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Caricatures - Art instruction - watercolor & ACRYLIC painting

I have drawn thousands of

people over the years. My

style is a little different than

many caricature artists. I specialize in a more

realistic, complimentary

style. I am not into highly exaggerated features in my “personal portraits”. Many customers tell me their

portrait is framed in a

special place in their home.

caricatures /


Let me draw at your next event!

Birthday Parties

Prom / After Prom Parties

Anniversary Parties

Wedding Receptions

Corporate Events

Company Picnics 

Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs

Charity Events -


Hire me for your event. I specialize in quick 8”x10” black and white caricature faces that take 3 – 5 minutes each. I also do color caricatures 
as well, but for your event, they take more time. When I do caricatures, you can expect 12 –15 done per hour in black ink. I supply the board
and bags for each piece of art.

My fee is $80 per hour. There is an additional travel fee of $25 for travel
outside the Tri-County area. Tell me about your event and I will try to hit
your budget,especially for multi-hour events.

Here is what folks who have hired me had to say…

​“Joe was a big hit at our libraries’ grand opening! Kids lined up to get their caricatures drawn, and he is an entertaining guy as well!”  --Dawn Smith, Germantown Hills library

“Joe was fantastic! He was easy to work with, brought everything he
needed and had a long line the entire night. All guests, of all ages, were
eager to get drawn and it added a nice touch to our wedding. Joe was
very friendly and even agreed to stay over his scheduled time to draw
the bride and I (he had been so busy we hadn't been able to get
ourselves drawn). --Matthew, groom

​“Joe, thank you so much for coming to the Argenta & Oreana Libraries today. Your program was awesome!! The kids & adults really enjoyed it!! Thanks again.”  -- Carol Roberson, Argenta and Oreana Libraries  

"Joe's work was a must have with the invited guests.  I highly
recommend his services to anyone who is interested in providing FUN
to their special day". -Stephen A. Bill, Father of the Bride

I can draw your caricature / personal portrait as well.
Email me a
couple of pictures, and I can get started. The 8’x10” black and white is
$20 including postage and handling. Color is $30. If you wish to have
an 11”x14”, black and white is $35 and color is $50. My clients enjoy it when I add additional features related to that person’s life to
make their portrait extra special. I can also do serious pencil and
colored pencil portraits of you or your family.

I will email you a proof of the art, and arrange for you to send payment before your art is delivered. You can expect to see your proof 3 to 5 working days after your pictures are received.Caricatures make great gifts.

I also work art fairs and events throughout the year. I usually charge your
attendees a nominal fee per caricature. If you are interested in any of my
services, email me at


Here are some of my
caricature / personal portrait clients

Altorfer Ag Products

Metamora Public Library

Illinois Public Safety Telecommunications Assn

Bridgestone Anniversary Party

Biaggi's Restaurant Corporate
Yahoo Champaign Urbana holiday party

Germantown Hills Public Library

David Vaughn Investments client party

CEFCU Bloomington
Royal Publishing company picnic
Illinois State University
ISU Redbird Athletics
Western Illinois University
University of Illinois Springfield
Illinois College

Eureka College

Woods Equipment
Methodist College of Nursing
Grove Elementary School
Jimmy Johns Corporate holiday party
Central Grade School - Washington
Junction City Peoria
Maple Lawn Eureka
Pekin Hospital
Four Seasons Health Club Bloomington
Inspired Arts Academy
Exhibit A Gallery
Liberty Village of Pekin
Supportive Living of Washington
Grand Victorian of Washington
Bickford Senior Living of Peoria
Junior League of Peoria
Willow Hill United Methodist Church
Peoria Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Busey Bank Associate recognition party

Unity Point Methodist / Proctor staff party

Peoria Chiefs

Ipsen Corporation company picnic

Barton Health Care

ITT Technical Institute Springfield

Decatur Fine Arts Festival

Atwood Hammond Library

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Illinois State Credit Union

Franklin 4th of July Celebration

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center

University of Illinois Gies School of Business

Evergreen Supportive Living

Olympia North Grade School

Northwoods Mall

Dunlap Grade School


Marquis Energy

Pekin Insurance Employee Appreciation

LeRoy Christian Church

Over 75 Wedding Receptions

Over 40 Proms & Post Proms

Over 50 Birthday parties