Lars-Erik R - Florida Caricature Artists
Lars started doodling his teachers and copying his favorite comic book characters at an early age of 8 years old. He used to escape the cold living of Sweden, where he lived from 1979-89, by constantly staying inside creating his art! The quick drawing and painting style for Lars is credited to his early involvement in the 80’s Hip-Hop movement, where he did break dancing, experimented with the music, and was mostly attracted to the graffiti art scene.
Lars later moved to Florida, USA with his father and his father was the one that recommended that he should go to Ringling College of Art and Design to earn his BFA in Illustration in 1994. While in a figure class, there was a fellow artist named Tim McKenna who told him that he could draw Caricatures and have some fun, but mostly make a buck or two.
When he graduated college and got married, he started struggling trying to do his full time freelance illustrations. He was allowed to draw Caricatures of guests waiting to eat at Lovelock’s Seafood House on Clearwater beach on weekends. Soon he started working as a chef in corporate cafeterias so that he could do live gigs and retail Caricatures.
Short there after, Lars set up retail booths at Pier 60 Sunset Festival on Clearwater Beach, where he still works occasionally. He has built clients all over the country, and the world, by performing his Art-Tainment (live Caricatures). He has a show that is very interactive where he is able show his passion of his art, that is intertwined with finding out what his guest’s passions are! So if you want a professional, entertaining, and a unique artist experience, book Lars for your event!
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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: 10-12 people per hour
- Color Body / Gag: 6-8 people per hour
- $150/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.
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