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JT Art & Design

Caricaturist from Naugatuck, CT Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 60 Reviews
  • 117 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 13 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out my profile and considering my live caricature services! After 20 years in the graphic design field full-time, I occasionally did some "side" portraits and caricatures, mostly for friends and family. But due to employment changes, I am now a professional “full-time” 5-star caricaturist, having drawn them regularly at hundreds of events since 2003. "You made me look better than I do" has been a phrase I have been told more than once, and then there are the teens describing my drawings as “accurate” with amazement....like they are shocked a caricature can actually LOOK LIKE the person! I have always loved to draw people in particular with a keen eye for distinct features enabling me to capture a true resemblance to my subjects, in a fun manner with often flattering results, decidedly different from a "cookie cutter”, indistinct or grossly distorted, over-exaggeration style that is out there! Humorous or fun doesn't have to be hideous, right? A social person, I engage my customers whenever possible to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere! I am very energized entertaining an enthusiastic group, and you will have a great experience and a great take-home "favor" to keep for years, not just a day or a week, or to be tossed in a drawer, like other breakable, wash away or mini sized favors I won't mention names of here ;-) In terms of my speed, I can realistically draw black-and-white simple line headshots in as little as 4 to 4 minutes per BW individual person… that is with retaining a true resemblance and not looking "Charlie Brown-like" (no offense to Charlie)! Full body or color (hobby/action poses) are a little bit longer than that. Minimum booking time-frames (discretionary 2 hours) apply…based on $120 per hour ( unable to select for rate shown) plus a sliding scale travel stipend. If booking me alone, ask about my 3 hour or more package options, especially for larger events, which include 10% off total regular price of gig plus caricature commission, or custom caricature sign-in board, the most common options or 5% off total regular price of gig plus commemorative drawing paper with caption and border. Also, as of 2016, I carry liability insurance for those of you who may require it, or appreciate the security, as some others I know do not. A couple more tidbits....I had a few interesting “face” related experiences to share. In 2009, I was recommended by an agent and solely featured on a half hour CT cable access show spotlighting caricature art, where I discussed and demonstrated my art (see the video link here). This was a great experience, rivaling the portrait cookie decorating contest I 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 I was a winner (certainly not due to my frosting)! I also drew a local celebrity Teresa Dufour (host of News Channel 8 CT Style) live at a fundraising event and she shared the caricature on the show! Anyhow, I hope to draw you and your guests very soon!

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Review by Thilu T.

CelebrationReviewed on December 24, 2021From Toronto, ON

The drawings were perfect. They looked exactly like us. Judy was very friendly and professional. Will definitely recommend to others. Great idea and so much fun.

Review by Michelle L.

WeddingReviewed on September 29, 2019From Prospect, CT

Judy was such a fun addition to our wedding cocktail hour and reception. Every time I Looked over to her station there was ALWAYS a line of folks eagerly waiting to get their caricature done. I loved it when my friends and family came to show me their pictures, they were all so fun, flattering, and well done! I had many guests tell me that they intend to frame their caricature to hang up at home. On top of being pleasant and easy to coordinate with, Judy was truly talented. The drawings she did for our guests were truly resemblant of her subjects and turned out amazing. I really feel as though Judy was one of the best hires for our wedding day. Thank you, Judy!

Review by Laura R.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 19, 2014From Stratford, CT

Judy is a highly talented caricaturist who added a most special and memorable touch to my 11-year-old daughter's party. She arrived promptly and began drawing head shots immediately. Judy has such a sweet personality and was very friendly to all of my guests. I believe she captured the likenesses of faces better than any caricaturist I've ever seen. My younger guests were enthralled by her work and ecstatic to be able to take their pictures home. Judy was a memorable highlight of the party. I am so happy that she was available to perform at my event and I would be extremely eager to hire her again!

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Upcoming Events

July 9, 2022 • Bat Mitzvah
Sat7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Simsbury, CT
July 16, 2022 • HS Reunion at Hops 44
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mansfield, CT
July 23, 2022 • Wedding
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Waterford, CT
July 29, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Fri8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hopewell Junction, NY
July 30, 2022 • Family reunion/ private residence
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Warren, CT
July 30, 2022 • Family reunion/ private residence
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Warren, CT
August 5, 2022 • Henna party
Fri4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Stamford, CT
August 6, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Farmington, CT
September 3, 2022 • Wedding at Lighthouse Park
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM New Haven, CT
September 4, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 9:00 PM West Hartford, CT
September 17, 2022 • Wedding
Sat8:00 PM - 10:30 PM East Windsor, CT
September 24, 2022 • College Alumni day
Sat1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Danbury, CT

Past Events

July 1, 2022 • Wedding
Fri6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Terryville, CT
June 25, 2022 • Wedding at Gunn School
Sat5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Washington, CT

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