Jonathan The Caricaturist
You should book Jonathan if you're looking for quality. He is the only live caricaturist in the UK to have won awards from the British Cartoonists Association and Cartoon Art Trust.
His work appears in all the best magazines and newspapers including The Times, The Spectator and Radio Times, and has been exhibited at London's Cartoon Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
Jonathan The Caricaturist
If you book Jonathan you get quality work from a professional cartoonist.
Prince Charles described his work as being 'remarkable'. Brian May, Sir Michael Parkinson, Heston Blumenthal, David Dickinson, and Raymond Blanc all bought Jonathan's paintings of themselves. Why not add yourself to that list?
He has worked full-time for magazines and newspapers for the past 19 years. Clients include the Radio Times, The Times, The Independent, The Spectator, New Statesman and many more. In 2014 an advertising campaign featuring his work appeared in The New Yorker.
Jonathan only works from an easel, for best results.
Please read the FAQ section for information about booking.
Jonathan was excellent. Communicated with us really well, polite, helpful, on time and did a great job!!!
Jonathan's style of caricatures is so good and he really nails it with everyone! We've had a lot of fun laughing at the ones people are adding to social media. He's a great guy, super talented, very accommodating and all the guests loved having this at our wedding. Thank you Jonathan! Great stuff!! Nat and Andy aka the Jones's.
Jonathan was great at our wedding. He was in contact prior to the event to iron any finer details out, and did a smashing job on the day. His work created lots of buzz, discussion and laughter! Our guests were queuing up around the room for him! What also impressed us was that he stayed a little extra than arranged to try and get the guests that had queued up done before he left. Much appreciated.
What can I say about this chap... Jonathan arrived early to set up and unfortunately our speeches went on a little longer than expected so instead of starting at 5:30, it was nearer to 6:00. However he was so accommodating and told me that this was not a problem. He was due to finish at 8:30 however, my wife and I sat down with him at 9:00 and he did say to me that he would probably finish up at 9:30. His last one was eventually 10:00. I cannot say enough about Jonathan and would totally recommend him. His caricatures went down a treat by everyone at the wedding and he was such a nice guy too. Talk about going the extra mile! Many thanks, Jonathan, you were brilliant. Best regards, Steve and Janetta, Bella and Ben.
Jonathan stayed hours after he was meant to which was fantastic! The majority of our staff loved there drawings and Jonathan was very friendly and professional.
Jonathan was excellent - punctual and no hassle to set up, friendly and engaging in manner and fantastically accurate and precise with his art work. Jonathan really went the extra mile in his work, and diligently got through the long line of people wanting a drawing without rushing or compromising on the quality of the work itself. Thank you, Jonathan, for making our party extra special and one to remember!
Jonathan didn't stop all night! He always had a queue waiting or observing. Jonathan was kind, courteous and patient. His sketches were received excellently and everyone said how great he was and that it was nice to have something a bit different at the wedding. The caricatures were amazing and we got a copy to keep at the end in a plastic pouch afterwards, which was a small, but thoughtful touch. I would happily recommend him to anyone!
Jonathan was fantastic. He was extremely friendly and professional. His work is really unique. We would highly recommend him as he is so professional and definitely hire him again.
Very good would recommend.
What a great time had by all, he was fab. Totally unique and professional. Would highly recommend Jonathan to my friends and family. Can't wait for the next party, he is going to get booked. Thank you Jonathan
What a fantastic thing to walk away with at the end of our wedding day. It is so nice to have a high quality, yet fun drawing on our wall which really captures our mood. Jonathan picked out the small details and our guests were highly entertained watching the drawing unfold. We would highly recommend Jonathan if you want to have something different and unique at your wedding to wow your guests.
Great caricaturist - and a lovely man too!
Jonathan was outstanding. He could not have done more to ensure my mother and fathers caricature event was an enjoyable experience. He more than exceeded expectations and they were already set high having spoken to him prior to the event. We would very much recommend him to others.
Jonathan did an amazing job of capturing our guests who all loved the whole experience. Jonathan worked really hard, his drawings are of great quality and detail we would recommend Jonathan 10-10 Thank you so much for making our wedding timeless with your drawings and thank you for all your hard work!
Superb service and drawings. Stayed untill everyone was done that wanted to be done. Really added to our wedding. Guests loved him. Thank you.
Friendly and professional. Will defiantly book again in the future for any events that we have. A must have at events.
Jonathan was amazing! Everyone loved him and he was so generous to us. We will definitely recommend him to my friends and we will use him myself again for another event. Thanks a lot for your recommendation. Stassi & Ben
The guests at our annual charity dinner were extremely pleased and happy with the drawings produced by Jonathan. He was professional and polite during the entire evening and was busy all night.
Jonathan, was outstanding. He called before the event to understand more about the event and any special requests and preparation that he could do prior. He arrived on time, stayed longer than the agreed time and did an outstanding job. Everyone at the Birthday party was delighted and we all had memories of the evening to take home. Jonathan's caricatures were detailed, accurate and captured the individuality of the people drawn. Highly recommended.
Absolutely marvellous. Helped to make the 21st birthday party a success. Please convey my thanks to Jonathan.
Andrew and Elle’s Wedding Braunston Village, Near Oakham, Rutland - We all would like to say a very big thank you to Jonathan the Caricaturist for attending the wedding reception of our son and new daughter in law, to entertain us. Jonathan made our guests feel relaxed with his polite and friendly manner. His work was professional and everyone was pleased and amused having their superb caricature portrait to take home and remember the occasion. He went out of his way to ensure all requests were completed. The booking and administration of the event was extremely efficient and smooth. I would highly recommend Jonathan and would not hesitate to ask him again. Thank you.
I would like to take this opportunity in sending my sincere thanks to Jonathan The Caricaturist for my 40th party on 1st September 2012. This was definitely money well worth spent and helped make a fantastic party and even more brilliant party. So many of my friends and family thought it was such a fantastic idea and was something for them to take away with them from the night. He created so many moments of laughter for all those people who had their drawing done and created such a "buzz and atmosphere" on the night. Jonathan was extremely professional and very punctual and went out of his way especially to ensure all requests and requirements were met so thank you very very much. I would most definitely use this service again and in particular Jonathan. Thank you once again, I am sincerely grateful. Kind Regards, Louise
Would just like to thank Jonathan for attending our wedding and making our guests feel comfortable, everyone was amazed by this and he did a great job! He was very polite and patient with both the adults and children. Booking was easy, and I will definately recommend your services to anyone that asks :) Thanks again, Aimee xx
Jonathan is so friendly and the level of his work is outstanding. Our guests were blown away, some were asking how to book for their own wedding!
Jonathan has drawn at weddings, fancy dress birthday parties, garden parties, and for various military regiments.
In 2012 he drew at an event attended by The Queen and Prince Philip, though they didn't sit for him! He particularly enjoys drawing at weddings.
- Jonathan the Caricaturist works seated at an easel, as it gives best results.
- Lighting is essential. He needs to see who he's drawing! If you're considering drawing in the same room as a disco he'll need a standard lamp from the venue.
- The best time to book him for a wedding is the evening reception.
- Expect drawings to be very popular with guests. Minimum bookings are three hours because of this!
- Drawings are A4 and in ink, with an A3 drawing of the Bride and Groom or the event's VIP.
- The fee is for working time on the day and can't include artwork in advance. Please ask for a quote for what you have in mind.
- Please note that Jonathan doesn't do mix and mingle work.
- Minimum bookings are 3 hours because drawings are always popular with guests.
- Please note that bookings are for working time on the day, and does not include other artwork in advance.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.