| || RIP Paul Bocuse, who passed away in his sleep on Saturday 20th January 2018. Gastronomy is in mourning. |
This sketch was part of a series of famous chefs done a year ago, commissioned to decorate the walls of Jason Atherton's newly-opened restaurant, Hai Cenato. C'est la vie...
to my home-made website, and happy 2018! I'm
for hire; my
'ordinary' name is Alfie Deliss - but please, call me
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booked to draw at all kinds of occasions such as
corporate events, private
launches and lunches, "mix'n'mingling"
with guests and handing out lots of absolutely free
on-the-spot "lightning sketches" to
be taken home and framed, or
of course to
be used as dartboards.
immediately cotton on to and get
involved with what I'm up to - as
subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as spectators of the eye-popping likenesses taking shape in nothing flat, then with a few
wisecrack-assisted penstrokes are given lasting & unique
of your event - which they themselves just played a part in
One thing about
what I do is that I can never predict what a gig will
be like - some can be
quite surreal! I'm
fortunate to get the opportunity to
foster a sense of creative fun
in all sorts of weird & wonderful places.
best cara...caraciktcha I've ever
had! Out of all the caracikitchas I've ever
Wentworth Golf Club
All I need is
pen, paper and a smile (I can work with fake) to
mix'n'mingle during drinks, table-hop over dinners
(not literally), and sometimes find a good spot
where guests can come over and sit for me.
"Not bad! You should
think about doing it for a living!!"
Johnny Ball, genial
mathematical showman & television
From my London HQ's
nerve centre, I've
zigzagged to & from special events all across
professionally since 1999 ~
stranger to county-to-county trekking. As Southern
Rail groan over their blown Tannoys®
- "It's a tough
to do it!"
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Guests love giving their verdicts on my
portraits (I don't mind! *he says*),
congratulating each other when
they've come out well, or joyously ribbing
one-another over who looks peculiar, which
makes for giggly,
ad-libbed repartee, and in a funny old way
really brings people together.
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loved your "works of art". We were really impressed with the
jaw-dropping likenesses, long after you'd gone they were making the rounds to howls of laughter.
Geoff & Lucy,
"Thanks for last night
Alfie, Kim was touched to be given
such a great memento of her ten years
with the team at Hilton. Everyone had
fun & thought it was a brilliant
(about a leaving gift done for her colleagues at
their local bar)
Most of my
caricatures are of "singletons", but
naturally sometimes couples & groups wish to be immortalised together. As long as I
can be sure of not getting too tied up with one set of guests I'm
If you like I can preprint graphics and/or
a message of your choice onto
each sheet of
paper I use ~ to mark the occasion, distinguish a brand, convey the
ethos of a campaign, or simply to add a stylish personal touch.
I draw on
super-heavy A4 laser paper, and present each and
caricature inside a free clear splash-proof
top'n'side-opening plastic document folder,
which gets rolled up and
her a body like Baywatch ~ and a face like Crimewatch!!"
(heartily bellowed at me from the other end
of the room by a fellow at a Warburtons Bakery event)
there to please, not to punish! With some people, whatever I draw the real thing is always
funnier! In all sreiousness though,
truth is by nature I favour ladies,
capturing genuine likenesses
that are fun, but often quite kind.
It's the gentlemen who
supply me with comedy raw material, simply by
being naturally amusing.
is it he does again?"
use of pinpoint accuracy to establish the
relative proportions, then only as much broad-brush
exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or
effect, my caricatures skip
a not-so-fine line between realism & farce.
Picking up on and highlighting those unique fleeting
facial expressions that are characteristic of a
person, I create
so fantastically convincing they look
more like you than you!!
"live" caricatures suit any occasion (although
I've not worked at a séance -
yet...) ~ Here are the three types of event that I sketch at the
attend more weddings than anything else. I brighten the mood and provide
favours/keepsakes, by adapting to your
reception - be it by mix'n'mingling during
drinks, winding my
way around and entertaining the wedding breakfast tables,
and when things become more of a party
I'm very much in demand.
"Even superb wedding photographs
can’t capture the sides to you that Mr Sketchum's
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at the end!
parties mean I can methodically "work the room" and
get a general buzz going. Smaller gatherings are
a treat, as they're good-natured affairs where
I'm amongst family, friends and colleagues
who'll get on famously anyway, but with a
like me there doing eye-pleasers, they have a
Business people love to
let off steam efficiently and productively. As
well as adding a very human touch to organised
events with - the best ice-breaker of all -
laughter, I supply talking points, personalised freebies
(branded if that's useful) and
function as a marketing tool
by helping clients create events which
simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of
their services, and reflect well on their
"Could you please stop flaring your
nostrils at me just for a few seconds?!"
sweet! I put my face in your hands!"
jewellery sale, his place
took my first booking
to sketch at a
and Spinster Ball"
whilst still studying at
Thanks to the
of carousing Débs
and their potted Delights
amid the chaos wasn't boring
and soon, *ahem*, my magnetic personality rose
to the fore.
with eighteen years' full-time experience
as a "live" (on-the-spot/not dead yet)
caricature artist for hire,
delightfully wicked sketches, and an incredibly
pleasant, modest personality, I've achieved total mastery at the fine Art
of...getting out of the way of waiters!
"Find a job you love and you'll never have to
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prompt response please use the enquiry form
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available on request
Fluent French & German spoken ~
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Streatham, Twickenham, Wembley, Windsor, Greenford,
West End, W1, WC, EC, Soho, City,
Hertfordshire, Herts, Buckinghamshire, Bucks,
East Sussex, West Sussex...Outer
Mongolia..er..and..ah...eureka!...the entire known ~ or unknown ~ multiverse!
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