Mark N The Caricaturist
Mark is an award winning Irish cartoonist and caricaturist.
For 11 years Mark was based in London and drew cartoons and illustrations for national newspapers including the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Evening Standard and many more.
He moved to Devon in 2003 and now works all over the south west - even as far south west as the Caribbean for P&O Cruises! In the past 27 years he's drawn literally thousands of caricatures at almost every kind of event including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties, store openings, trade shows and exhibitions. He's quick, friendly and very entertaining!
Mark N The Caricaturist
Mark's cartoons and caricatures have been published regularly by the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Evening Standard and many more.
He's won awards from the Guardian newspaper and the Botswana Press Trust and is or has been a member of The British Cartoonist Association (BCA), The Professsional Cartoonists Organisation (PCO), The Political Cartoon Society (PCS), Cartoonists Club of Great Britain (CCGB), Federation of Cartoonists' Organisations (FECO).
- In 2017 Mark won the Best Entertainment Award at the South West Wedding Awards.
- In 2013 he won the Judge's Choice Award from a field of 138 entrants at the West Country Wedding Awards.
- In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he won the Best Entertainment Award at the West Country Wedding Awards
Mark arrived in good time to set up and was a very popular man on the evening! I was one of the first people to have my drawing done and was very happy with the outcome. We had good feedback the following week on how well it went with everyone who attended. Thanks Mark for your time and hard work on the evening!
Very organised and a nice man too.
Thank you Matt for arranging Mark to come and entertain our guests at my party. It was truly a big hit everyone went home with great pictures and I would recommend Warble Entertainment to all my friends when they are having party's. Your service was great thank you so much and will be in touch again in the future.
What a talented man. Sketching while dealing with tipsy wedding revellers. His sketches were outstanding, we would recommend Mark 100%.
Recent clients have included: Autoquip 2007, Bideford Round Table, Canon UK, Cheltenham Racecourse, Citibank, Computer Corporation of America, Crewkerne Round Table, Damovo, Energy Industries Council, Exeter Airport, Exeter University, Fanfare 3000, FIS Software, Greene King, Hucke Ltd, Hyder Consulting, Imperial College London, Ing Bank, Integrated Education Fund for Northern Ireland, Interior, JCB, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Kier Western, Leapfrog International, Letherby & Christopher, MAN ERF, MGI Luxury Group UK Ltd, Microsoft, Network Housing Assocation, North Devon District Council, Old English Inns, Ove Arup, Paradigm Services, Peach Personnel Services, Pfizer, Philip J Milton & Co, Real Asset Management Plc, Redrow Homes, Rees Bradely Hepburn, Sarcen Housing Association, Savilles Estate Agents, SG Warburg, South West Telecom, Standard Chartered Bank, Strutt & Parker, Swindon & Marlborough NHS Trust, UBS Investment Bank, UltraVox, University of Plymouth, WKD & Wyvern Waste.
Venues Mark has recently worked at include: Celebrity chef's restaurants are top of the menu with Mark working at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall, Rick Stein's St Petroc's Hotel in Newquay and Anton Mossiman's restaurant in Belgrave Square, London all within the first two months of 2008.
