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JT Art & Design Caricaturist from Naugatuck, CT

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 77 Reviews
  • 148 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 15 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $275 per event

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Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out my profile and considering my live caricature services! After nearly 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 heard 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 5 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 for most informal or smaller gatherings, but 3 hours for formal larger events or weddings) apply…based on $125 per hour 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 Paula A.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 22, 2023From Lenox, MA

JUDY AT JT ART AND DESIGN IS SO TALENTED!!! Judy draw caricatures of all of my staff at our company holiday lunch. She is so gifted and her work is fabulous. We all had the best time as this added fun to our already festival group! Highly recommend ?? Thank you!!

JT Art & Design:

Thank you so much for the review Paula! It was a fun afternoon!

Review by Aniyah C.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 15, 2023From Poughkeepsie, NY

Judy was so nice and open to being with us. We enjoyed her talent, and we hope to collab with her again in the future.

JT Art & Design:

Hi Aniyah, thank you so much for the review! I’m sorry for the area of falling short of a five with ”talent” but I hope for the most part you were pleased with the type of drawings that I did and they met your expectations since the guests seemed very pleased!

Review by Steven B.

WeddingReviewed on November 8, 2023From Fishkill, NY

Judy was incredible. absolutely fantastic. she was busy the entire wedding and was tremendously accommodating in everything that i asked of her such as if she would extend her time by one hour because people loved her drawings so much and the line was still long. i highly recommend her and cannot say enough good things about her!

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Upcoming Events

August 24, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hampden, MA
October 25, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Fri7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Central Valley, NY
November 1, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Fri4:30 PM - 8:30 PM West Hartford, CT

Past Events

February 28, 2024 • Plainville Mentor event
Wed5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Plainville, CT
February 24, 2024 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Terryville, CT
February 18, 2024 • Back to back parties
Sun4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 10, 2024 • ROOT Organization party
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Farmington, CT
February 7, 2024 • CSA banquet at Aqua Turf
Wed4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Plantsville, CT
February 6, 2024 • Amazon through DL
Tue10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Windsor, CT
February 6, 2024 • CSA banquet at Aqua Turf
Tue4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Plantsville, CT
January 20, 2024 • High school ball
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Griswold, CT
January 20, 2024 • 60th birthday party at winery
Sat1:30 PM - 4:30 PM South Glastonbury, CT

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