Caricature by Michael

I have been drawing caricatures at parties for over 30 years. For your next very important event kick your party up a notch ! My caricature portraits make memorable keepsakes, and party gifts for your guests. I've entertained for: birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, company parties, grand openings, 'mitzvahs, holiday events, sweet-sixteen parties, family reunions, fund-raisers, or any kind of event you may have. I look forward to making your party a very memorable occasion with the gift of a caricature portrait for your friends, relatives, and employees.

I have been a professional caricature portrait artist since I was seventeen when I began drawing caricatures of shoppers at an indoor mall in Eugene, Oregon to help pay for my education at the University of Oregon, where I received a Bachelors of Fine Art in Printmaking. Since that time, I have drawn over 250,000 people from around the world.

After graduation, I continued to draw caricatures in San Francisco and Seattle. I was also a commercial artist illustrating for books, newspaper, and magazines, and a wide variety of clients. When I was living in Seattle creating artwork for T-Shirts that were sold nationally, I met the love of my life and moved to the Santa Barbara area where I've been drawing caricatures and illustrating ever since. A few of my clients have included: MTV ( when I drew the cast of The 70's House for one of their episodes), Disney, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Jon Peters, producer/director ("Rain Man", "the Wild Wild West," "Superman Lives, Superman Returns and Man of Steel" ) , actress Jane Fonda, and actor/ director Tim Mathison.

Every Sunday, year 'round, I can be found drawing caricatures at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show on Cabrillo Blvd, by the ocean, between 10am and dusk. I hope to see you there!

Serving Santa Barbara/Goleta and the Tri Counties

I will travel to: Ojai,Ventura/Oxnard, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, Pismo Beach, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Burbank, Hollywood, and Santa Monica, and other cities in the near vicinity of these.

Michael Entertaining for MTV

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Drawingthe Cast for "MTV's The 70's House"

short video showing Michael at work.

Michael’s Caricatures drawn at parties take approximately 5 to 6 minutes per person, so approximately 10 to 12 people per hour. Each person is pictured doing a favorite activity ( a sport, hobby, occupation, or with a pet) . If only the head is drawn, approx. 15 people per hour can be drawn.

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I Draw Animals Too!

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