Q: If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A: Not all Caricaturist are good, I would encourage people to shop around and really look at the artists work before hiring them.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more detailed information about your project or booking you have when contacting me the better.
Q: Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A: I have been in the business for over 25 years and I strive to provide quality work at a fair price. This is not a hobby for me this is a career.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When working live events what I like most about being a Caricaturist is the fact I have a new face every 3 to 5 minutes. My job never gets boring and is always a fun challenge.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long you been doing this?
Since 1993 I started drawing as a summer job at Carowind's
Q:Do you do any other art?
Yes, I do illustration work as well. I also do some fine art on occasion purely for the fun of it as the Commercial side of my art including Caricatures keeps me quite busy.
Q: Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A: Honestly, there are too many great ones to just pick one.
Q: What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A: I wish more people realized that artistically Caricatures are one of the most difficult things to master and should not be discounted as silly or frivolous art because it only takes 3 to 5 minutes to draw. It takes a lifetime of practice and determination to make it look as easy as it does.
Q: How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A: This started as a summer job at a local amusement park while attending school. Once I saw the earning potential and more importantly how much fun of a job it was I knew I had found my calling.
Q: What are your most common types of jobs?
A: For live events..Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Grand Openings, Retirement Communities, Holiday Parties.
When working from photos just about any occasion. Everything from Birthdays to Christmas and one time I even did some large size Caricatures for a funeral service.
Q: Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A: I am constantly practicing and trying out new techniques and studying other artists style and technique.
Q: If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A: Practice a lot and get a job at a local amusement park for the summer. You won't make a ton of money there but the experience is better than what any art school can teach. I do have a few videos on my YOUTUBE Channel to help get you started.