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Nick is an accomplished Caricature Artist who creates quick-fire portraits of both the young and young at heart.

Based in Northern Ireland, Nick travels from Belfast to Banbridge, Louth to Larne and everywhere between and beyond.

Most people have only experienced live Caricature drawing while on foreign holidays, at festivals and anywhere else you find good times and when you book a caricaturist to draw at your wedding those 'good time' vibes come too!

Caricature drawing is one of the few forms of entertainment that appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Everyone enjoys watching the caricaturists artistic process as with a few seemingly dashed off strokes an uncanny likeness seems to magically emerge until finally a completely original portrait has been made that provokes both laughter and admiration in equal measure.

But the main event is to sit and pose for your very own hand drawn portrait, and for many, own their first piece of original art! There are very few who aren't curious to see how they might be depicted by a caricature artist, and those who fear being humiliated, quickly relax when it becomes clear that Nick's desire is to make people laugh, to feel good, to have a great experience and to receive a fantastic gift that will be appreciate for many years to come.

  • An engaging spectacle that provokes both laughter and admiration from gathered onlookers.
  • A fantastic ice breaker and conversation starter that's perfect right after the wedding ceremony or as evening entertainment that won't clash with live music or a disco.
  • Adds a really fun and quirky element to the day's proceedings that's inclusive of everyone.
  • Guests will leave your wedding with a fantastic memento that ensures your special day will be remembered fondly for many years to come.

Live caricature drawing is suitable for guests of all ages and can be booked at any time during the day with the most popular periods being the daytime reception (often to cover the post ceremony photo-shoot) or as entertainment after the main meal.

Dressed in smart casual clothing (strategically chosen not to show up any ink related mishaps!), Nick situates himself in a bright location within the venue and warmly invites your guests to sit for him, making friendly conversation as he draws individuals or couples* in his unique style.

Drawn on quality A3 paper in permanent ink, graphite and oil pastel for a splash of colour. Each caricature is a light hearted likeness of your guests that will serve as a warm memory of your event for many years after the special day.

Wedding signing boards depicting the special couple are also available.

*While three to a portrait is certainly possible, it can make the style that Nick prefers to work in extra difficult and time consuming. For group portraits why not commission Nick to create one from photographs? Further details can be found on his website.

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Frequently asked questions

Type of entertainment offered:

For children
For adults
Comedy
Other (Caricature Artist suitable for both children and adults of all ages. Funny but flattering A3 portraits drawn live at your venue, perfect for daytime or evening entertainment, inside or outdoors)

What is included in the wedding package?

2 hours to 4 hours of live Caricature Drawing of your guests

How far in advance should I contact you?

Preferably 1 month's notice at the very minimum though dates are most often booked at least 1 year in advance. Note: Weekends go fast - please book early to secure your date

What other services to you provide?

Other (Signing Boards, Wedding Favours & Gifts: Pet Portraits, Pre Drawn Portraits, Wedding/Couples Branding, Graphic Design and Logos)

Are you able to travel?

Yes, available across Northern Ireland and the border counties of the ROI

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, expenses may be added for locations further than 1hr travel from Belfast

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

Yes, seating in a well lit area is ideal but I can provide extra lighting if this is not possible. 3 Chairs (or 2 chairs and small side table) provided by venue

How long is the act?

2 hours minimum - up to 4 hours. Longer stays are possible, let me know what you have in mind and I shall try my best to accommodate you

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

10 minutes approximately. Louie arrives shortly before booked to prepare and start in good time

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Caricatures are charged at £220 for the first 2 hours and £80 for every subsequent hour. Where possible Louie will try to accommodate any last minute requests to stay longer at the venue

What are the forms of payment?

Cash or BACS/Bank Transfer. A £40 deposit is required to hold your booking with the remaining balance paid in the same way on or before the big day. Ask Louie for details
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Leanne L. Sent on 17/04/2023
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One of our best wedding decisions

5⭐... A highlight of our day. All of our guests mentioned how much they loved their caricatures and how they were taking them home to frame... They were still talking about it at breakfast. It really got everyone talking and interacting and created such a buzz. Nick was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I can honestly say that booking him was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Highly, highly recommend!
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Emma Sent on 15/11/2022
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Wedding caricature

We were so pleased to book Louie for our wedding. We booked him in between our ceremony and dinner - he done a fab job at keeping our guests entertained!
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Beth M. Sent on 22/11/2022
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Made my reception !

I am so so glad I booked Louie for my reception. We had some problems with our reception hosts so having Louie there to entertain the guests was just brilliant. He was so lovely to everyone, we all got a memento to take away and keep and it made all my guests really laugh! I had people begging me to ask him to stay to do more but I didn’t want to impose. Communication was always easy and so helpful. Honest I cannot recommend him enough. I have my picture framed and hung and it makes me smile each time, memories of our special day. Thank you Louie for being such a big part of our wedding x
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Caoilfhionn B. Sent on 03/01/2023
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Amazing experience

My mummy had louie the entertainer out at her wedding and the kids enjoyed it well the adults probably enjoyed it more. He was fantastic and the pictures he drew was just class I would Highley recommend. Thank you so much
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