“Our faces are not for us, but for the rest of the world to look upon. We exist on the other side of our face, as if gazing through a window of wonderment.”

                                                                                 - Anon.

 

 

  

 

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:- Stanley ‘Stan’ Toohey

 

Born in sub-tropical Australia, Stanley Toohey began drawing the moment he could hold a pencil, and won his first major art award when he was only 9 years old. Young Stan’s natural talent was spotted by an early grade teacher who encouraged him to attend gallery-based art classes. Over the next 13 years, Stan attended 4 art institutions, whilst his tally of awards and prizes continued to rise.

 

Today, his artistic accolades continue while his finely honed entertainment skills are more valued than ever. Stan’s charismatic persona is the direct result of an eclectic mix of life experiences spanning more than five decades. A 10-year stint as an international Flight Attendant led him to regularly paint large colourful detailed cartoon murals on the walls of several orphanages in Thailand and Zimbabwe – much to the delight of hundreds of children. He also founded two ‘Art Cake’ shops in Sydney and was selected by Walt Disney TV Animation Studios to train as an ‘Inbetweener’.

 

During a 12-year run in London, Stan created scores of studio-based cartoon portrait commissions from photographs, as well as performing live caricature sets at well over 1000 venues throughout the UK and Continental Europe. These events ranged from lavish corporate functions, weddings, red carpet affairs and on exhibition stands, to charity fundraisers, private birthday parties, themed happenings and product launches. As well as successfully entertaining a huge cross section of society with his inimitable drawing observations, Stan once managed to caricature a member of the British Royal family – and keep his head in the process! In tandem with his recent 6 year run in Australia, Stan completed a 4-year full-time Art Education degree at the acclaimed, College of Fine Art (COFA) in Sydney.

 

Funny but never cruel, Stan’s quick-fire wit and surgical attention to facial characteristics, makes for a high-octane entertainment experience that will leave you and your guests hungry for more. Book Stan now for your special event or commission him to create the ultimate personalized gift – a cartoon portrait of that significant person in your life.

 

 

A sample of Corporate Clients :-

Legal & General

BBC TV

BBC (Southern Counties) Radio

JPMorgan

Natwest

Lloyds TSB

Royal Bank of Scotland

BNP Paribas

ABN AMRO MELLON

Chase Manhattan Bank

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

DZ Bank

UBS Warburg

GNI Ltd

BDO Stoy Hayward

British Gas

BN International UK

AIG Europe

INTEC Telecom Systems

FORD Motor Company Ltd

BMW

MINI

TOYOTA

Samsung

Hard Rock Café (London)

Pizza Express

Coka Cola

Qantas Airways

Hawaiian Airlines

BAA

Dover Harbour Board

Ministry of Sound

TESCO Stores Ltd

BP Oil International Ltd

ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd

ESSO Petroleum Company Ltd

Pret a Manger

Unilever

Premium Credit Ltd

London Helicopter Centres

WHSmith News

Stock Brook Country Club

LEGO

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Chelsea FC

West Ham United FC

Royal Albert Hall

Steljes Ltd

National Transport Tokens

Kodak

VUE Cinemas

Network Rail

NSPCC

The Sick Children’s Trust

St Catherine’s Hospice

ARENA Television Ltd