Other recent venues include: 1 Lombard Street London, Army Training Regiment, Arundel Arms Lifton, Ashdown Park Hotel Sussex, Astor Hotel Plymouth, Batch Country Hotel Weston Super Mare, Battlesbury Barracks, Belmont Hotel Sidmouth, Berry Head Hotel Brixham, Bishopscourt Hotel Torquay, Blundells School, Bovey Castle Dartmoor, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, BRNC Dartmouth, Brocket Hall Welwyn, Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel Kingsbridge, Café Delancy London, Cannizaro House, Carlyon Bay Hotel, Celtic Manor Newport, Clovelly, Combe Martin Festival, Combe Park Hotel Exeter, Corus Hotel Failand, Cromwell Lodge Hotel, Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, Durrant House Hotel, Exeter University, Exmouth Pavilion, Falcon Hotel Bude, Fifteen Cornwall, Fisherman's Cottage Bickleigh, Gala Bingo Plymouth, Ginsters Callington, Gonwin Manor St Ives, Guildhall Winchester, Hamilton House Hotel Greenwich, Harlequins Rugby Club, Hartnoll House Hotel Tiverton, Hatherleigh Festival, HighBullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Hitlon Metropole Hotel NEC, HMS Raleigh Torpoint, Holiday Inn Taunton, Horn of Plenty Tavistock, Hotel Tresanton St Mawes, Huntsham Court Country House, Huntsham Court Tiverton, Imperial Hotel Torquay, Inter-Continental Hotel London, Kathleen & May Bideford, Lavender House Hotel, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Legends London, Lympstone Marine Camp, Mabuhay Kingston, Marriot St Pierre Hotel Chepstow, Moat House Hotel Plymouth, Mount Somerset House Taunton, National Museum Cardiff, NEC Pavillion, Northover Manor Yeovil, Norton Manor Camp, Ocean Village P&O Caribbean Cruises, Olympia London, Orchardleigh House Frome, Pendley Manor Hotel Tring, Pilton Festival, Plymouth Guildhall, Porchester Hall London, Pride of Bath, RAF Brize Norton, RAF Corsham, RAF High Wycombe, RAF Lyneham, RAF St Mawgan, Reed Hall Exeter University, Rick Steins' Seafood School Padstow, Riviera Centre Torquay, RNAS Culdrose, Roberts Barracks Larkhill, Royal Clarence Hotel Exeter, Royal Duchy Hotel Falmouth, Rumwell Lodge, Runnymede Hotel Surrey, Sainsburys Barnstaple, Sainsburys Calne, Sainsburys Plymouth, Sainsburys Taunton, Salisbury Racecourse, Saunton Sands Hotel, Skern Lodge Appledore, Somerset House London, St Audries Park West Quantoxhead, St Pedtroc's Hotel Padstow, Stirrups Country House Hotel Bracknell, Ston Easton Park Hotel Bath, Stonehouse Court Hotel Gloucestershire, Stoodleigh Court Tiverton, Stover School Newton Abbot, The Brewery London, The Carlyon Bay Golf Club, The Farthings Hotel Hatch Beauchamp, The Headland Hotel Newquay, The Hour Glass Restaurant Fordingbridge, The Kings Arms Winkleigh, The Landmark Hotel London, The Manor Yeovil, The Mint London, The Pines Hotel Slough, The Silver Dolphin, The Thistle Hotel Exeter, Tiverton Hotel, Tonedale House Wellington, Tors Hotel Lynmouth, Tortworth Court Hotel, Trago Mills, Trenython Manor, Trevigue Farm Bude, Trowbridge Civic Hall, Victoria Hotel Sidmouth, Warwick University Campus, Well Park Hotel Trevone, Wembley Conference Centre, Westway Studios, Whitbred Brewery London, Woodbury Park Exeter, Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Woolsery School, Yates Wine Bar Hounslow & Ye Olde Talbot Hotel Worcester.
Weddings: Mark offers a number of services for weddings. Working from photos before the big day he can:
- draw a caricature of the Bride and Groom for use on wedding stationery and which makes a memorable present for the couple or their parents.
- draw Place Setting Caricatures for the Wedding Breakfast, which also make highly original Wedding Favours!
- draw caricatures of the Bridesmaids and Best Man for memorable presents.
Then on the day itself Mark can entertain your guests with his 5 minute on the spot caricatures. This is definitely where it's happening at the moment and in a typical performance of 2-3 hours he can draw 25-35 people. There are two times at weddings when this works best:
- Immediately after the ceremony; Mark usually starts drawing just as the guests emerge from the wedding ceremony and the first glass of champagne is being poured. From then until the start of the Wedding Breakfast family and close friends are usually fully occupied with greetings and photos and he can help break the ice for other guests who may be less involved.
- Later on in the day he can provide the ideal lead into the evening entertaiment. At this time he usually starts by works standing to help break the ice but then settles into an informal caricature studio he's set up in advance with lights and banners to draw couples.
Mark can draw standing or sitting, all drawings are signed, dated and include the names of the Bride and Groom.
Working on the spot it takes 5-6 minutes to draw each person and in a booking of 2.5 hours Mark would expect to draw 25-30 people, in 3 hours 30-35 and in 4 hours 40-45. When drawing one person there are always 4 or 5 others watching and being entertained. Mark can work standing or sitting and can bring lights and banners to set up an informal caricature studio if required.
The times Caricature artists work best are as an ice-breaker at the beginning of a function, when Mark works standing and move quickly round the party drawing people individually on A4. Then, later on Mark usually moves to a seated caricature area set up earlier with lights and banners to draw couples and small groups on A3.
Mark often uses a combination of these approaches and brings a stool for working round diners and lights for evening work.
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.