I grew up near Myrtle Beach, SC, and nearly always had a drawing pen or paintbrush in my hand. Although I continued my art studies through college, I did not discover my love for caricaturing until 2004 when I began drawing for Sea World in San Antonio, and have since drawn at events from Maine to Georgia. I am still kind of amazed that I get to keep guests entertained by simply doing what I love: drawing funny faces!
When I am not drawing, you can find me hanging out with my daughters and hubby, reading, thinking up new craft projects, doing things with the local Baha'i community, or strolling beautiful downtown Greenville.
People young and old and from all walks of life are always entertained and amazed as they watch caricaturists capture the likeness of their friends and family in just a few minutes. (In fact, the most common things I hear people saying around me at parties is "I just love watching this" and "what a cool idea!") Each sketch provides some laughs and conversation as people watch their friends get drawn, or get drawn themselves.
Having a caricaturist at your event sets an artsy and fun tone, helps keep crowds entertained, makes the party unique and memorable, and of course guests get to take home their sketch!
I debated about whether to include the following list because it's a bit indulgent, but what the heck....
CARICATURES ARE GREAT FOR THESE EVENTS!
College campus events
Youth group events
Religious community festivals
Booth entertainment at Expos
I draw at a speed of 4-5 minutes per person in black-and-white, and 6-7 minutes per person in color. I am state-licensed in South Carolina, insured, and mainly serve the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee, within about 40 miles of Greenville, SC (or farther with a travel fee.)
My corporate/public clients have included: BMW Manufacturing, Michelin, Whole Foods, Fluor Enterprises, the City of Greer, the City of Spartanburg, Clemson University, Furman University, Greenville Tech, Lander University, North Greenville University, Wofford College, The Junior League, Publix, Dennys Corporate, YWCA, Chick-Fil-A, Upward Star Sports, the Cliffs at Keowee Falls, Countybanc Investments, Sharonview Federal Credit Union, Brookdale Senior Living, Canal insurance, Fitesa, JMC Communities, and BHI Energy, among others.
Clients have found that I am friendly, easy to make plans with, and always arrive on time and ready.
"Catherine was a part of our wedding reception and many guests said it was their favorite part. We had food, photo-booth, bluegrass band and trolley rides...so it was stiff competition! She was great! Interactive, fun, created a great conversation with everyone showing off their drawings. We could not have been happier! Thanks so much Catherine!"
-Nathan Giltner, Greenville SC
"I absolutely 100% suggest Catherine for any event! She came out to our church and drew for our older adult ministry and it was the best time they've ever had. She is professional, quick, and personable! Can't thank her enough!"
-Chelsey Norris, Spartanburg SC
"You were the hit of the party! Thank you for making our wedding so special. We loved every minute of it! Thank you for all that you did for us. You Rock!"
-Lauren Skelton Siddens, Greenville SC
"I will highly recommend you to others. God has given you a wonderful gift in your art work as well as in making people comfortable."
-Debbie, Greenville SC
"Thanks again for all your efforts last night! Everyone had a great time, and I've heard nothing but good comments about the work you both did. I've even seen a few of your sketches on Facebook and had others ask for your websites/contact info. I hope you had as much fun as we did. Thank you for helping make our evening memorable!"
-Samantha L, Greenwood SC
"I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic caricature. You did a SUPER job and I just love it!"
-Ellen, Greenville SC
"I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how PLEASED I am with the caricature! I will cherish it and every time I look at it, think of the gang with the fondest of thoughts. Thank you SO MUCH and when you speak to the artist again, please let her know what a great job she did, and how impressed and happy I am with it!"
-Drew, Spartanburg SC
"I'm hardly ever at a loss for words; but when I opened your package, I was truly speechless. Tell Catherine she succeeded in capturing the essence of the Colonel… Her caricature of the ol' Colonel provided quite a bit of laughter and enjoyment for the entire staff here."
-Colonel Littleon, Colonel LIttelon's General Office and Works
"The caricature is on the wall and it looks beautiful. Thank you again for your great work."
-Alexander, Pendelton SC
"Thanks so much for coming out to NGU a few weeks ago. All of our students had a great time with your drawings. We absolutely loved having you here!"
-Jamie, North Greenville University