I have been a professional caricature artist since 1991, and each day I still learn something new... and I love it!
I average 12-15 b/w faces per hour at the typical party, and I work on 11x17 paper (usually). I can do straight black-and-white or color (airbrush or artstix), or even go digital with a display screen! Preprinting logos onto paper is also an option.
I've been a proud member of the International Society of Caricature Artists since 1997, and I served two terms as secretary-treasurer. Three times I have won first place in 3D caricature, and this year (2012) I won third place Most Humorous overall, a huge honor among the hundreds of talented caricaturists from around the world.
If you or your company is looking for a caricature artist for hire, look no further.
We needed an artist for our booth at the IFA show in Las Vegas and after a Google search, GigSalad popped up. As I was browsing the talent I noticed all the great reviews for Celestia. I now know why she has such great reviews.
We had a "Matrix" theme for our booth and wanted visitors drawn based off the movie's characters. Celestia did not disappoint! She was a pleasure to work with, and all of our booth visitors were not only mesmerized by her artistic ability but thoroughly enjoyed the conversations with her while getting drawn. She organized the printing and designed of the Matrix themed paper she drew on, and arrived early both days to set up so she was ready to start on time. I would highly recommend her for any event and look forward to using her again in the future.
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I would recommend Celestia to anyone!! She did an awesome job. I booked her for my daughter's 6th B-Day party. The kids, as well as the parents loved the pictures. Unlike face painting, it's a memory that they will have for years to come. A few of the parents are actually looking to book her at a later date. She was very professional. She came early, went above and beyond what she was originally there for and was very pleasant to work with. Thank You Celestia!
Celestia was professional, friendly, and timely. When we first booked her, she kept things simple and easy to understand to prepare for our event, which alleviated stress since we had to plan other details for our wedding reception. Our guests loved the drawings/ caricatures, and so did the bride & groom :) I highly recommend Celestia!
We hired Celestia for our wedding reception; each guest received their caricature as their wedding favor. She was the absolute hit of the reception! The guests even enjoyed standing around and watching her draw the other guests. Celestia was very personable and made the drawing process enjoyable. She is insanely talented and her caricatures were spot on! I would recommend her again and again! Thank you Celestia!
Celestia was the caricaturist artist at our booth for a health care convention. She was personable, talented, and professional. People attending the show and at surrounding booths were very impressed with her work and enjoyed her personality. We would definitely hire her again.
Celestia did a great job. Everyone loved her. We will definitely have you back!!!!! Thabk you so much!.
Response from Caricatures by Celestia:
Thank you so much Jamil! It was a pleasure, thank you for your generosity and for making me part of your daughter's awesome art party!
Awesome work. All of my guest had a great experience with her. Highly recommended. Her work is on point.
Caricatures by Celestia was a hit! All of our wedding guests loved them! I wish we would have booked them for a longer time so that they could have gotten everyone!
Response from Caricatures by Celestia:
Thank you Carrie! Your event was a blast, you have a great group of friends and family!
Celestia did a terrific job! She arrived early and was set up ready to go in plenty of time. She was great with the kids and adults alike. Her artwork is excellent too. We will definitely hire Celestia again at our next event. Excellent!
We decided to book Celeste for a conference as we were one of the exhibitors. Celeste is very professional in her approach, always arrived early so as not to include set-up time as booked time and was friendly with everyone - not to mention the caricatures were great! She knows how to make guests relax and enjoy the caricature experience. Highly recommend and hope to work with her again!
I met Celestia at the RE/MAX International Convention. She digitally drew me, my wife, my team member and many others. She did a wonderful job and she was SUPER friendly! Great job Celestia!
Response from Caricatures by Celestia:
Thank you Super Mike! I remember drawing you at the event! :-)
Celestia was great! We booked her last minute and she was very accommodating. She made great conversation and her station was the life of the party. She even stayed longer than we had originally planned!
I invited Celestia to help celebrate my son's 1st birthday and she was a huge hit with not only the adults but also the kids.
Almost a year later I hired Celestia for a corporate event I was hosting and again was a big hit. Her work is amazing. She is always on time and very personable.
Celestia is worth every penny and plan to use her for many years to come. And what a great gift for your guess to take home and remember your special event.
Celestia is wonderful to work with from initial contact to actual day of event. She is flexible and allowed me to make changes in regards to color/no color on the day of the event. She was friendly with the guests, especially the children, that sat for portraits. Lastly, her children caricatures were a delight to look at! I will definitely book her again for future events.
