Greg Steele

Caricaturist from Naperville, IL - Will travel up to 70 miles
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Hi! Let me tell you a little about my experience. I was trained by John Johns at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1980. After learning the initial performance details, I set out with my brother, to practice in a local watering hole. We would do all of the patrons for free just to get the feel of the medium. My first break came at Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh. We were only allowed to charge two dollars a face, 40% to go to the festival. The first year I was featured on TV as I had inadvertently done a TV personality earlier in the day. They came back with a crew and filmed me. I became the "Cat in the Hat" (I wore a top hat at the time) and was featured in commercials for the festival thereafter. The exposure brought me gigs with corporations and schools. I quit my job at McDonald's and went to school full time funded by my caricature work. I continued working for corporations, such as Westinghouse, doing retirement caricatures in pen and ink with watercolor and working at festivals and schools. Currently, I work at High School Senior lockup parties in my local area and wedding caricatures. Hope this helps.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Holiday Party

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Arrived on time and got right to work! We had about 40 people and he was able to draw every couple an some twice! He was great with everyone. We would have him back in the future for sure. Thanks Greg.

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Greg was great! Was able to incorporate everything I wanted for the proposal. My girlfriend, now fiance, was very surprised and Greg helped sell the whole thing! We will defiantly cherish his drawing for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much Greg!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Greg was amazing, super talented and charismatic. We had him for 2 hours at our twin girls first birthday party and all the guests got a kick out of him and he brought such character to the drawings! He was reasonably priced and was able to work in a tight space since the party was packed! everyone who wanted a drawing was able to get one, I would recommend him for parties! He was on time, professional and fun!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Dec
15
Club Event
Park Ridge, IL
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Holiday Party
Elgin, IL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Dec
8
Corporate Function
Geneva, IL
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Nov
24
Event
Darien, IL
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Nov
19
Birthday Party (Kids)
Wheeling, IL
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
28
Halloween Party
Evergreen Park, IL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Oct
28
Birthday Party (Kids)
Lombard, IL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Greg Steele will also travel to Oak Brook, Aurora, Eola, Fox Valley, Warrenville, Bolingbrook, Lisle, Downers Grove, North Aurora, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Montgomery, Mooseheart, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Oswego, Romeoville, Darien.
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