Karen J Caricature Artists

Karen J - Maryland Caricature Artists

In 1990 Karen got a summer job while studying at the Columbus College of Art and Design to draw at Cedar Point Amusement Park. She has been doing caricatures ever since. Through the years, she has done caricatures at art festivals in Ohio, retail in malls at Christmas in the DC area, four summers at Myrtle Beach, winter in Miami Beach and resorts in the Dominican Republic. For many years she had a full-time job as a decorative painter and just doing caricatures on weekends at parties. When she became a mom, that became too much work so she began just doing caricature party/event work. Over the years, the caricature work has expanded into a full-time thing which still allows her to be Mommy, taxi, and take care of her rescue dogs.

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Drawing Speeds (drawing speeds are an indication of what the artist is capable of and are not guaranteed)

Traditional Caricatures:
  • B&W Body / Gag: 8-10 people per hour
  • Color Body / Gag: 5 people per hour


  • $130/hour, with a 2 hour minimum.

*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.

Karen J is also available as one of our:

Lively and Fun!
Karen was a hit with our employees, and her sketches were lively and fun. Several employees stood in Karen's line for a chance to have their picture done after seeing others she had drawn for others. We really appreciate Karen's work that night. Everyone seemed to really enjoy her!
Todd Porter - Receiving Manager at Costco
Everything went very well. Karen J was awesome and over half of the party took business cards. All my guests were very happy. I will use your company again.
Michele Nelson
Calm, Collected, and Fantastic!
Our event could not have gone better! Karen was fantastic. Working with seniors with dementia can be challenging, but Karen was calm and collected throughout the entire process. She even played along when I invited our Executive Director to have his portrait done by a "psychic" artist. I instructed him that he was to be thinking of his favorite pastime while Karen drew his portrait. I secretly told Karen to draw him as a hockey player. When his drawing was done, he was astonished that Karen had read his mind. The residents thought that it was all great fun! We will definitely be using your services in the future.
Mark Whitehead - Director of Activities at Encore at Turf Valley
Everyone enjoyed it!
Everything went fine! The kids all enjoyed it, and we had a steady, consistent line of them waiting to have their caricatures done.
Julie Marks - Eleanor Roosevelt High School
A huge hit!
The artist [Karen] was very professional and a huge hit!!!
Christy O. - Washington, DC
Very Popular!
The event was great! The caricature artist was so popular that we are probably going to have to book three for next year's Spring Fair. The lines were long, but patrons were patient when they saw the cool drawings that were being created of the children. We were thrilled to have About Faces Entertainment send their artists and for them to be such a success, contributing to the overall success of our event!
Karen S. - Parent Association of the Lab of Washington
Loved the artists!
Our guests loved the caricature artists (Karen J. and Mikey J.)! We'll gladly share some photos once we look through them. We were particularly pleased that both artists were able to stay a little longer and the scheduling worked well.
Kelly Weisiger
Incredible artist!
Karen is an incredible artist. She really captured the essence of each person in every picture. My guests were so excited about their pictures and even posted pictures of them on facebook for their other friends to see! Thanks so much for selecting her for our party. She did an awesome job and I will definitely recommend her and your company to friends.
Cathy Blair
LOVED the pictures!
Karen, to say that your art was a complete & total rousing success would be the understatement of the century J. The surgeons (and the employees especially!!) LOVED the pictures. I have a feeling they’re going to end up hanging in the Board Room. Thank you a million times over for your artistic genius and speed.
Pam Mitchell
We had a great time!
We had a great time with your entertainers. Karen, the caricaturist, did a great job and was very popular with our guests. We should have requested 2 caricaturists. Those that were able to be be drawn were very excited with the results. Overall, I think it was a successful time.
Kiva Bartlett, Human Resources Manager, The National Conference Center, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging
Loved it!
Karen was perfect for our sons 16th birthday event and really captured the personality of the teenage girls and boys at the party. They loved it. I would highly recommend her and would recommend About Faces as they accommodated me at the last minute. And by the way, I selected her from your web site based on the fact that her on-line portfolio showed caracatures of young people.
Niki Vanech
A hit!
We had your caricature artist, Karen, out to our Open House/Ribbon Cutting – and as always, her caricatures were a “hit”. She does a fantastic job, and we will always ask for her specifically for our next event.
Stacy Lensis, Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer - AKBD
We had a blast!
Thank you for providing us with the most professional and talented of caricaturists. We had a blast and Karen was a hit. She made certain that each of our guests got their picture drawn. Thank you, we couldn’t be more pleased and will definitely use your company again for any future events.
Kara Macleod
She is SO Talented!
I just wanted to say that we had the best experience ever with Karen (our caricature artist) on Saturday for my daughter's party. She is SO talented! Like Disney talented! Not only that, but she was so sweet with the girls! She really took the party to a whole new level! Thank you so much!
Renee C, Leesburg, VA

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Karen J will travel for an additional fee!