Edd Travers
Edd Travers Caricaturist

About Me

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope you'll enjoy looking at the selection of my art on display from commission and event work to my 'Edd's Heads' celebrity renderings. Should you wish to commission a piece of artwork or hire me to draw guests at your event, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'll be happy to offer further information on prices, procedures, availability and answer any other questions or queries you may have. Hope to hear from you soon!

Here is some background information about the man behind the art....

I have drawn all my life and always had a keen interest in all things caricature and cartoon art related. After leaving Glasgow College of Building and Printing with an HND in illustration in 1997, my monthly slot of caricaturing student stereotypes for the college magazine fuelled my imagination and desire to do caricatures for a living.

After college, various jobs followed and I gained invaluable experience through them, working with the public and so on, all the while keeping up with the sketches in my spare time. I had a healthy obsession for drawing, and my sketchbook and pencils went everywhere with me... I'd even try to secretly observe and sketch fellow passengers on buses in and around Glasgow on my travels to work and so on. A risky business indeed - (especially on late buses at night!) -  but a valuable learning experience nonetheless!

In 2003 I became more serious about drawing as a career and I began to focus my attentions on commission work, character design, celebrity caricatures and live event caricaturing. Along the way I collaborated with a small, Glasgow based studio group of self employed caricaturists doing just that.

The main achievement of my time with the studio group was contributing artwork to an exhibition of 'Scottish Celebrity' caricatures which ran at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh for 3 months in 2006. 

I left the studio group the following year in 2007 to set up business as a caricaturist / cartoonist / illustrator under my own name and launched this website in May that same year. I strived to improve my drawing skills and worked hard particularly to develop my style of drawing for live events. I was inspired by the best caricaturists in the business and I really wanted to 'raise the bar' and surpass expectations of what a live caricaturist could do at any given event here in Scotland. I didn't want to just be 'average'. In time I developed a strong, clean, crisp style of exaggerating likenesses. Since then, my work rapidly became extremely popular and very much in demand. Over the last few years I have established myself as Scotland's leading and most sought after live event caricaturist.

In 2010 I debuted my first solo collection of celebrity caricatures in an exhibition entitled 'Edd's Heads Famous Faces Caricatured' in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow, at the Auld Kirk Museum, the principal museum for East Dunbartonshire. The exhibition ran for a month and was featured in the national press. The exhibition was extremely popular with visitors from the local area and some who came from far and wide across the central belt of Scotland, not to mention one or two from overseas! I was absolutely delighted with the reception my exhibition received and the whole event was all the more special as it took place in my home town.

Whilst the exhibition ran, I demonstrated the art of 'live caricature' to children and visitors at the Auld Kirk as part of the 'Big Draw - Campaign for Drawing' nationwide event in a bid to encourage and inspire people of all ages to have a go at some good old fashioned drawing. It was the second year in a row I'd been involved in the project. The response from people was fantastic and we all had a lot of fun!

These days I continue to move forward and continue to pursue new challenges and opportunities. I regularly travel all over the country doing live caricatures at weddings, parties and events as well as producing gift caricatures from photographs and artwork for projects within the public and private sectors. My work has been published in national newspapers and I continue to produce caricatures of famous faces in my own unique style, collectively entitled 'Edd's Heads'.

Some previous clients who have used my services: STV Glasgow, Glasgow City College, The Big Draw, Clyde Valley Hog, BBC Alba, HBOS Plc, Lloyds Bank Plc, The Advance Group, Edinburgh Colleges, County Durham Fire Service,The Magic Agency, The Rok Group, The Big Partnership, SAS Events, The Coast Festival Girvan, Maximillion Events, BBC Scotland, Agripa Solutions, Tennant Participation Advisory Service, Mother India Restaurant, Davidsons Animal Feeds, Irwin and Mitchell Solicitors, Culture and Sport Glasgow, South Ayrshire Council, Alzheimers Scotland, Go Greener Events, Tollcross Leisure Centre, Barrhead Leisure Centre, East Dumbartonshire Council, The Sunday Mail, Strathclyde University, Homecoming Scotland, Prudential, Scottish Water Solutions, Glasgow Caledonia University and many, many more....

I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank my family, friends, customers and the random well wishers for all the compliments and kind messages of support I have received since launching this website. Massive thanks to those who contributed photographs and testimonials also. All much appreciated. Respect, respect, respect!

As for the future, I plan to continue to improve my skills and continue to grow and develop as an artist; have fun and to keep doing what makes others and myself very happy....Anything to avoid a 'proper job!'

 I live in Kirkintilloch near Glasgow with my wife, 2 kids and border collie dog. Thanks for reading.

Edd Travers.

Email address: eddsheads@hotmail.co.uk

The artwork that appears within this site is copyright of Edd Travers © unless otherwise stated. No use of any images, in replication in part or in whole is permitted without the copyright holders written consent.

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