Ferg Gadzala is the real deal, an authentic street artist working for over 30 years in Place Jacques Cartier in Old Montreal. Besides that he's an award-winning caricaturist, awarded 2nd place donors in St-Petersburg, Florida in the Party Styles category by ISCA (the International Society of Caricature Artists) in a competition between artists from around the world. And, he has won Canadian national awards for his political cartoons in The Westmount Examiner newspaper during 22 years, while his work has appeared in films such as Claude Fournier's Mills of Power and in the film The Moderns, by Alan Rudolph, considered a cult classic.
For more than 30 years he has been entertaining with caricatures, for private events, corporate functions, weddings, parties, trade shows, conventions, any event that can be enlivened with laughter and humour. His naturally engaging manner, ease of approach and flamboyant yet flattering drawing style lighten any function.
Speed of execution and accurate resemblance without undue exaggeration are his hallmarks, and he draws 12 black and white caricature heads per hour, which your guests receive in a transparent, plastic sleeve for safe transport home.
Besides Traditional Caricatures on paper, at $125 per hour, Ferg now offers Digital Caricatures drawn on an iPad Pro and projected in real time to a vertical monitor then instantly printed in a 4" x 6" glossy colour photo and put into a plastic sleeve for your client. This is very popular at trade shows, conventions and large events permitting interaction with the caricature entertainment even when far away. Plus, it's innovative and contemporary. Rates for digital caricatures are $200 per hour. The speed is between 7-8 caricatures per hour.
For an additional fee, the event name and date, even logo, can be printed at the bottom of each image. After the event your friends or clients can download their files from the internet, for sharing on social media, blogs, email, anywhere they so wish. It's a fine way to broadcast your event beyond the event itself and, for trade shows, having a caricaturists is a fine way to slow down the passing traffic and approach people individually while they watch.
Ferg has performed his caricature art for a long list of clients over the years, including:
TD Canada Trust, Nissan, Lexus,Air Canada, Grand Prix du Canada - Formula 1 Race, Xerox, Softimage, Cirque du Soleil, Place Ville Marie, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Canadian Air Cargo, Toyota, IBM, Bombardier, Banque Nationale du Canada, Canada Post, International Monetary Fund, Bristol Myers Squibb, British American Banknote, Greater Fort Lauderdale Tourist Board, GlaxoSmithKline, Trust Royal, Paico, Swann Investors Group, Fédération Québécoise de Tennis, Pfizer, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and US West Dex
Whether you choose traditional or digital caricatures, your friends, colleagues or clients will leave with a unique gift from you event they will cherish forever.