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Birthday Party Caricatures

Caricatures are a great idea for birthday parties. They are enjoyed by all ages and make great “treat bag” take home gifts. They are more of a keepsake than a bag of candy and dollar store toys!

This is a photo of the older siblings of the birthday girl. A nice treat for them as well.

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Caricatures are a great idea for birthday parties

Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at EPS Victim Services Unit Advocates Volunteer Appreciation

Edmonton Police Service Victim Services Unit Advocates held it’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and I was lucky enough to be asked to draw caricatures. An afternoon of talking with people who volunteer on the Crisis Line, go out to council and care for victims of violence, help grieving families in any way they can, etc. Amazing people. When groups of people said they wanted to be drawn with their “team” it was pretty special. They support others and they support each other. There definitely are good people out there in our world. Here are just a few of them and the caricature I drew for them today…

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon



Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at City Hall Plaza for FCM in Edmonton

I drew caricatures in the front of City Hall for the Mayor’s Reception for the FCM Conference (Federation of Canadian Municipalities). It is an annual event held in different locations in Canada and the largest Canadian gathering of elected municipal leaders. I was really proud of my city, Edmonton, and the nice reception put on by the organizers. Danny Hooper and his band played and sang. It seemed very fitting because Danny Hooper is an Edmonton institution! Food, drink and caricature artists. It was a really interesting night meeting people from all over the country. New Brunswick, Toronto, Nunavut and my personal favourites … my aunt and uncle! My uncle is a Councillor in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

It was perhaps my most successful line of people waiting in the respect that I could hear people talking to each other. Introducing themselves and asking where the other person was from. I think I should put a “Talk To Each Other” rule in all my future line ups! People didn’t mind waiting because they were having good conversations.

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My Uncle at the FCM 2015 in Edmonton


Edmonton Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo" 2015

DREAMNIGHT AT THE ZOO a very special event that happens each year on the first Friday in June. Families that need to use the local children’s hospital come to the zoo to enjoy a special evening. Face painters, caricaturists, performers of all kinds, yummy treats and enjoying the animals at the zoo. This was my 5th or 6th year volunteering my services and it’s my favourite drawing event of the year. The families are fabulous - the parents, the kids that need the hospital and their siblings.

This first little guy gave me about a dozen different fun smiles every time I looked up at him from my paper. What a cutie! He’s loved his puppy every since he was a baby so how could I not include him!

The second and third photo is of one of favourite families. They come and see me each year. It’s an honour and a treat to watch the girls grow up. And such warmth and friendly parents.

These kids became cuter and cuter by the minute. Such special moments with each one of them. I wish all the Stollery families much joy and healthy times ahead.

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"

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Caricatures at "Dreamnight at the Zoo"


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for Landmark Homes Open House in Edmonton

I was set up in the spacious kitchen of one of the Landmark show homes drawing caricatures for people looking to purchase a new home. The lighting was nice and bright, seated right by a window with some breeze. The afternoon went by quickly with a nice stream of people for me to draw.

Check out just some of my favourite drawings from the day.

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Caricatures for Landmark Homes Open House

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Caricatures for Landmark Homes Open House

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Caricatures for Landmark Homes Open House


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell