A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Atherton Arts
Atherton Arts

Atherton Arts

starting cost

Select a service
Zip code

It’s free, with no obligation to book

Introduction: My art is my life. I've been drawing professionally for over 25 years, doing Caricatures and Portraits in theme parks, zoos and aquariums throughout the country and private commissions as well. I have a skill set that can be used for live event entertainment, like Caricatures at a celebration or to create treasured moment in time with a Detailed Portrait sketch. Contact me and we can discuss the type of art that would suit your needs.

Hired 1 time

Serves Bedford, NH

Background checked

2 employees

2 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects
  • Dog Kennel Sketch

    Approx. $270

  • Nieman Marcus Event

    Approx. $750

Photos and Videos

8 photos


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

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


Betty G.

Kathy of Atherton Arts did a brown chalk for my SIL. It has her two current Tonkinese cats and one that had passed. Cousin Emma to my cat Petey. Needless to say, SIL and hubby were taken back with heartfelt emotions and so in love with the picture. Her work looked so lifelike. Ty so much Kathy. Hugs
Mar 16, 2021
Helene M.

The artistry and likeness was super, she made the subjects come to life, we just love her work and recommend it highly..... Great memories to keep of the people you love 💕
Mar 16, 2021
Christine C.

Kathy’s talent is remarkable. I asked if she could create a portrait of my son and daughter-in-law from a wedding picture. It was unbelievable how intricate the details were and how precise the sketch was in comparison to the photo. It was absolutely beautiful.
Feb 13, 2021
Jamie S.

Kathy is an amazing artist! Her quality is superb and you will 100% enjoy your custom piece! Very fast turn around, solid packaging for shipment, and great customer interaction. Excited to share this gorgeous portrait woth my family!
Feb 10, 2021
Diane A.

Great suggestions after looking a many pictures. Really captured the likeness of the people in the pictures
Feb 10, 2021
Background Check

Kathleen Ruiz Atherton


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Event hourly pricing is per artist per hour (when hourly is indicated). at caricature events we can draw a black and white face in 3 minutes and a color face in about 6 minutes. Black and white faces are the quickest way to accommodate a large crowd. Side view pastel portraits can be done in about 5-6 minutes a face and are in color as well. If it is a single drawing, price indicated is for the drawing itself.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been drawing caricatures and portraits professionally for over 20 years, in Theme parks, zoos and aquariums throughout the country. I have trained countless artists in this field and have drawn people from all over the world.

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

    I've always been able to draw and when I was hired as a Caricature and portrait artist at a Theme Park in San Antonio, Tx , they trained me how to break down the drawing and do it quickly. I've been doing it ever since.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.