Many thanks again for Sunday night it was most enjoyable and all the team enjoyed your pictures. I will be more than happy to pass your details on to any prospective wedding couples and any other suitable event enquiries that come in.
-Becky Haines (Cumberwell Park Hotel & Golf Club, Bradford On Avon)
It was such a pleasure to have you at our wedding, we cannot thank you enough for all the amazing pictures you drew for us. It made such a difference to the whole experience and contributed to making it a wonderful day.
We will whole heartedly recommend you to our family and friends. Thank you very much!
-Tian and Hui Yeah
Many thanks for your performance at our 50th anniversary party. Due to your skill and professionalism, it was considered by all (from 4 years old to 90 years old) to be a major success. Thank you again and best of luck for the future.
- Eric and Dulcie Ray
Just wanted to say thank you for making our Christmas party such a fun and entertaining evening!
-Annette Fuller (Vodafone)
Both myself and Carla would like to thank you for attending our wedding reception on 6th August at The Red House in Yeovil. You went down a storm and those who got a caricature drawn by you were extremely pleased. In fact, a lot of facebook profile pictures have now been changed to your caricatures. I would certainly recommend you to friends etc. You were very friendly and had a great sense of humour which was appreciated. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the near future! Kindest Regards,
Firstly can I say a massive thank you for Sunday, you were truly fantastic!
All my guests commented on you and the kids loved you! I thought your pictures were fab!
Also would you mind if I put you on our preferred supplier list at work for Honda,
as we have many social/hospitality functions and would love to recommend you. Many thanks again!
Wayne is a real professional who has energy and drive to deliver an outstanding service to his customers. His caricatures are first rate and everyone loves getting drawn by him! It has been a real pleasure working with Wayne and I very much look forward to working with him again in the future. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him to new customers! -Steve Hearn (President of the 'International Society Of Caricature Artists' (ISCA) www.caricature.org
Just to say a massive thank you for attending our wedding reception on Friday evening! All of our guests loved the idea, and your drawings were excellent!. I have also passed on your details to a few that are holding
forthcoming events in and around the Swindon area. I would gladly recommend you to anybody! You made everyone feel at ease and had a laugh too.Thanks so much again!
Thank you very much for attending our special day and completing as many caricatures as you could. Everyone enjoyed your drawings and thought they were brilliant. I have passed on your number to a few people who requested it. Thank you so much, you were fantastic and added something different to our day!
Wayne attended our daughters wedding reception in Brighton and drew some amusing and artistic caricatures of the bride & groom and many of the guests, which proved to be very popular. Wayne is extremely talented and his unobtrusive approach was admirable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
-Steve and Maura Lowin.
Many, many thanks for attending our party on Saturday, you were a hit with the guests and they thought it was a nice twist to have something different, it also helped that you are such a nice guy and mingled freely with the crowd and not standing/sitting to one side. You certainly did more than required, but we are glad you felt so comfortable with us and decided to stay on. Keep in touch and take care, Best wishes,
-Colin & Carolyn Eastlake , Sue & Graham Ballet.
I am glad you enjoyed working for us on our exhibition stand at 'Marketing Week Live'. I think it went very well and would like to thank you for all your hard work and professionalism. We certainly had the most exciting stand there!
-Ralph Risk (Marketing Director of 'Lightspeed Research Ltd', Wimbledon, London)
Thank you so much for your services at my husbands party. Everyone found your pictures very entertaining and thought how talented you are to be able to create works of art in such an informal setting. They were individual momentos of the evening that our friends can keep as a reminder of what was a very enjoyable party. Your approach was subtle and you allowed our guests to approach you for their caricatures so they did not feel in any way embarrassed or pressured. We can now have a rogues gallery of family members up the stairs! I think quite a few people have gone away with the idea for their own gatherings. Many thanks and it was a pleasure to meet you!
Wayne did a fantastic caricature for me, as I wanted an unusual gift for my wife to celebrate our wedding anniversary. He has such a gift for capturing a persons character and putting it down on paper. I would recommend him doing a caricature for anyone, without hesitation. First Class mate, I can't thank you enough!
