My name is Melissa "Gigi" from Caricature Hut. I am a caricature artist, face painter, silhouette artist and more.
I have been a caricaturist for almost 20 years, a member of ISCA (caricature association) and am a published cartoonist. My husband Dan is also a caricaturist.
I use professional cosmetic grade face paints that are FDA approved.
Clients include Verizon, Royal Caribbean, Johnson & Johnson's, Kellogs, Pepsico, Verizon, Museums, Ritz Carlton, Movico and many more.
We are insured and background checked. Please contact me for more info.
Our wedding guests have not stopped talking about how amazing the caricature artists were at our wedding. They loved being able to take them home and the whole experience during the cocktail hour and reception. Guests said the artists were so fun!
Simply an amazing artist! Much more than a cartoon! Details and charcoal rub! Simply amazing! Everyone enjoyed it! Definitely a winner!
Response from Caricatures and Facepaint by Gigi:
Thank you so much for the compliment and hiring my husband Dan! He was happy to draw for your party and enjoyed himself.* It was a pleasure doing business with you, have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years!
*(I wasn't available and my husband Dan was, he was not aware that his Gigsalad page was inactive and was hired through my page.)
WOW - Gigi was awesome to work with and very professional! Our wedding guests loved having her and it provided a unique touch to our wedding. She even stayed after her schedule time to make sure more of our guest got to enjoy. I would definitely recommend working with her!
Response from Caricatures and Facepaint by Gigi:
Thank you very much Elliot, it was a pleasure working with you. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, what a wonderful wedding. Many blessings to you and your family!
Price Range: $75 AND UP
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - For festivals and events - General Aggregate
What to Expect
Fun, cute caricatures! I offer a variety of entertainment and can work as an individual performer or as a duo with two caricaturists or a caricaturist/face paint combo.
Caricatures: I have been a caricature artist for 14 years, am a member of ISCA (International Association of Caricature Artists), am a published cartoonist, artist, illustrator and designer.
Facepainting & Bodypainting: I am an experienced face painter and paint at festivals, events, fashion shows, venues, parties.
Costumed Character: I am available to work as a costumed character for your event, and am able to combine a costumed character with caricatures or facepainting. Available characters: Princess Beauty Bell, Fairy, Super Hero, Pirate, Caribbean Pirate, X-Woman, jedi, Power Rangerette, Monster Highschool, Retro, Pinup, Anime, Greek/Roman, Hawaiian and more. (I am independent performer not affiliated with character company, nor do I work for them nor represent them nor their opinions)
Performance artist/painter: I am a performance painter painting live before audiences, the most recent was two sunset paintings in one evening on the beach for a corporate event in which I provided the originals as well as matted prints of the paintings each of to the dinner guests (each painting 30-45 minutes). I also perform carnival style two handed finger portrait paintings as "Artista De Los Muertos" which each abstract portrait is about 6 minutes.
I have modeling and promotional experience, as well as bartending/hospitality and have worked for clients such as Captain Morgan, Caress, Pantene, MOSI, Busch Gardens, Ritz Carlton, Movico, MidAmerica Festivals, Hard Rock Casino and more. My paintings can be seen in local restaurants and my creations have been featured in Tampa Fashion shows and photography events.
I am friendly, professional, reliable, get along with persons on all levels and reside in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area.
I can be seen at festivals, conventions, shows and at various events. Please contact me with any questions or for more information :)
Additional Booking Notes
I draw or face paint indoors and outdoors, my caricatures include a protective clear bag and I have water proof face paints available.
Past Booked Events
|December 14, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 18, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 05, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 05, 2015||Holiday Party|
I am friendly entertaining and get along well with persons of all ages and levels.
|Dan Almariei||Partner / Duo Artist|
Influences & Inspiration
I'm influenced by artists and performers of the Renaissance and Mad Magazine Caricaturists.
Generally I request two chairs, one for me and one for the guest; but am able to provide my own. Set up is pretty fast generally about 5 - 15 minutes. I am fully portable and have my own supplies for set up. We can discus per event if you have a particula
If the event is at night or in a dark area, I would like electricity to plug in my lights.
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