JT Art & Design

Caricaturist from Naugatuck, CT - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$125 - $175 per hour
"You made me look better than I do" has been a phrase Judy has been told more than once. She has always loved to draw people in particular and has a keen eye for distinct features enabling her to capture a true resemblance to her subjects, in a fun manner with slight, if any exaggeration, decidedly different from over-exaggeration that may be very grossly unflattering or nonsensical!

An educated graphic designer has a BFA in Graphic Communications, Judy worked in that career doing some "side" portraits and caricatures, mostly for friends and family, for over 20 years and now is a professional award-winning caricaturist, having drawn them regularly since 2003. She draws full body posed in hobby/theme or head shots, in color or black and white, for all kinds of events, from small private family gatherings to large corporate functions including some vendor sales events. A social person, she engages her customers whenever possible to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere!

In 2009, she was recommended by an agent and solely featured on a half hour CT cable access show spotlighting caricature art, where she discussed and demonstrated her art. This was a great experience, rivaling the portrait cookie decorating contest she was selected to complete in with a handful of other portrait artists, for Food Network's "Ham on the Street" taped in Norwalk, in the early 2000s, in which she was a winner!

Please note, minimum booking time-frames (2 hours) apply and increase with distance from home base, or at her discretion, price will be adjusted upward and travels fees applied to compensate for a reduced time-frame. Despite her policies, she tries to be flexible and will modify bids or time-frames depending on the circumstances. Check out her specials and package options, especially for larger events. She hopes to draw you and your guests soon!

Last but not least, if you are interested in add-ons, or special gifts, she also creates gift caricatures for framing or to be featured on products that can be great keepsakes or favors. Her sign-in boards, frame-able gift caricatures (and related favors and products) and special drawing papers can be a great addition to her gig work at an event. Be sure to ask about these services/products handled offline.

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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Provided services at a GigMasters-hosted event
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!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Judy is a highly talented caricaturist who added a most special and memorable touch to my 11-year-old daughter's party. She arrived promptly and began drawing head shots immediately. Judy has such a sweet personality and was very friendly to all of my guests. I believe she captured the likenesses of faces better than any caricaturist I've ever seen. My younger guests were enthralled by her work and ecstatic to be able to take their pictures home. Judy was a memorable highlight of the party. I am so happy that she was available to perform at my event and I would be extremely eager to hire her again!

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Sweet 16 Party

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Judy was awesome with all of the kids at my daughter's 16th birthday party! She took the time to get to know the kids while she was drawing and they thought she was super! Her caricatures were spot on and all the kids were so excited to share theirs with each other. Thanks, Judy, for making my daughter's 16th birthday so special!

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Christening

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Judy did a fantastic job at my son's christening! She did caricatures of the children and kept them entertained through most of the reception. I would definitely recommend her and will keep her in mind for another event! Thank you Judy!!

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4 hour or more booking 5% discount!
Starting at $436
  • Book 4 hours or more of caricature entertainment and receive a 5% discount
  • * offer must be selected upon bid request, and will be reflected in quote
5 hour party package w custom papers!
Starting at $560
  • Offer includes design and production for papers.
3 hr+ package includes gift caricature
Starting at $400
  • Book 3 hours or more of live caricature entertainment, receive gift!
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First Communions
Luau Parties
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Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
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Graduation Parties
Please note JT Art & Design will also travel to Beacon Falls, Prospect, Waterbury, Middlebury, Winchester Center, Bethany, Oxford, Cheshire, Cornwall, Oakville, Seymour, Watertown, Wolcott, Hamden, Plantsville, Southbury, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Ansonia, Derby.
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