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John Steven Gurney Caricaturist from Brattleboro, VT

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 54 Reviews
  • 88 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 8 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $100 per hour

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"I never knew caricatures were actually supposed to look like the person!" That's the most common response John hears when he's drawing caricatures at an event. John strives to create a flattering likeness, rather than a freakish exaggeration. Typically John draws on paper at an event, but he can also draw digitally on a computer, or at home in his studio from photographs. In three hours, on paper, John can draw 18 caricatures in color, 36 in black and white. The speed of each caricature depends on the the complexity of each drawing, which is dictated by the specific needs of the host. John can create pre-printed backgrounds design to commemorate your event. When John is working digitally the process is slower, (each color caricature takes around 15 minutes), but there is a certain "wow" factor as people watch the caricature come to life on the monitor (people can get their caricatures e-mailed to them later, unless host has a printer). Digital caricatures are best at an event where having something visual to get people's attention is more of a priority than the number produced. John's primary occupation is being a professional illustrator. He has illustrated many popular chapter book series, including The A to Z Mysteries and The Bailey School Kids. John is also the author/illustrator of the picture book Dinosaur Train.


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Review by Laura N.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 20, 2023From Somerville, MA

John's work was so sensational that we hired him for an extra hour on the spot. People loved his work!

Review by James W.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on May 30, 2023From Windham, NH

We hired John for our wedding reception and he was amazing. Friendly and professional, talented and accommodating, everyone at the event loved how their caricatures came out and enjoyed sitting with John. Would highly recommend him.

Review by Corina R.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on August 24, 2008From Lynnfield, MA

John Steven Gurney was GREAT !!! He is an incredible artist. We have had magicians, face painting, dunk tanks, etc..... however, John was the best person/talent we have had yet! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for talent/entertainment for any event! He showed up early, prepared and everyone he drew was very impressed. He's is a great artist and nice overall guy. Thanks for the memories!

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Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

June 1, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Sat4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Derry, NH

Past Events

December 15, 2023 • Corporate Function
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Somerville, MA
December 9, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Rye, NH
May 28, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Windham, NH
June 12, 2021 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hoosick Falls, NY
February 9, 2020 • Private Party
Sun7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Peru, VT
January 18, 2020 • Corporate Function
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Pittsfield, MA
December 13, 2019 • Corporate Function
Fri7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wilmington, DE
September 14, 2019 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hanover, NH
May 26, 2019 • Graduation Party
Sun4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hopkinton, MA
May 24, 2019 • Wedding
Fri6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Woodstock, VT
May 12, 2019 • Private Party
Sun2:00 PM - 6:00 PM New Milford, CT
December 4, 2018 • Corporate Function
Tue1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Schenectady, NY

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