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As a caricature artist, Joel’s task is to entertain the subject (and gathered audience) while creating a work of art that captures the likeness with gentle humor — more flattery than insult.
“Joel provides a unique form of entertainment. While drawing caricatures of our guests he is able to capture their personality as well! What a treat for us all!— Jane W. Johns, Club Member Services & Events, The Speedway Club, Charlotte Motor Speedway
“Joel’s work has been a signature statement for our restaurant from day one. In truth our bar wouldn’t be the same without them. We have ten of his pieces currently hanging and plan to commission more as the years go on. Each piece is meticulously detailed and shows a level of skill rarely found today. I can’t count the number of times I have seen guests admiring them. He is a pleasure to work with and is a consummate professional. I would recommend his work for whatever your needs! Thank you again Joel!”— Bryan Crossan, General Manager, Harry’s Grille & Tavern
“What do you get the man who has everything? A custom caricature (of course)! That’s exactly what we did for Jim Rogers, our retiring CEO. We enlisted Joel to create a piece that included the retiring exec and our other top leaders. Joel was SO easy to work with – especially on our tight schedule. He was able to capture our vision and improve upon it in ways we never could imagine. Our top leaders are still talking about how impressed they are with the final product.”— Lee Freedman, Corporate Communications, Duke Energy
“You a cool dude Joel — that was the best part of our night, bro!” — Tristan Arellano, Tanger Outlets
“I am Joel Kweskin’s biggest fan. Last spring I searched for the perfect birthday gift for a dear friend’s 40th birthday party and I decided to think outside the box. Suddenly it came to me to commission an artist to draw a picture of my friend. Little did I know I would find one of the best caricature artist in America. The original picture was blown up to poster size and everyone wrote their well wishes along the border. Not only was it a tremendous hit at the party but to me it ( WAS) the party. When the guest walked in and saw the picture they laughed and started making jokes about the birthday boy. At the end of the party, each guest received an 8×11 copy on cardstock which had a thank you note added to the bottom and he autographed each one as though he was a star. Just commissioned a new picture for my cousin’s birthday party in a couple of weeks. Thanks Joel for making my gift the life of the party!” — Elaine Leo
“Joel, thank you so much for all your contributions to the success of a great event at Carolina Pad. Everyone that had their caricature done really loved the idea. Both Clay and Bill were pleased with the event and thought that having you there doing caricatures of al;l our staff and families was a nice touch. Thanks for making me look good. Helps keep me in business.” — Rhonda York, MS-Executive Coaching, PCC, BCC
“Joel, thank you very much! You were a big hit. I wish I had gotten another hour. Lots more people wanted a drawing as time went on. You made for an even cooler party.”— Eric Sprouse, Owner, Dilworth Billiards
“Joel drew caricatures for the guests at our wedding and he was a huge hit! He was great to work with from start to finish. He has a great personality and he was on time, professional, and great with all of our guests. There was a line of guests from start to finish, we even ended up hiring him for more time because so many people wanted Joel to draw them. Joel is a very talented artist, he was able to capture each person’s personality and it was great to watch him work. Guests took their drawings at the end of the night and some said they were even going to get them framed and hang them. I would definitely recommend Caricatures by Joel for any event!!” — Lindsay Bonsignore, Bride
“I was working in Paris and, on a Saturday excursion, I visited an area of over 100 artists (one location) offering caricatures and portraits for passerbys. It was easy to compare one to another vs. the client, and easy to see the skill difference. I have seen Joel’s caricature art at several Charlotte events and he offers high quality work that seems to have a mesmerizing effect on all who watch. He also has great skills in working with the subject. Joel is tops on my list among caricature artists!”— Barry Pruitt, afC, ABRCCI, Management Consulting
“Joel Kweskin is not only a talented caricature artist, he is one of the nicest people to know. Joel is fun to work with, and he has mastered bringing joy to others through the fun-artistry of his extraordinary caricatures!”— Amy T. Wiegand, Associate Publisher, Charlotte Wedding Magazine
“Joel, thank YOU! Tremendous job today. I think you stole the show! Thanks for a great event!” — John Cheshier, Regional Sales Manager, Iowa Mold Tooling Co.
