In 2012 I was invited by the Sacramento Youth Symphony(SYS) to attend rehearsals and sketch the promising, young musicians while they played. The sketches were framed and exhibited at the SYS annual fundraiser, with 50% of the proceeds benefitting the symphony and music education programs in Sacramento. Working with the symphony was a rewarding experience that has since inspired my participation with many community organizations' fundraising events. If your organization is looking for original artwork to promote your benefit/auction or to have a live sketch artist perform at your event, please contact me by email for rates and availablity.
My caricature sketches are unlike those typically found at a fair or carnival. Instead of exaggerating the portrait to a comic or grotesque effect, I use dancing lines to capture the playful essence of a person. These portrait sketches are usually done in under 10 minutes, accommodating anyone (including children) who may have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time. If you are looking for a unique, fun, and engaging performance for your private party or public event, I can be hired at $60/hour (+ travel expenses from Portland, OR) and guests can keep their drawing as a souvenir. Please contact me by email for schedule availability and/or to book a caricature artist for your special event.
I approach each commission as a collaboration between artist and client, keeping my clients intimately involved in the painting process (with images of concept sketches and stages in the painting's progress) and making sure that finishing touches meet approval before considering the painting complete. My commissioned paintings are often created to commemorate an event such as a celebration of life ceremony, wedding, retirement, graduation, anniversary, or birth. Each portrait is unique and tailored to fit your budget. Pricing depends upon size, number of portraits, details, background complexity, etc. For more information about how to commission a painting, see more examples of artwork, and/or to receive a free quote please visit my portrait commissions website at www.portraitsbybrooke.com