Celeste was great!! Everyone enjoyed their own chariactures and we had a great time laughing comparing all the drawings! All of our guests loved it!!! Thank you Celeste :)
Can't say enough! It was a great experience for the kids. Celestia is a professional and very likeable person. We highly recommend her for all types of parties.
Celestia & her husband were fun, awesome also, throughout the entire wedding, everyone continued to brag about great the caricature artists sketched. I felt it was appropriate to reserve both artists because it resembled the strong bond of marriage. Within 3 hour window, all 201of our wedding guests, left the wedding with 1 to 3 black/white caricature pictures before the night ended. All the pictures looked great, and everyone loved their pics. Celestia and Her Husband very professional, pleasant, and polite. We would recommend this group to everyone who's reading this review!!! This couple has the best prices out there. I didn't find anyone else that could beat their prices. And believe me, I did months of research. There were no complaints, they arrived on time, and I didn't need to worry about the services they were providing, to our guest, at any time, throughout the entire wedding. We, the bride & groom, loved our studio picture of us skydiving; it looked great!!!
If you choose Celestia, it will be the best decision you could ever make!!!
I cannot stop bragging enough about Celestia & her husband!!!
My fiancé, now husband, & I were very, very satisfied with their work...
Celestia is a great artist, professional and considerate. She arrived early, was ready and flexible with our needs. I would recommend her for any type of event.
We had Celestia doing portraits at our employee Christmas party. It was a great icebreaker and everyone loved the finished product, which we hung around the room as they were finished. She communicated prior to the party and was on time. I would definitely hire her again.
This was a big hit! Celestia was funny and interacted well with all the Guests. We all laughed and had a great time with her there.
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When you hire me, you get experience, skill, and fun. I've had over twenty years in the business and can entertain with my verbal wit as well as my pencil. I absolutely will be on time, dressed to the nines, and professional in any environment. At the venue, I need only a small space with enough room to set my portable easel and two or three chairs. Most lighting is fine for me to work in, but I have battery operated lighting if the room will be dark. I average 12-15 faces per hour at most parties, and I bring plastic sleeves so that each drawing is protected for the guest. Custom preprinted paper is also available, and can range from simply putting your company logo and a date on the bottom to creating an elaborate border with a mini-caricature of the wedding couple or guest of honor (prices vary accordingly).
Over the years I've been fortunate enough to draw at some wonderful venues: Camden Yards in Baltimore, Citizen Bank Park in Philadelphia, various parties and events in Washington D.C. and around the Eastern Seaboard, the Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City Maryland, the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and the Florida State Fair in Tampa. But I always come home to Las Vegas, which is the crazy place I grew up. I work at a caricature stand located in Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops, but when you factor in all the party and convention work I've done, I've drawn in literally every hotel on the Strip (and most of the ones off the Strip too).
In 2004 I married Robert Sundin, a fellow caricature artist. We met while both working at the Excalibur hotel for Fasen Arts, which had a caricature concession there at the time. He and I work very well together, and if you hire us both we can draw twice as many guests! (We also consider it a great extra "insurance" policy for any gig we are booked for, since if ever there is an emergency that stops one of us from making a gig, the other one will surely be able to cover the job).
I've had a long relationship with the professional organization known as ISCA (International Society of Caricature Artists), formerly known as the National Caricaturists' Network. I served as the secretary-treasurer of the organization for two terms, from 1999-2001, and I attend as many of the annual conventions as I can. The learning that takes place at these conventions (amid the sleep deprivation) is really unbelievable. Everything you would never learn at art school is packed into five crazy days. I have a few awards from my past years, and I've given seminars there on 3-D technique and on professional client interactions.
Upcoming Booked Events
|January 25, 2019 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|April 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 03, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 16, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|September 16, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|September 09, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 19, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 28, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 15, 2017 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|May 20, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|January 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|May 26, 2016 • 9:30am - 12:30pm||House Party|
|March 05, 2016||Birthday (Child)|
|November 03, 2015||Convention/Trade Show|
|September 12, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 01, 2015||Corporate Event|
|June 14, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|February 16, 2015||Convention|
|February 04, 2015||Trade Show|
|December 16, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 12, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|November 08, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 28, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 07, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|April 29, 2014||Private Party|
|April 19, 2014||Birthday Party|
|April 04, 2014||Convention|
|February 19, 2014||Birthday Party|
|December 13, 2013||Luncheon/Tea|
|September 14, 2013||Birthday Party|
|June 22, 2013||Wedding Reception|
|June 08, 2013||Graduation|
|May 24, 2013||Birthday Party|
Two or three chairs