Here’s a selection of live caricatures from a recent wedding drinks reception in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Did I mention I’m delighted to be back doing weddings? I’m delighted to be back doing weddings! Still some slots available for 2021 and I’m currently taking bookings for 2022 and 2023. If you’re planning your wedding and you’re looking for some unusual wedding entertainment anywhere in Ireland, why not drop me a line to check availability?
One of my first weddings back after lockdown was in Jack’s Old Cottage in Islandeady near Castlebar, a meticulously restored cottage museum in the heart of the Mayo countryside. After the long gap in live wedding caricatures due to lockdown I’m always anxious I’ll have forgotten how to do it but as you can see from the gallery below I think I’ve still got it! Each couple below took less than five minutes to draw. I suppose it’s like learning to ride a bike, once you can draw quick caricatures live you never forget! The cottage is open to the public and is free to visit and is worth stopping by if you’re in the area.
This fun caricature from photos with a then-and-now theme was based on the communion photos of the 3 subjects, with the updated versions from more recent photos up above!
This pet dog caricature portrait was a Christmas gift commemorating a cherished pet who had passed away during the year. It was lovely to do and was very well received. It was executed in pencil, Pitt Pen and graphite on paper. I had one photo to work from but the dog’s personality really shone through and I could tell he’d been a cherished member of their family. I’ve commemorated several family pets this way, including pets that weren’t around at the same time but that their owner wanted them all depicted together. It’s a very special bond people can have with their pets.
Something I’m really looking forward to post Covid-19 lockdown is getting back into corporate entertainment, socially distanced or not! I’m usually placed over 2 metres away from my subject but for extra peace of mind I am fitting my easel with a perspex screen and I’m undertaking certified Covid-19 Officer training so I will know … Read more