I am a man of few words...the end!  But... if I must talk about myself, I have been drawing since before I can remember, which isn't saying much because I forget a lot. Don't believe me?  Ask my wife...what's her name?   I guess I should talk about my education and my life as an artist. I studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.-earned my B.A. (not B.S.) in commercial illustration, but my real education came from drawing live caricatures at one of Chicago's top tourist attractions -Navy Pier.  I must have drawn a million faces and made 999,865 laugh.  (Can't win them all!)  

   I'' have been entertaining with my caricatures since 2001.  I really love what I do.  I get to interact with a lot of different people, break the most grumpy faces and watch their true self come out. It's a powerful thing!!!     The greatest pleasure I get is to hear when clients frame their caricatures, hang them in their home and chuckle every time they see it. Another client has rows of her daughter's caricatures displayed on their family room wall, showing her grow through the years. I am humbled to see that I am part of families' special traditions of life. 

   I thank my family. :  my wife, my business manager, my daughter, photographer and videographer and my son, my social media marketer. I wouldn't be where I am today without them. I plan to continue growing, learning and spreading laughter throughout the world.  

                               - Adam Belmares

  

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ADAMIZE

could be YOURS!!!

What  Is  " Adamize  It " ? 

"A friend once asked me to create a piece of artwork for him.   He then added, "Do whatever it is you do best - ADAMIZE IT!"   'Adamize It'  is that special something I like to put into every art piece that I create. "

- Adam Belmares

 

So, if you want a caricature done from an artist who executes his work using a perfect balance of speed, likeness and humor, then you are ready to...

"I met with Adam.  I showed him what I wanted to have done. He said it was quite doable.  We first met on a Monday and the following Monday we met again with the finished caricatures.  When my family started opening their Christmas gifts, the first Caricature got so many oohs and aahs and everyone was laughing so hard. As each person would receive one, we all laughed harder and harder,  comparing who looked the cutest and who looked the funniest.  It was easy to guess who's who,  as Adam caught even the tiniest facial features, I hadn't noticed.  To make a long story short, we loved the finished products and now know who to call when we need anything of the kind. Honest, prompt and especially kind.  Thanks Adam - we all love the caricatures.  Hope to see you again soon." 

-  Marge Kenealy

Plainfield, IL

December 2017

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