Services From Chris taylor Caricatures
I have over 10 years experience of drawing humorous caricatures at corporate events, birthday parties and weddings. I can work in a 'mix and mingle' way and also sitting with individuals in a quieter space, if they prefer. Average 15 guests can be drawn per hour. Bookings can be made for a minimum of 1-2 hours, till as long as needed ( the average bookings are for 2-3 hrs). I like to connect with my subjects and make them feel at ease. I am never cruel with my depictions of people, just accentuate certain features to bring out the unique person they are always appreciated and great entertainment value for both the individual and their fellow guests, friends and family.
I have a range of different wedding caricature packages to suit your needs. Enquire for more info.
john strak• June 24, 2023
Chris was brilliant. Patiently waited for us all to appear in front of him and he produced portraits one after the other. There were 27 of us and he was with us for about 3 hours. Not sure if were slow or he was just a perfectionist. We got what we wanted - a fun memento for everyone there. I highly recommend him.
Caroline Thompson• Nov. 26, 2022
Great service and entertainment. The caricatures were fabulous, can highly recommend. Thank you again. The Thompsons
Cheyenne Spears• Nov. 19, 2022
Great service, stayed longer than expected, super flexible!
Torquil Buist• Nov. 5, 2022
We had Chris for our wedding for 120 guests at Ripley Castle last weekend. He was brilliant and everyone loved it - in fact the queue was 1/2 hour long because it was so popular! Thank you Chris for doing ours - you are a star! Brilliant!
Alana Rae• Oct. 30, 2022
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Would definitely recommend Chris, such a lovely guy and his work is just amazing.
We hired him for our wedding and all our guests thought he was great. We should have hired him for longer!
Jayd Linney• Sept. 24, 2022
Absolutely fantastic entertainment for our guests during our drinks reception. Everyone loved their drawings and a lot of laughs were had! Thank you so much!
How long is the act?
I usually work a minimum of 2 hours, though can work up to half day or longer if required (with breaks!)
What is included in the wedding package?
I offer 3 wedding packages. 1. Drawing guests for duration of booking time. 2. Drawing guests and Top table group caricature in situ. 3. Drawing guests and bringing to the reception., a pre-drawn (in colour) caricature of the wedding couple, which has a mount surrounding it which guests can sign as it is displayed on an easel in reception area- a unique memento of the day.
What other services to you provide?
A pre-drawn caricature of Bride&Groom prior to the wedding day; this can be done by photos or digital images via email. The caricature on A3 size paper can also be mounted and guest sign the mount with comments -adding extra memento of the big day. This provision is available at 40% discount on normal charge, if the artist is commissioned to perform for a caricature wedding session. The pre- drawn or painted caricature can also be digitally reproduced and applied for a great image to use on invite or Thank you cards.
Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
I bring all necessary materials with me. I am quite flexible about where I work, and can usually adapt to the surroundings and lighting. I can offer a more personal seated set-up with an easel, with folks who may prefer this; this can be a good alternative set up for drawing couples or a group of people. Otherwise I can work walking around drawing and mingling with guests.
How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
approx 15 mins if setting up an easel area. 10-15 min on average.
* Caricature session at weddings for drinks reception and /or during sit down dinner, also for evening reception guests.
* Pre-wedding or pre-event caricature from photos, which can be displayed on an easel at the event ( guests can sign the surrounding mount card).A lovely keepsake
* Commissions taken for individual or group caricature: friends, relatives, partner, colleagues etc. Head& shoulders or full figure and more detail.