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 portrait style all her own, creating hybrids or what she calls portraicatures (either headshots, or large heads with small bodies), but very different from themon but sometimes grotesque exaggerated style you may see at fairs and theme parks. She has delighted young and old, many who have said you made me look better than I do !
Since 2002, Judy has drawn live (party-quality) 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 foamboard 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 friendly person, Judy provides a fun yet more subtle form of entertainment and likes to engage where there is opportunity, having a tendency to get people to smile, putting them 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. 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.
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 September). One-third deposit is required to confirm date. Please email or call for a precise event quotation.
CUSTOM GIFT CARICATURES/MEMENTOS
Judy also creates more detailed, gift-quality caricatures (see gift/sign-in board samples that appear more rendered or detailed) in various sizes from photos and they are provided with coordinating color mat (12 x 16 to 18 x 24)inless a larger image size id desired. She also can create a party sign-in 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, wee posters, lawn signs, souvenir/memorative 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: jt-artanddesign today and check out her other artwork options as well, including people, animal and house portraits, and printmunication design!
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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