John Gallagher, caricaturist, will delight you with his memorable caricatures as he draws around his base in Stockport, Cheshire. Limited availability at present.
He is well known worldwide for his amazing comic strip characters plus his attention to detail when drawing caricatures.
Being a professional artist in his own right and with a worldwide reputation for excellence. you will see quality caricatures: John will never offend. He will always draw attention to your best features. You will be pleasantly surprised at just how successful a caricature of yourself will turn out. It is indeed a work of art!
John Gallagher – Caricaturist Stockport
A caricaturist is ideal entertainment for weddings as you and your guests will have a lasting personalised memento of your wedding to treasure for ever. John is able to comfortably draw around 10 quality caricatures per hour.
John Gallagher Caricaturist – Fast Draw Caricatures. For large events he may be paired with ‘fast-draw’ caricaturist, George Brooks, who also receives great compliments from his appearances at weddings, private parties and corporate events. John is now only able to accept short assignments locally. Personal caricatures as commissions are also welcome. Ask for a quote.
The word “caricature” essentially means a “loaded portrait”. Until the mid 19th century, it was commonly and mistakenly believed that the term shared the same root as the French ‘charcuterie’, likely owing to Parisian street artists using cured meats in their satirical portrayal of public figures.
Some of the earliest caricatures are found in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, who actively sought people with deformities to use as models. The point was to offer an impression of the original which was more striking than a portrait. Caricature took a road to its first successes in the closed aristocratic circles of France and Italy, where such portraits could be passed about for mutual enjoyment. (Wikipedia).