Julia Kelly is a fast skilled, fast caricature artist with theme-park training and experience serving all of San Diego County. Julia Kelly has drawn caricatures for Legoland California, Ralphs, The Knot magazine, weddings, school and corporate events, fundraisers, parties and ordered commissions. You are guaranteed to be entertained when you hire her at your next event.
Price Range: $100-150 per hour
At events, I draw:
15-20 Black and white heads per hour
12 black and white face and body
9 full color face and body
Themed body also available upon request (Star Wars, Disney princesses, etc).
I draw caricatures on 11x17 white paper on a small lap easel. I bring all of my own supplies.
Setup requirements: A well-lit area (or full shade if outdoors) and three folding chairs, one for me and two for those being drawn as often two people ask to be drawn in the same picture.
Extra services: I also offer to print your company, school or event logo on the bottom of each paper so that each drawing your guests take home will have your branding on it. For this service I charge $40 for black and white logo, $60 for full color.
I serve the whole of San Diego County from Oceanside to Chula Vista and everywhere in between. I will also travel to Irvine, Orange County, and Los Angeles, although additional travel costs may apply.
I hope you'll contact me and let me help you create lasting, happy memories at your next celebration.
"Having you draw at the rehearsal dinner added a new element of fun and liveliness to the festivities. The hilarious caricatures had people laughing all night long and the bride and groom were pleased with the relaxed, playful atmosphere that you helped to create. They were delighted you drew their 90 year old grandfather and everyone loved the pictures so much they extended your services to the end of the night. Thank you for your unique contribution to the celebration."
-- Susanne Duffy, Wedding Planner, Crown Weddings
"After seeing Julia work at an event I was photographing, I decided I had to have her to draw caricatures of my three kids. I provided her with photos of each of my kids and she created amazing caricatures. Of course, my kids love them! Being a photographer, I have a lot of photos of my kids, but the caricatures Julia created are something completely different that my family will enjoy for many years to come. Thank you Julia."
-- Darin Fong, Darin Fong Photography
"I love the way your sketch captured my expression and likeness in a most flattering way. Honest and kind, at the same time. Truly a special gift."
-- Chelsea McGraw, Storybook Murals
"We had Julia do student caricatures for our end-of-the-year MiraCosta College Honors celebration and she was a huge hit with the students. I only wish we had given her more time because so many students and their siblings wanted caricatures. It was a great day for the program and Julia helped us reach that high celebratory note we were looking for. We will be sure to schedule more opportunities for this year because her talents will add the perfect personalizing touch for both Honors lounges. Thank you Julia!"
-- Christopher A. Sleeper, Professor of History, Coordinator Honor Scholars Program, MiraCosta College
"Julia! That is freaking fantastic! I keep going back to look at it and laugh every time. AWESOME JOB! You rock!"
-- Mark A.
"We're so happy we made the decision to invite you to draw at our fundraiser. You left our guests wanting more of your fantastic caricatures and unique style. Most importantly, everyone who interacted with you walked away laughing. Please mark us in your calendar; we want you back next year!"
-- Sonya Ziegler, Founder, The Pink Party
"Although our school president was at first skeptical at bringing in a caricaturist for our centennial celebration weekend at the Academy, he most enjoyed your work and entertainment of cadets, parents and staff throughout the day. He (along with the cadets) truly enjoyed you involving him in the fun and was extremely impressed (as were others) with your sketch of him! Having you at our 100th anniversary celebration added just enough to make the event a truly unique experience!"
-- Nicole Knight, Marketing Director, Army and Navy Academy
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