Book a brilliant caricaturist to entertain your guests

My name is Paul Gurney and I am a portrait caricaturist based in Kent. I have been drawing caricatures at events for over 5 years now entertaining guests with fun drawings. Mostly, I travel all over the South East of England drawing at lots of different venues and events. Some notable clients and venues I have drawn at include Claridge’s in London for a wedding, Blenheim Palace for a corporate dinner and The British Army for parties and balls. Everyone loves what I draw as a caricaturist. When drawing I try to strike a balance between my drawings being a good likeness and having an element of humour. Most importantly though I make sure they are always complimentary. For instance, I make sure the ladies are always glamorous with a 60’s chic look.

You can book me as a caricaturist for your wedding, party or event

Just send me an email or call me to check my availability for your event. Then I will get back to you to let you know if I am available, as soon as I can. As a caricaturist I charge by the hour at £80 per hour for weddings and private parties. For corporate events and corporate parties I charge £100 per hour. I have a minimum booking time/cost of 2 hours for under 1 hours travel distance and a minimum booking cost of 3 hours for up to 2 hours travel time. Of course, I will consider travelling anywhere for a pre-arranged fee. Hopefully, one day, I will be booked to draw in Dubai, fingers crossed.


How I draw as a caricaturist

My drawings are drawn more at the likeness and portrait end of the scale in caricatures. So getting a good likeness of the sitter is a top priority for me, adding the fun element as I draw. A more bushy hair doo maybe, slightly bigger ears or possibly sleepy eyes. It depends who is in front of me. Usually I draw my sitters ‘front-on’ with them facing me and not at a three quarters angle. A three quarters angle lends itself to a more cartoon approach and that is not what I am trying to achieve.

When people sit in front of me I immediately look for the key points that make them who they are. As a caricaturist my aim is to be different. There are a lot of caricaturists in the united kingdom who are already very cartoony – I don’t want to be one them. The style I draw in is my natural style and I hope that reflects in the quality of my drawings.

For more information on my service click here or if you would like to book me please call me on 07876 207100 or send me an email