Artist Puts New Face on Corporate Events

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Caricature artist, Steve Hartley, entertains and attracts crowds at tradeshows, corporate events, and private parties by quickly drawing fun, amusing caricatures of attendees.

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Pacific Northwest caricature artist Steve Hartley puts a new face on corporate events, trade shows, and private parties. Hartley entertains and attracts crowds wherever he goes by quickly rendering caricatures of tradeshow booth goers and party attendees. Corporations have found, by hiring the fun and outgoing Hartley, attendance at events increases, people have more fun, and they go away with a memorable keepsake that often displays a logo of the sponsoring company.

Hartley discovered a niche for his artistic talent that has blossomed into a going business. Five years ago, Hartley made a personal transformation and gave up his job as a video game graphics designer to pursue his dream and his art. He formed Muggshotz and became a full time caricature artist. “That’s just who I am,” says Harley, “Caricature art is the art that I absolutely love. I love people and I love having fun. I just couldn’t deny any longer where my heart was taking me.”

About Steven Hartley

Hartley is, unofficially, the world’s fastest caricature artist; having rendered 113 different caricatures in one hour at a specially staged speed event for a Washington State Restaurant Association convention. Being quick allows Hartley to accommodate the needs of large crowds that attend corporate events and fairs.

Venues vary. His art has him traveling the country and the world. Hartley has traveled as far as Germany to entertain at a major corporate event. A recent art commission was to create a wall-sized caricature of a retiring executive for a sendoff party. Over the past fourteen years, Hartley has been an entertainer for dignitaries at the VIP booth for the Lake Union Gas Works Park 4th of July celebration. He has been a favorite at the annual REI employee holiday party for the past twelve years and has spent hours at the Weyerhaeuser Co.’s annual picnic. 2006 is Hartley’s fifteenth year at Issaquah Salmon Days. He is a regular at the Puyallup Fair. People seek him out to get their piece of memorable take-home art. His caricature work provides entertainment for private parties and special occasions such as graduations and weddings. Muggshotz

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