"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.