With a Cambridge art school background, Luisa Calvo is a leading well travelled UK caricaturist and pioneer of digital caricatures, keeping up with all the latest technology and happily taking on new and exciting challenges.
After art school Luisa began her career as an artist by working as a portrait artist in St Tropez. She then worked her way round Europe for 3 years before discovering a passion for caricature whilst working in the Canary Islands. The freedom to stretch her imagination and the sociable fun atmosphere created by doing live caricature work suited her sociable disposition, whilst her grounding in portraiture has perfected her ability to capture likenesses along with an in depth understanding of various shading techniques and use of colour.
Luisa has worked as a caricaturist throughout Europe and the UK and speaks fluent Spanish. Luisa is now based in London and Peterborough but continues to travel far and wide, including regular tradeshow bookings for digital caricatures all over Europe.
Caricaturist to the stars
Luisa has shown her talent at all manner of private and public functions. During her European travels, she made a four month daily TV appearance, in which she sketched celebrities while they were being interviewed, including HRH Prince Phillip of Spain. Luisa has drawn a long list of celebrities and was delighted to be chosen to entertain the guests at Des O’Conner’s wedding in 2007 and Michelle Keegan & Mark Wright’s wedding in 2015.
BBC Track Record
The BBC were quick to spot Luisa’s ability, and commissioned her work for various productions including ‘Jonathan Creek’, ‘One foot in the grave’ and ‘Beasts’.
She has also appeared in front of the BBC cameras when interviewed about her work, and she produced the magnificent mural for the National Television Awards 2000 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Traditional & Digital
Apart from over 25 years experience as a traditional on-the-spot pen & ink caricaturist, Luisa has always been fascinated by new technology and has been well known as an established expert in digital caricatures for over 10 years.
Humour, Talent, Style and Charm
Look no further – Luisa’s expert professionalism, humour, talent and charm are guaranteed to delight and impress your guests at your next event!
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