I just wanted to let you know that our 'victim' was thrilled with the Caricature you did, I think he was relieved that you hadn't emphasised his rather large nose! Other colleagues were also suitably impressed when they saw it at the presentation and were asking for your details, so I hope you don't mind, I have put your leaflet on the notice board here at work. Once again many thanks for doing a splendid 'job' on Simon! Kind regards,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday at my daughter's christening in Calne. Your caricatures went down very well with our guests and many of them passed on praise! Best wishes,
Friendly and talented service. Loved by all the guests at the wedding - so much better than a photobooth and fab value for such lovely keepsakes. Highly recommend
We booked Wayne for our wedding in July and we are so glad we did! Everyone commented what a brilliant idea it was and how good the pictures were. Highly recommend Wayne to anyone looking for a caricaturist at their wedding. Our only regret is that we should have booked him for longer! Thank you Wayne
An extremely talented man who came to our wedding to draw our guests and us! He really was the talking point of the evening, and everybody's picture really looked like them!! Would defo use again!!
Was such a talking point of our wedding! Thankyou so much Wayne you were awesome! -Kayla Spalding
'FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS'...
Q: Why should we hire a caricaturist for our event?
A: Hiring a good live caricature artist is fantastic fun! You'll find everyone buzzing with anticipation at what is going to be drawn next,
fascinated by the artwork being produced. It is guaranteed to keep everyone highly entertained, and if they decide to be drawn,
your guests get to take home a superb momento of your wedding or event!
Q: How long does it take to produce an 'on-the-spot' caricature ?
A: Each caricature takes approximately 4 - 5 minutes per person, but this depends on quality of lighting, how good looking the victim
is, how many people are in the picture, and how well they behave themselves!!
Q: How many hours do you work for ?
A: This varies from job to job. Sometimes I work for a few hours, but I have drawn at some events all day.
Q: Do you work alone, or with other artists ?
A: Generally, I will work alone, but I sometimes work alongside other caricature artists, clowns, magicians, comedians and silhouette
Q: Do your caricatures ever offend anyone ?
A: I try my best not to offend anybody! My aim is to compliment, but also to give people a giggle, so I always add a cartoon element to my caricatures.
The frail, vain or ugly may get offended though! (Remember... It's a caricature, not a photograph or
portrait painting!) ... and it's done to raise some laughter and harmless banter!
Q: What materials do you use ?
A: My caricatures are produced on high quality card, your choice of either A3 or A4. I draw with instant dry black marker pens
using grey shading. Each caricature drawn is supplied in a transparent plastic sleeve to protect the artwork from any drink spillage.
Q: How far are you prepared to travel ?
A : I am willing to work wherever you want me to, as long as you are willing to cover my travelling expenses (and accommodation if
it's a long way from home). I have worked all over the UK, The Netherlands, Reno, San Francisco, and Las Vegas! ...so I am always willing to travel further afield...Just ask!
Q: Does travel cost extra ?
A: Travel cost will be calculated, advised and included in the overall booking fee.
Q: How long have you been a caricature artist ?
A: I have been drawing cartoons since a very young age and producing on-the-spot caricatures at various events for a number of
years. I was also a resident caricature artist at 'ALTON TOWERS' theme park for the 2011 summer season.
Q: How much do you charge for your services ?
A: Prices depend on booking times and how far I am required to travel. I generally perform for 3 hours at an event, but we can
negotiate if you wish me to stay for longer , UNLESS I have another event to get to. Please contact me via email or telephone for
Q: I would like you to draw caricatures on an exhibition stand at a show or expo that I am promoting my business at, is this
something you can do ?
A: Yes! This is a GREAT way of attracting people to visit your exhibition stand, and it also leaves them with a unique free gift that they
can take away and hang in their home or office! The paper I use can be pre-printed with your company logo and website address
(optional), I also offer the option of full colour digitally drawn caricatures, (Please check out my 'Live digital caricatures' section on the website)..
Caricatures drawn on your stand will help enhance your marketing programme at the show / expo. It's great fun, and generates lots of interest!
Contact me by telephone to discuss ideas and options.
Q: Do my guests have to pay you for their caricature ?
A: No, they are supplied FREE of charge to your guests. The cost of hiring me covers everything.
Q: What will you be wearing on the day ?
A: I wear a smart shirt and trousers as a matter of course, however, I am always happy to discuss any alternative dress
requirements should they arise.
