I Do Caricatures
Mark has been a keen semi professional landscape and portrait artist for 5 years but has basically had a pencil in his hand since he could hold one. In school he used to draw comic characters for chocolate, footy stickers, to get another kid to do his homework or to stop one from kicking his head in! Then he went on to study art through College and University.
I Do Caricatures began when he was trying to decide upon a wedding gift for two very good friends of his. He wanted to give them something unique, humourous and something that they would be able to remember their day by. Mark toyed with ideas such as a handmade guest signing book and also painting their portrait , both great ideas but they didn’t QUITE have the wow factor he was looking for.
His wife Liz came up with the idea of a caricature. But he wasn’t struck by the idea at first as he wasn’t actually keen on caricatures after he’d had one done on holiday which made him look like he’d been stung by a swarm of bees! He thought if he could create a caricature that had both humour and a likeness it’d certainly be something different. Liz also had the idea of framing it with a “signing board” which would double as a guest signing book.
Needless to say they both loved it and still hangs on their wall today. Anyway, through word of mouth alone he began to get more and more requests for his work and the rest as they say is history…..
Mark now does the live caricatures as well as the gift caricatures detailed above
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