Leon the Artist

Caricaturist from Pigeon Forge, TN - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$500 - $5000 per event
I'm Leon the Artist and I don't just do any caricatures I specialize in airbrush caricatures for events and parties. If caricatures were cars airbrush caricatures would be the Bugatti or Lamborghini. Airbrush really makes a caricature stand out and come to life, and truly a work of art. It's amazing to watch and fun to receive. Best of all it's fast and creates a high quality caricature worthy to hang.

If you're looking for a way to attract customers to your booth at a tradeshow, add to the excitement of your birthday party, or give the ultimate wedding favor then look no further.

I have been drawing caricatures full time since 2005. In my first 4 years of being a caricaturist I had drawn over 12,000 caricatures. Caricatures have taken me even to Canada on board a cruise ship. No my hand doesn't hurt because at the end of the day I get to do something I love and know that I've made someone's day with one of my caricatures.
I create caricatures you can't wait to hang. Most people have seen caricatures at an amusement park and they are 90% of the time really horrible. The reason being that the artist is given this crash course formula of a generic caricature and thrown into a hot seat before a live audience which most of them have never shared their drawings with anyone or feel very confident in something they just learned in a day.

I learned the ropes on my own time and from my own experience. Caricatures can only be learned by doing and I gained my experience from lots of birthday parties, company picnics, colleges, and wedding receptions. I listened and observed what people hated and what made them laugh. The key to drawing caricatures great is to bring out lots of personality and use the features as a way to tell their story, not simply exaggerate.

My caricatures take about 1-5 minutes per person black and white, and 5-10 minutes for an airbrush caricature. Airbrush paint dries as soon as it hits the paper so there is no waiting for paint to dry. Both black and white and color caricatures are 9x12" in size. Caricatures come with a protective sleeve so guests can get them home without any worries.

If you have a lot of guests 50-150 and you want everyone to receive one for free, I can draw black and white caricatures which take 2 minutes per person.

What's different about my business is pricing. I offer two types of pricing a flat fee where guests receive the caricature for free. For airbrush caricatures , there is a setup fee and a price per caricature paid by each guest.

To book me for your event there is a one page form to fill out and sign by both artist and client, as well as a deposit.

Booking is on a first come first serve basis. Responding to the quote is crucial. Chances are you are not the only one planning something on the same day, so get back with me asap.









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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Leon was very professional and did an outstanding job. We will contact him in the future for other events.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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OMG, Leon was so great! He handled a big party very well! All my guests were pleased with their art! Leon personalized each drawing quickly. He communicated with me from the time I placed my ad til the time he left the event. I will definitely be using his services again!

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Wedding Reception

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He's extremely talented and accommodating. I highly recommend him!

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2015
Feb
7
Fundraiser
High Point, NC
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2013
Oct
16
Corporate Function
Nashville, TN
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Sep
28
Wedding Reception
Charlotte, NC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
May
19
Casino Event
Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
May
18
Corporate Function
Columbia, SC
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2011
Jul
4
July 4th Party
Lake Toxaway, NC
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
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Meetings
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note Leon the Artist will also travel to Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Seymour, Kodak, Walland, Knoxville, Townsend, Dandridge, Cosby, Strawberry Plains, New Market, Maryville, Cherokee, Jefferson City, Mascot, Newport, Rockford, Hartford, Alcoa, White Pine, Bryson City, Blaine, Whittier, Almond, Corryton, Fontana Dam, Louisville, Luttrell, Talbott, Tallassee.
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