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Caricatures by Joel

Caricaturist from Charlotte, NC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $150 per hour
Award-winning caricature artist Joel Kweskin has captured the likeness and personalities of folks from all walks of life.

From family and friends to business colleagues and industry moguls. From sports heroes and political leaders to Hollywood stars and historical icons. From magazine editorial illustration to roadside billboard display. From live gatherings at events to commissioned caricatures from photos.

From black & white, quick-sketch heads to full-body, engaged-in-activity, full-color tableaus…Joel is your go-to caricature artist. For any and all occasions.

A custom caricature from Joel may be found in the offices and homes of such notables as actor-comedian Kevin Pollack; entertainer Barry Manilow; former NFL head coach Dom Capers; advertising executive ("AFLAC Duck" commercials) Linda Kaplan Thaler; retired Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers; Charlotte property developer Johnny Harris; Charlotte media personalities Moira Quinn, Al Conklin, Don Russell, James K. Flynn; and the late McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc. George Clooney is another subject and recipient, since Joel appeared as an extra in Clooney's Charlotte-shot football flick, "Leatherheads."

Of well over 100 corporate clients, notable names include AAA; Amway; Belk Stores; Carolina Panthers; Charlotte Motor Speedway; Charlotte Knights; Chiquita Banana; Continental Tire; Hampton Inn & Suites; Ingersoll-Rand; Johnson & Wales Univerisity; McDonald's; NASCAR Hall of Fame; Piedmont Natural Gas; River Run Country Club; Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Snyder-Lance; T-Mobile; Trump National Golf Course; WebMD.

Joel was recently named Contributing Artist for The Palm restaurant (Charlotte location), drawing celebrities, sports figures, business leaders and other restaurant patrons directly onto the hallowed walls of this famous dining establishment.

This Charlotte, NC-based caricature artist is an alumnus of the nationally acclaimed High School of Music and Art in New York City; he studied later in the City at the internationally renowned Art Students League.

Please note, if there are any liability concerns regarding an event or the stated policy of the venue, Joel carries Business Liability Insurance.
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Responds quickly to client requests

Birthday Party (Kids)

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Joel was accommodating, curtious and he is EXTREMELY talented!! The kids and parents LOVED his work. He worked so quickly but each child felt super special!! Thanks so much Joel!!!

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Anniversary Party

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Joel's work was amazing! He came about 25 minutes early to set up. He brought his own table and 2 chairs. The only thing I didn't really like was that he wasn't really a people person. He seemed to get frustrated if someone didn't sit perfectly still. He didnt try to converse with the people he was working on so it was a bit awkward. I probably would want to hire someone who is a little better with people even if there drawing isn't as good as Joel's just to make the overall experience better. I paid top dollar thinking I'd get that A+ service. Either way he did his job and gave us some really good art!

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Caricatures by Joel’s Response:

Funny, I am far more often told how good-natured, and good-humored, I am with guests. I take great pride in my ability to effect a strong likeness to the person I'm drawing. So if one is always shifting about, turning to talk with another, etc., there's a good chance I lose the focus needed to do the job I've been hired to do, to the ultimate satisfaction of my client. At this event, though, I had rapport with virtually everyone. Two sweet, charming little girls were "rewarded" with a pencil that I gave each one. Most guests happily took my card. (Further endorsements here: http://caricaturesbyjoel.com/testimonials/). Still, thanks again for the opportunity! :-)

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2015
Oct
31
Wedding - Ritchie Hill
Concord, NC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Oct
24
Wedding -Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Rock Hill, SC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Oct
10
Birthday Party (Kids)
Charlotte, NC
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Oct
8
Burns Cadillac
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Oct
4
Holiday Inn-University Bridal Show
Charlotte, NC
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Sep
26
Continental Tire
Fort Mill, SC
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
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Please note Caricatures by Joel will also travel to Pineville, Matthews, Fort Mill, Indian Trail, Waxhaw, Monroe, Paw Creek, Rock Hill, Catawba, Bowling Green, Belmont, Gastonia, Cramerton, Harrisburg, Midland, Mc Adenville, Clover, Edgemoor, High Shoals, Lowell, Mount Holly, Newell, Wingate, Cornelius, Lancaster, Stanfield, Huntersville, Lincolnton, Marshville, Mount Mourne.
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