Cat Xu Art
Cat Xu Art

Cat Xu Art

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$150/hour
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Introduction: My mission is to create art that celebrates the people in your heart. My style is realistic and flattering because I seek to capture everybody's best selves. I've been in business serving the Bay Area for over 10 years. My art revolves around faces, which I paint in watercolor fine art and also draw through traditional caricatures. I can take commissions remotely, based on photos -- see my project examples, and feel free to ask. Thank you for stopping by!
Overview

Hired 31 times

11 similar jobs done near you

Background checked

1 employee

14 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

Featured Projects

20 photos

  • Caricature Commission

    Caricaturing

  • Wedding Portrait Commission

    Portrait Artistry

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Excellent 4.9

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Dave B.
Feb 27, 2022
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Cat visited our Cub Pack and did caricature sketches for all 10 of our Cub Scouts. The Cubs, and adults enjoyed watching her work and appreciated having sketches to take home at the end of the evening.

Details: 25 guests or fewer • Special event / party • Black and white

Cat Xu Art's reply
Thanks for your review, Dave. It was wonderful to sketch the Cubs and families at this year’s banquet!
Caricaturing
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Sri K.
Nov 1, 2021
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Cat was awesome in helping plan and delivering on my surprise proposal for my partner! Her drawing was perfect and captured exactly what I had mind. She was also a great actor in helping out with the actual surprise! 100% recommend to anyone looking for great caricatures.

Details: 25 guests or fewer • Special event / party • Full color

Cat Xu Art's reply
Thank you, and congratulations on the engagement!!
Caricaturing
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Althea L.
May 5, 2022
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We hired Cat for our wedding.. she was very easy to communicate with and showed up promptly with all her items ready to go. She was very accommodating working the hours we needed. She did an example of her art for us prior to our wedding so we could use her example on a display board for our guests to see. We are so glad she was able to make our day even more special. We would most definitely hire her again for any occasion!

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Wedding • Spot color

Cat Xu Art's reply
Thank you for having me at your wedding, and for your kind review! I'm so glad the guests enjoyed their drawings!!
Caricaturing
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Vivian B.
Dec 21, 2021
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Hired Cat for our holiday party and she was awesome! Arrived 30 minutes before her start time and even stayed an extra hour cause our team liked her so much. She's very talented and I'd hire her again. Highly recommend. Thanks Cat!

Details: 51 - 100 guests • Corporate / office event • Spot color

Cat Xu Art's reply
Thanks for having me at your company event! Glad everyone loved their drawings ✨ happy holidays!
Caricaturing
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Nikki n.
Dec 19, 2021
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Cat was very easy to coordinate with prior to the event. She was a great energy at the party and did amazing drawings. We enjoyed having her and the guests were so excited to leave with a drawing !

Details: 25 guests or fewer • Birthday party • Full color

Cat Xu Art's reply
Thank you for having me at this beautiful birthday/holiday party! It was my pleasure to draw for your guests 🎊Happy holidays!
Caricaturing
Credentials
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Cathy Xu

FAQs

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I’ve been keen on drawing and painting from a young age, and was recruited by a caricature company through my art program. Pros in the industry put me through a caricature bootcamp, and I was working as a live artist during summers between school. It’s a passion I’ve taken with me for decades.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I caricature live for birthday parties, corporate events, marriage proposals, weddings, and for guests at a theme park. I also draw based off photos, to commemorate anniversaries, holidays, and special occasions. I’ve drawn people of all backgrounds and ages, from toddlers to adults and everyone in between!

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Caricatures are as much about the process as they are about the final artwork! Make sure your artist is friendly, conversationalist, and able to put your guests at ease during a 5-10 minute sketch; otherwise the drawings won’t capture the person’s warmth and personality.

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