Martinus van Tee is a caricature artist who specialises in classy black and white caricatures at weddings, corporate events and parties. He produces 20 spot-on caricatures per hour; a speed unsurpassed by anyone in South Africa.
Caricatures are great personal mementoes of your event, but above all, they provide fun entertainment as friends and family gather round to laugh and comment as the sketches take form.
Each guest is captured in pen and ink in three minutes flat.
Monograms, dates and messages can be printed beforehand to brand the pages with your unique wedding favour.
With 17 years’ experience as a caricature artist, Martinus van Tee has entertained thousands of guests at hundreds of events throughout South Africa. Top musicians, comedians and other celebs have been at the mercy of his pen at various launch parties, corporate functions and television appearances.
Martinus can also be commissioned to paint caricatures from photos, which make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.
His work has appeared in Heat magazine, Beeld, and Rapport, as well as various educational children’s books for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Heinemann.
His clients include Absa, Standard Bank, Mini, BMW, Virgin, Microsoft, EMC, Nedbank, CTM, Santam, Sure Travel, and Mugg and Bean among others.
When not sketching caricatures at events, Martinus creates animated cartoons, illustrates and paints, and works as a voice-over artist. His animated short film ‘Best Bud Blues’ was screened at animation festivals all over Europe. He is currently working on his next film.
Martinus lives in Stellenbosch with his wife Natasha and their little dog Jeff.