Q: Do we need to provide you with any food and drink ?
A: Most of my bookings do not require any meal breaks, however, I will require the occasional soft drink to keep me alert and
hydrated. A five minute break will be required for each 3 hours of drawing.
Q: Will any of the artwork you produce at our event appear on the internet ?
A: Occasionally (if time allows) I will grab a few quick snaps of your guests holding up their caricatures. These images may be used
as promotional material on my website, blog or facebook page, but ONLY with the subjects permission to do so. ANY objections to
the photographs being displayed online will naturally be respected.
Q: Do you require a deposit if I wish to make a booking ?
A: Yes, a deposit will be required to secure the booking. This will be 50% of the total booking fee. A booking confirmation will be
produced and sent to you in the post, and payment balance will be required no later than one week before your event, or in cash
upon my arrival. ALL deposit payments received will be acknowledged via an e-mail. If I am unable to attend your event due to any
unforseen circumstances ( car breakdown, Illness, family problems etc ), your deposit will be immediately refunded with my sincere
Q: What methods of payment do you accept ?
A: I accept payment via Cash, Cheque, Paypal or Direct Bank Transfer (BACS)
If you have any other questions, please feel free to call me on 0751 799 3358
BOOKING INFORMATION ...
Booking me to draw at your event is easy! ... simply send me an email, or contact me by telephone to discuss your requirements.
If you decide you would like to book me for your event, I will need some simple details from you in order to produce a booking confirmation, which I will email to you. Once the booking is confirmed, a 50% deposit will be required to secure the date, and the balance of the payment will be required on my arrival at the event, before I start drawing.
The reason I request payment on my arrival is so there is no chance of disturbance to you later on when you are dancing, eating or socialising with your guests etc... I can simply pack away my equipment and leave at the end of my booking time without any unwanted interruptions.
'WHAT TO EXPECT' ...
When I arrive at your event I will need a few minutes to get myself set up ready to start drawing. I usually work from a stationary position drawing people one after another from a simple lap easel. This works best for the following reasons ...
* It allows everyone to gather round and watch the caricatures being drawn ... So MORE Laughs!
* I can produce more caricatures per hour ... this means better value for you!
* I am able to draw couples together ... an EXTREMELY popular request!
* There is no chance of me getting 'lost in the crowd' and drawing people who don't wish to be drawn .. it's purely voluntary!
I do offer the option of 'mix & mingle' or 'walkabout' caricaturing if you prefer, but please bear in mind, not as many people
will be drawn as more time is wasted if I am walking around from one person to the next.
All I will require from you is a small working space with good lighting and an audience who are up for 'a bit of fun' and lots of laughs!!
Each caricature will be drawn in instant-dry black marker pen (with grey shading) on a high quality card, suitable for
framing. I offer 2 sizes, A3 or A4. I do not offer the colour option at live events as it is time consuming and big queues are very common,
It is of greater importance to me to give more people the chance of having a caricature drawn. Each caricature produced will be
supplied to your guests in a FREE transparent plastic sleeve to protect the artwork from any damage or drink spillage.
MAXIMUM of TWO persons per caricature.
'PERSONALISED STATIONARY' ...
For an additional fee, I can pre-print the paper with a personalised message,
such as Bride and Groom's names, and date of the wedding, etc.
For corporate events, exhibitions and office parties, your company name or logo and website address can be added.
A 3 hour set costs £325 (Plus £75 per each additional hour)
Subject to my availability, you can hire me to draw at your event for the
WHOLE DAY for £650. Please ask for details .
3 hours is my MINIMUM booking time.
Travel cost may be additional and is dependent on total distance travelled, this will be agreed when booking is confirmed.
If you require any further information regarding booking procedure, availability and prices, please feel free to give me a call on
0751 799 3358.
PLEASE NOTE : If you would like to book me for your event, I will require a deposit to secure the booking. This will be 50% of the
total booking fee. Balance of the payment will be required no later than one week before your event, via cheque, direct bank transfer
(BACS)... OR in cash upon my arrival. If I am unable to attend your event due to any unforseen circumstances, illness, vehicle
breakdown etc, I will immediately refund all payments made with my sincere apologies.