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Greg Steele

Caricaturist from Naperville, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$75 - $125 per hour
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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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Greg did a great job! And the guests loved the drawings!

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Bridal Shower

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Greg did a fantastic job at my daughters couple bridal shower. He was very agreeable and talented. Several guests asked for his contact info for future parties.

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Wedding Reception

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Greg did our wedding reception in May of 2016. He was an absolute delight to work with!! All of my guests raved about him!! Each drawing took about 5 minutes so each guest had plenty of opportunities to have their picture drawn. He even made a special board that had me, my husband, and our whole wedding party drawn together. He colored it and made a beautiful boarder too!! It will be such a great keepsake for years to come!!! Greg was an amazing addition to our special day and I would choose to work with him again in the future!!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Sep
10
Wedding
Lemont, IL
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Sep
17
Wedding Reception
Elk Grove Village, IL
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Birthday Party (Kids)
Saint Charles, IL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jun
3
Wedding Reception
Ottawa, IL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Jul
29
Wedding
Joliet, IL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Aug
23
Corporate Function
Bolingbrook, IL
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2016
Aug
20
Picnic
Downers Grove, IL
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Aug
7
Baby Shower
Worth, IL
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jul
16
Birthday Party (Kids)
Naperville, IL
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Jul
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Beecher, IL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Jun
4
Bridal Shower
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
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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