Caricaturist – Barrie James Art

North East’s Premiere Caricaturist – Barrie James

Barrie is an expert caricaturist who will have your guests in stitches with his quick fire caricatures and sense of humour. Not only giving the recipient a great memento of the day, but also providing hilarious entertainment for the many on looking guests too!

Holding a Masters degree (MA) in Concept Art, Barrie has been working as a professional illustrator and community artist for more than 10 years. In 2013 Barrie began doing live caricatures for events and has never looked back!

Live Caricatures for Wakes and Events

Live Caricatures

Barrie James is one of the top caricaturists in the North East and Border Regions. He is able to produce one quality caricature every 5 mins.

Either working from an easel or mingling with your guests he will draw between 12-14 caricatures per hour, either individually or groups of 2-4. His work speaks for itself and clients have often commended that the finished products are good enough to be framed.

Previous clients include:
Fenwicks, Tesco, Royal Bank of Scotland, TNT Shipping, Avery Dennison, Arts Development Newcastle, University of Durham, After Adoption, Headways Charity, Grosvenor Casino, Neural Pathways,

Price: £225 – £275

Caricatures for Funeral

Barrie’s quick sense of humour and witty portraits are an excellent way to get the party atmosphere going and he is particularly talented at working with children.

Childrens Caricaturist

Good enough to be framed.



Mail Order Service

Get an original caricature by simply supplying me with some good clear photos.
Caricatures can be as simple or as complex as you like from single faces to multiple family members and pets.
Black and white pictures from only £14.50
Colour pictures from only £39.50
£4.50 P&P

Try out some caricatures of your own!

Learn a new skill and poke fun while you do it!  Caricature taster sessions are a hilarious way to get together, team build and mock each others foibles.

Classes are £120 for 2 hours – Ages: 7 – 107 ! – Group Size 6-12

Barrie James
The North Easts Premiere Caricaturist
T: 07853141916


“A fine artist & specimen of a man; great facial hair with a devilish twist of humour that’s expressed in his drawings.” Rob

“Good laugh..good fun…good crack and great artwork! Takes pride of place on my wall!” Kelly

“Barrie drew caricatures of us for our wedding, hilarious entertainment it really made the evening of off with a swing: Jade

“The most fun you can have with a pencil in the North East! “ Kirsten