Paul Baker - Caricatures
Paul has been working as a London based full time caricaturist and cartoon illustrator for more than 20 years.
Influenced by Mort Drucker and Jack Davis from MAD magazine, Paul started drawing cartoons and caricatures from a very young age. At university he studied Film and TV work where his interest in caricature led him to train at the Spitting Image workshop designing and modeling clay heads to be made into the famous latex puppets. In 1995, after the show finished, he went freelance and has been in high demand ever since, with his work appearing in The Guardian, Punch and The New Statesman.
As one of the country’s top live caricaturists, he produces quick and hilarious caricatures of guests at various corporate events, wedding receptions, exhibitions, conferences, promotions, dinners and parties.
Claire• June 30, 2018
I cannot recommend Paul enough. I booked Paul for a Wedding at short notice and luckily Paul was available and we couldn’t of asked more from him on the day. His pictures are absolutely incredible, but more than this Paul was great interacting with the guests and made everyone at ease when having their picture drawn. He arrived early, looking presentable, and was ready to go as soon as the service was over. He was high in demand as everyone loves the photos he was drawing. Without asking Paul stayed longer than he was booked to ensure that everybody who wanted a drawing had one to go home with. Paul made the day that extra special and we will be framing our picture, as I’m sure many other guests will be. Thank you Paul, we will be using you again.
Amanda• June 24, 2018
Excellent a great artist.
Emily Shaw• April 21, 2018
Paul was such a hit at the wedding and kept busy the whole day. An absolute professional, my husband and I weren’t aware of him, as he just got on with drawing our guests to their delight...a lot of them now have their caricatures as Facebook profiles and people really enjoyed looking through them on the night in the box we had to keep them safe before taking them home. I know our parents had reservations about if a caricaturist would be a success and they have all since said it was one of the real highlights of the day. Perfect entertainment and caused lots of laughter. Paul responded to emails quickly, was friendly, polite and so easy to work with. Thank you for everything.
Sharon Callender• Dec. 22, 2017
Paul was a great addittion to our childrens Christmas party. I would definitely book him again.
Hayley Collins• May 26, 2017
Paul provided an excellent service. My colleagues were exceptionally impressed with the caricatures. We will be using Paul in the future should we require a caricaturist.
Kath Barnes• Oct. 21, 2016
"Excellent night made all the better for Paul's brilliant artworks.
Highly recommended for any fun event."
- How long is the act?My minimum booking time is 1.5 hours. Maximum for conferences, exhibitions, etc. is 8 hours with breaks.
- What is included in the wedding package?The fee will include travel and the pre-printing of the card I'll be drawing on with names, date, message for the guests, etc...
- What other services to you provide?I can also provide studio caricatures from photos for gifts, presentations, invitations, place settings, etc... I also work digitally on the iPad.
- Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?I provide all materials.
- How much time do you need to prepare for an act?Not long - 15 minutes is usually fine.
Get your wedding plans off to a hilarious start when your guests receive their invitations displaying caricatures of the bride and groom. This is always a popular start to the wedding proceedings and acts as a great introduction to the fun and entertaining style of your memorable BIG DAY! Invitation caricatures can be in black and white, colour, or black and white with just an added dash of colour to match the theme of your wedding. Original artwork can be supplied or the designs can emailed direct to your printers. This service is for artwork only and not lettering.
Wedding caricatures - signature board example
CARICATURE SIGNATURE BOARDS
Paul can also produce black and white or colour caricatures of the happy couple, completed especially for you in bold acrylics. These are popularly used as a signature board at weddings where messages of love and future happiness from family and friends can be displayed. Signature board caricatures can be from simple A4 size which could easily fit into an album, or any size up to an eye-catching A1!
Wedding Caricatures - place settings (guy)
Wedding Caricatures - place setting (girl)
CARICATURE PLACE SETTINGS
Why not have the top table caricatured on their place settings – Bride, Groom, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Mums and Dads! The family and friends can then take them home as a wonderful memento of the day! Place setting caricatures can also be in black and white, or colour.
LIVE CARICATURES AT YOUR WEDDING
Paul has for many years been in high demand as a live caricaturist at wedding receptions, providing great entertainment. Having a caricaturist can act as a wonderful focus during the drinks reception, add a special element of fun to the meal or can be a hilarious part of the evening’s revelry.