Cathy is one of very few female members of the Professional Cartoonists' Organisation. She has provided drawings at a wide variety of events... Corporate publicity, festivals, family fun days, weddings, parties and shopping centres. Cathy will wear silly clothes if asked and would be more than happy to fit in with YOUR theme!
Cathy studied illustration and graphic design at St Martin's School of Art (now Central St Martin's) and her drawing skills really stand out in her work. She takes a moment to look at a client and decide what really makes them look like them! You won't find huge noses and giant buck teeth - unless of course, they really look like that...
She is particularly good at working with children - who are amongst the best audience ever!
She is quick to put people at their ease, and likes to make caricaturing a spectator sport by working from a fixed spot - so any queue can be entertained while they wait.
Cathy's standard booking times are two or three hours, though she can work a five or six hour day. If the latter, she will need a short break after each two hour session.
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
How many drawings can Cathy do at my event?
Cathy produces around 10-12 caricatures an hour, more if they're all bald blokes.
How are the drawings presented to guests?
All caricatures are supplied in plastic pockets, to protect them from red wine and chocolate ice cream.
Can the drawings be branded in anyway?
She can produce them on paper pre-printed with the date, occasion or your company's logo and corporate message. This means that they're not only a memento of the day, but can also be a valuable marketing tool.
What do we need to provide at the venue for her?
She is very low maintenance, and only needs a pair of chairs and enough light to work by - natural light's fine if there's any around, otherwise she'll need either good ambient lighting or a lamp.
What's the best way to ensure that the bride and groom get a great caricature?
Event organisers, especially the married couple at weddings, are often far too busy to sit and be drawn... so Cathy can arrange to produce a studio caricature after the event from photos.
Can Cathy produce digital caricatures at my event?
Cathy's live caricatures are produced with pen on paper; digital ones are produced in the studio only.