Meet our Instructors: Deb Donnelly

Deb_introDeb Donnelly is the owner of Giggles Caricatures by Deb and Tailtoons Pet Caricatures along with an online store where she has been creating caricatures of pets and people for the last seven years.

Headquartered in the Western Suburbs Deb does commissioned caricatures from photos as well as providing live entertainment with whimsical humorous drawings at a variety of events that include corporate functions, private parties and special events.

Her work has been featured in The Daily Herald, The Naperville Sun and other local publications. Her artwork hangs in private homes across the country.

In addition to operating a business as a full time artist Deb has extensive experience in graphic design. She has instructed a Watercolor Journaling class at a community college as well as an online class.

Deb has always kept a sketchbook and a journal but it was not until combining the two that it became a passion.

Deb is skilled in a various artist expressions including scrimshaw, life portraits, murals, commercial art and children’s book illustration.

At the seminar this summer she will teach Workshop 9: Enhanced Sketching – Mingling Watercolor with Words

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Deb may be the first caricature artist we’ve had in Usk Chicago – watch out for a great rendering  if you get paired up with her for portraits!

See more of Deb’s work online:

Giggles Caricatures by Deb Donnelly

Tailtoon Pet Caricature Portraits on Facebook

The Caricature Shoppe on Etsy


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