— With Profound Apologies to Norman Rockwell —
Artist Dennis Porter has drawn
well over 300,000 faces (and counting),
entertaining with live quick-sketches at
thousands of parties, trade shows and other functions
in more than forty years as a professional caricature artist.
Porter served honorably in the US Army
and has worked as a newspaper reporter,
columnist and editor. Along the way he has
written five books and a play or two,
been a professional public speaker
and failed miserably at standup comedy.
A lightning fast, fun and upbeat caricature artist,
Porter’s Quick-Sketches are
much in demand as party entertainment,
convention booth entertainment
and trade show entertainment.
His drawings have appeared on television,
in newspapers, books and magazines.
“One of my most fun jobs was drawing actors in plays
as they performed on stage for publication in
The Dayton City Paper,” Porter said. “It was great fun
to try and draw the look and feel
of those talented actors who were striving to give
us great theatre experiences. Fabulous!”
Artist Dennis Porter has been featured
on every television station in the Dayton area.
In other TV efforts, he hosted “MEET THE KIDS,”
drawing young patients at Children’s Medical Center.
The show gave children facing tough issues a moment
of fun and a chance to appear on television.
Another was hosting “TALENT With Dennis Porter,”
on local TV featuring gifted young performers
demonstrating their skills in the arts.
Clients are often surprised to find Porter’s live sketching
works well at children’s birthday parties,
regardless of age. Dennis has drawn at
a child’s FIRST birthday party on occasion. Really!
Mr. Porter said his wife Diane is the secret weapon
in the success of their business.
“A terrific partner! Diane is a genius at
business issues — and I am NOT!
She does all the hard stuff, and I just
have to draw. What a great deal!”