John Steven Gurney

Caricaturist from Brattleboro, VT - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$100 - $150 per hour
"I never knew caricatures were actually supposed to look like the person!" That's the most common response John hears when he's drawing caricatures at an event. John strives to create a flattering likeness, rather than a freakish exaggeration.
Typically John draws on paper at an event, but he can also draw digitally on a computer, or at home in his studio from photographs.
In three hours, on paper, John can draw 18 caricatures in color, 36 in black and white. The speed of each caricature depends on the the complexity of each drawing, which is dictated by the specific needs of the host. John can create pre-printed backgrounds design to commemorate your event.
When John is working digitally the process is slower, (each color caricature takes around 15 minutes), but there is a certain "wow" factor as people watch the caricature come to life on the monitor (people can get their caricatures e-mailed to them later, unless host has a printer). Digital caricatures are best at an event where having something visual to get people's attention is more of a priority than the number produced.
John's primary occupation is being a professional illustrator. He has illustrated many popular chapter book series, including The A to Z Mysteries and The Bailey School Kids. John is also the author/illustrator of the picture book Dinosaur Train.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Birthday Party (Kids)

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John Steven Gurney was GREAT !!! He is an incredible artist. We have had magicians, face painting, dunk tanks, etc..... however, John was the best person/talent we have had yet! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for talent/entertainment for any event! He showed up early, prepared and everyone he drew was very impressed. He's is a great artist and nice overall guy. Thanks for the memories!

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Bat Mitzvah

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He did a great job! I would definitely recommend him. He was very professional and friendly.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John was extremely professional and talented. Everyone who attended my mom's surprise birthday was very impressed with his charicatures. This definitely was a big highlight to the party. I was 100% satisfied with John's work and I would highly recommend him. I look forward to booking him again in the future!

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2016
May
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Sandown, NH
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Aug
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Worcester, MA
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Jun
20
Birthday Party (Kids)
Newton, MA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2014
Dec
18
Christmas Party
Albany, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Dec
5
Corporate Function
Amherst, NH
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Dec
4
Corporate Function
Boston, MA
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Sep
19
Corporate Function
Toronto, ON
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Please note John Steven Gurney will also travel to West Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Williamsville, Spofford, Newfane, Westmoreland, Ashuelot, Vernon, Putney, East Dover, West Halifax, Winchester, Bernardston, Townshend, West Swanzey, Jacksonville, Keene, Northfield, East Swanzey, Walpole, West Dover, Wilmington, Colrain, Wardsboro, Whitingham, Saxtons River, Westminster, Bellows Falls, Cambridgeport.
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