’s wearing a maroon V-neck scrub top with “Resuscitation Officer” written on it. She’s also got on blue nitrile hospital gloves. The caricature is set in the resuscitation room in the hospital. She has an “IO drill” in her hand and she’s fiddling with knobs of a defibrillator on a crash trolley.
This caricature was a gift for the couple pictured. He is wearing a Donegal GAA jersey and holding a pint of Guinness, she’s pictured with books 📚 (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda) and she’s having a glass of wine! 🍷 He’s got his laptop 💻 and phone and she’s got a mortarboard on as she’s a teacher! 👩🏫 In the background is a barrel of home brew about to explo- sitting there brewing. In the background are signposts for Longford, Inver, Carrick-on-Shannon and Galway and the couple’s car 🚗 is pictured too.
This caricature was a 40th Birthday gift for the subject. He’s wearing a Coventry jersey and holding a Donegal GAA scarf. He’s got a Lord of the Dance connection so I’ve drawn him in full flight! I got lovely feedback from my customer too:
“Thank you so much! I really didnt expect it to be done that quick.
It is brilliant, such a good job. He is going to love it!”
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!