JT Art & Design
- Serving Connecticut
Her drawings are unique to the recipient, and when you think about it, unlike fun and equally artistic tattoos, balloon art and face painting, they are the only permanent hand created product of party entertainment, providing adults and children alike uniquely personalized mementos/favors that can be displayed and/or cataloged for years to come to be appreciated!
Judy, an artist and graphic designer especially gifted in drawing faces, possesses a knack for capturing a flattering resemblance. With a portrait background, she has a caricature style all her own, creating hybrids or what she calls "portraicatures" (either headshots, or large heads with small bodies), but very different than the common but sometimes grotesque exaggerated style you may see at fairs and theme parks.
Since 2002, Judy has drawn all over Connecticut and parts beyond, at Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, all types of family and corporate parties, weddings, open houses/grand openings, post-prom /project graduation and other school events, charity fundraisers, festivals and even nightclubs, and has drawn along side some of her fellow caricaturists for some larger events. She has even honored some unique requests such as drawing wedding guests on a very large substrate which was to be later displayed on the clients wall. The wedding party and venue grounds had been drawn in at home.
A social and approachable person, Judy provides a fun yet more subtle form of entertainment and likes to engage where there is opportunity, having a tendency to make people feel at ease. If more than one artist is needed for your event, she can secure one for you.
At parties/events, she averages in color (see party samples at left) between 6 and 8 individual (1 person) drawings per hour in color and between 9 and 12 in BW depending on props, backgrounds and whether headshots or full bodies. Her party rate for direct bookings starts at $100 per hour up to $150, depending on distance. Please email or call for a precise quotation.
If you have a definite date or event in mind, please contact her at least 3 weeks to a month prior for best chance at availability, and during peak season, preferable 4-6 weeks in advance (typically May – August). One-third deposit is required to confirm date.
Presently, she does the drawings on plain paper, or she can design and produce predesigned border, themed or papers with pre-drawn bodies to save time, and offers her "Scenezine" mock framed "magazine-cover-like" papers.
CUSTOM GIFT CARICATURES/MEMENTOS
?Judy also creates more detailed, gift-style caricatures (see gift/sign in board samples bottom) in various sizes from photos and are provided with coordinating color mat (12 x 16 to 18 x 24). She also can create a party sign0in board featuring a caricature of the honoree. Sign-in boards are drawn to size and mounted or drawn smaller and digitally sized, enhanced and printed then mounted, and can be laminated if desired (18 x 24 to 24 x 36).
On her website, Judy displays or links samples of other custom party gifts or favors featuring caricature/theme such as invitations, candy bar wrappers, place cards and thank you notes, welcome posters, lawn signs, souvenir/ commemorative t-shirts, cakes, magnets, mugs, plates, mouse pads, key chains, steins, pins and jigsaw puzzles, all with the guest of honor in detailed caricature form. More and more items are available online for imaging/printing on, for which caricatures would be a great option, and most items have no minimum quantities.
Please visit her website at: www.jt-artanddesign.com today and check out her other artwork options as well!
Among other cities, JT Art & Design may serve the following areas: Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Bridgeport, Norwalk, West Hartford, Danbury, Fairfield, Killingly, Manchester, East Hartford, Farmington, Greenwich, New Britain, Simsbury, Wallingford, Westport, Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, North Windham, Norwich, Stratford, Suffield, Unionville, Washington, Washington Depot, Wethersfield, Winsted
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