“Always a guest favorite, Joel and his caricatures are the absolute best around. I wouldn’t think to call anyone else for this type of entertainment.”— Alyse Meyers, Managing Director-Charlotte, Sterling Events Group
“Joel’s unique ability in capturing personalities in his drawings — whether it’s children, adults, bride and groom…or even animals — blows me away every time! To watch the
process of how much fun, emotion and excitement that is captured with his art is something that everyone should experience. I have been a part of many weddings and events throughout the years, and his ability to create a lifelong memory is magical! I would highly recommend his caricature art services to anyone looking to add another dimension to their event. Sincere thanks!”— Carlie Halstead, The Michael Catlow Group
“I have known Joel for several years as the caricature artist with the great personality. He is well known in our industry not only for his amazing artistic ability, but his quick wit and humor. Anyone looking for a great entertainment addition to their event should consider hiring Joel. Your guests will thank you.”— Gail Ciriello Buff, Owner, Cheesecake Etc.
“Joel is a wonderful caricature artist. I use the custom caricature he did for me for all my social media websites because it is unique and different. I appreciate his attention to details and everyone says my caricature looks just like me!”— Robert Christopher, Robert Christopher Photography
“We held an after-hours event at our hotel for the Chamber of Commerce. Joel did
caricatures for us and added so much to the meeting. People gathered around as
he drew different caricatures. He is hilarious! Chamber members have told me many times how much fun they had at our event. Usually people leave early…but not that night, as much of the fun and laughter were due to Joel. He drew my caricature, as well. It’s something to be saved. I put it in my office and when I see it, it is a constant reminder of the event, not to be forgotten!”— Christina Peterson, Director of Sales, Country Inn & Suites, Charlotte
“Joel is as entertaining as the cartoons he draws. He has done several cartoons for me and
my DJ’s and I always feel that it helps my business grow. Joel is certainly a class act as a representative and entertaining member of our industry.”— Roy Rosen, Deejay, Roy Rosen Productions
“Joel is an extraordinarily talented and insightful caricature artist. He’s able to envision, and then create cartoons that encapsulate the essence of a situation that viewers can relate to and be entertained by. He has the ability to look at an everyday situation, find the humor in it, and convey that humor in an engaging and memorable way. The cartoon project that Joel has been doing for my company has been extremely popular!”— Leslie Kane, Editorial Director, Medscape/WebMD
“Joel is not only a gifted caricature artist, but is personable and comical. As corporate event planners, we always add an ‘element of unique,’ and Joel is a great resource when the event calls for guest interaction.”— Kymberly Brantigan, President, The Charlotte Destination Group
“We love Joel’s work. And we love his professionalism and fun personality.”— Holly Lunn, Event Coordinator, Extravaganza Events and Props
“I love the custom caricature Joel did of my son and me, which is front and center on my office wall. Thank you for giving us a wonderful memory! His charm and sense of humor made it an even more memorable evening! Joel’s a real mensch!”— Karen Hund, CEO, House of Hund
“Working with Joel is as amazing as his caricatures. He was able to capture the inner me in the form of a caricature to the point it now graces my profile and promotional advertisement.”— Pamela Howard, President, Howard & Howard Event Planners
“I love Joel’s beautiful and fun art creations. He has a wonderful, kind energy which makes him fit in with any audience. Thank you for sharing your work with the NAWP!”— Marsha Pruitt, The Event Host; Past President, Charlotte chapter, National Association of Wedding Professionals
“Dr. Schwieterman cracked up when our CEO presented him with his “Maverick” custom caricature; he loved it. All the other gifts given out were more typical — engraved clocks and art glass sculptures. But Bill’s was unique…like him. Thanks, Joel!”— Linda Anthony, Chelsea Therapeutics
“When we have worked with Joel in the past he has always been interactive and great to work with. He makes sure to keep you entertained as he does his thing. Working with him is always a pleasure. He is a true artist and it’s always a great treat to get a custom caricature done by him.”— Vinny Esposito, Founder and President, Split Second Sound and DJ Services