Dan Almariei

Caricaturist from Gulfport, FL - Will travel up to 550 miles
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$125 - $300 per hour
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About
Why Dan [al-mahr-yay]?

He's [pruh-fesh-uh-nl]
22+ years of Caricature, Illustration and Sculpture. A few additional years of silliness. He'll get the job done and make you laugh.

He's [ek-uh-nom-i-kuhl]
Within minutes, he can produce a high-quality, shaded caricature. Not just a sketch, but a portrait-quality original. That means you get more for your money. You do the math.

He's [tal-uhn-tid]
His award-winning black and white shaded technique* will amaze you. It's not just a cartoon, it's a piece of art.

He's good with [feys-ez].
If you got one, he can draw it. The likeness is undeniable. Just ask the ISCA**. Or his mother.

He's [in-ter-nash-uh-nlee] recognized.
He spent his last 20 years in Europe where he was invited to over 20 international festivals, he's been published in 5 countries and won a bunch of awards in Italy, France, Ireland, Spain and Romania.
He also won a few awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, but you know, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas***. And some others in St.Pete, Florida. (And we are talking only about the last few years, since he moved in USA).

You'll love him! [seer-ee-uh s-lee].



[rek-uh g-nish-uh n]

* First place Outstanding Black and White technique - ISCA 2010.
Second place Outstanding Black and White technique - ISCA 2011.


** First place Best Likeness -ISCA 2010.
Second place Best Likeness -ISCA 2011.

And also 3th place Caricature of the Year -ISCA 2011,
4th place Caricature of the Year -ISCA 2013,
7th place Caricaturist of the Year - ISCA 2010

*** Normally. But...Featured in August 2011 issue of Wired Magazine.

ISCA= International Society of Caricature Artists.



Clients:

Sephora, State Farm, Royal Caribbean, Verizon FIOS, Pether Thomas Roth, The Palm, Sykes, SMART Technologies, MoMA, Giants, Saks Fift Avenue, Procter&Gamble, Natori, are few of my corporate clients.
I also draw/paint for private parties, Birthdays, Bar/Batmitzvah, Weddings, Corporate Events and TradeShows.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
Volunteers services for charity events
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
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!

Cocktail Party

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FANTASTIC! We could not have asked for a better caricaturist. Dan is absolutely fabulous! He had our entire party captivated and laughing at how fun yet realistic the caricatures were! The party went two hours overtime and Dan so graciously--and happily--stayed until each person who wanted one had their caricature. (We of course will compensate him for his additional time.) Dan was wonderful. He is so professional, trustworthy, kind, and so talented. We look forward to booking him again. You really couldn't ask for a better caricaturist. He is an artist!

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Wedding

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We booked Dan for a wedding, and OMG, amazing!!! I had friends and family come up to me raving about how awesome it was to have their pictures drawn. His work was artistic and captured everyone's features. Dan also prepared a custom work of art of us (the Bride and Groom) and brought it to the wedding to display, and I couldn't believe how much it looked like us. We only gave him photos to work with since the wedding day was the FIRST day we met Dan! We were in awe. I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone and for any event. You won't regret it. Thanks Dan, for everything!!!! Jenny & Ken

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Sweet 16 Party

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Dan, well he is just simply amazing!! On January 12, 2013, we had a Sweet 16 party at the Coral House. Dan arrived promptly at our party, and set up a very small table in the room provided by the caterer and the party began. When he finished his first drawing, I knew I hired the right person. His talent is extraordinary. Everyone in the room asked me where I found him because they never seen drawings as wonderful as his. My guests truly loved him. To describe Dan he is very witty, funny, charming and professional all rolled into one package oh and did I mention talented!! The very best at that! Loved this guy, and highly recommend him!

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Private Party

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Hi my name is Danielle Musser, I had booked Dan Almariei as a caricaturist, for my daughter's Communion Party. There is not enough words to describe Dan!!! To start off by saying he is AMAZING!!! He was professinal and extremely talented. We booked him for 3hrs. but we had to ask him to stay!!! He was soooo funny, extremely patient with the kids, and made them laugh, as well as us adults!!! This man was so amazing, that there was a line to have their picture drawn!!! I would use Dan over and over again!!! What amazing talent!! If anyone books Dan, you will not be let down, he is the best!!! And again I want to give Dan a big THANKYOU!!! You are truly one of a kind!!

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Corporate Function

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This is the third time we have used Dan for a large event. He is fantastic! We will never book another artist (unless Dan needs assistance- in which case we ask for his imput). He is kind, professional and very talented!

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Dan is an amazing artist... It would be a mistake for anyone to hire anyone else but him... extremely talented and extremely accomodating...Thank you Dan.. I will be booking you again in the future and recommending you to everyone I know

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Dan was AMAZING! He is super friendly, very professional and incredibly talented. All of my guests were very impressed with his drawings and it was an excellent addition to my husband's birthday party. I would use him again and highly recommend him for an any childrens/adult event.

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Event

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Hired Dan for a major Sephora event, Fashion's Night Out in NYC, and he was amazing! Amazing, beautiful, high-end portraits! Dan is super talented, friendly and extremely accommodating. We had a line out the door for sketches. We will definitely hire Dan again and would recommend him to anyone!

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Bat Mitzvah

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Dan could not have been more accommodating. He changed his schedule at the last minute in response to our request, and stayed later than scheduled so that extra guests could go home with a caricature. Highest marks.

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Family Reunion

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I thought Dan was fantastic. His drawings are amazing and a number of people at the party have already posted their pictures on facebook! His illustrations are some of the best caricatures I've ever seen and he's really fast. He seemed to be the big draw at the party, even though we had a lot of other stuff going on. No one wanted to leave without one of his pictures. (including me!) I would totally hire Dan again and can't say enough good things about him.

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2019
Apr
5
Corporate Function
Tampa, FL
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Dec
15
Christmas Party
Savannah, GA
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2018
Apr
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Bradenton, FL
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
16
Corporate Function
Savannah, GA
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2017
Sep
30
Corporate Function
Lakeland, FL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Feb
12
Wedding
Fort Myers, FL
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Jan
21
Birthday Party
Naples, FL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Dec
31
Wedding Reception
Tampa, FL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Dec
25
Christmas Party
Gulfport, FL
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
2016
Dec
22
Private Party
Gulfport, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Dec
17
Christmas Party
Savannah, GA
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Dec
16
Wedding - Tradewinds Hotel
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Please note Dan Almariei will also travel to Saint Petersburg, Bay Pines, Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater, Seminole, Tampa, Indian Rocks Beach, Sun City, Belleair Beach, Anna Maria, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Palmetto, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton, Safety Harbor, Terra Ceia, Ellenton, Cortez, Dunedin, Holmes Beach, Parrish, Gibsonton, Oldsmar, Sun City Center, Oneco, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Wimauma.
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