James Cottell

Exeter, Devon
Verified bookings: 11
Reviews: 4
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Price from: £125

With 10 years of experience as a freelance illustrator I am regularly commissioned to draw caricatures at events including a wedding at the V & A and Southampton Football Stadium as well as numerous corporate and social events. My traditionally drawn caricatures are combined with my humorous nature, I love to engage with the guests and make sure they have a great time!

4 Reviews
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Laura lindsey-clark

Dec. 7, 2019

Very professional, very friendly. Enjoyed by all my guests, especially the children. The pictures were excellent. He arrived in good time and was very reasonably priced.

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Gemma Dixon

July 13, 2019

James recently drew caricatures at our wedding. He arrived on time and got stuck in straight away. The guests loved the idea of having this at a wedding and it a great fun idea for your guests to have something to take away from the wedding.

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Jayne Bevans

Feb. 2, 2019

James was a lovely gentleman. Very polite and professional and made everyone feel at ease. Thank you James .

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Jasmine Gayle

May 5, 2018

"James was lovely, he arrived well before time and left later than booked. He was professional and friendly. All guests loved his drawings, and it was a nice memory keep sake.

I would highly recommend James, and several guest asked about him for future events they may hold, that says it all

Thank you James"



  • How long is the act?

    My usual booking time is between 2-3 hours but I am happy to be booked for longer times as required.

  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

    I bring all my own materials to your event but would request a well lit space and an area for the subject to sit if possible. This always gets the best results!

  • How do you produce your work?

    I produce hand-drawn original caricature artworks for everyone that wants one at your event. I work in pencils and pens on A4 sized cartridge paper. I always try and get a sense of the people I'm drawing so have a good chat to get their personalities across in the artwork.

Set List/Services

Traditional Caricatures/ Portraits