Caricatures make fantastic and original gifts for Birthday, Christmas, Weddings, Anniversaries, Send Off’s, Corporate events … in fact any occasion or milestone.

They are a perfect and unique personal momentum to smile about for years to come. Terry is recognised as one of Australia’s very best caricature artists with a lot of commission work from repeat corporate and private customers from throughout Australia.


Caricatures are generally drawn from photographs at Terry’s Helena Valley studio.  Recent good quality pictures are very important to build up a good profile of the ‘victim’, remember the he has never met them, so the pictures and information you provide are essential for a good caricature.

He requires at least three recent good quality photos which are considered a really good likeness. Email is fine – the large clear digital images are the required and NO sunglasses. Smiley shots are the best.  Please specify the eye and hair colour – digital images do tell lies !!


The caricature usually takes about 10 working days – very much dependent on the commission workload. Invariably there is a waiting list so please order well before you require it. Terry loves to take his time over your caricatures so ‘rush’ jobs will also incur an extra charge. Each caricature takes a considerable time to ‘get it right’ – 70% of that time is creating a true caricature of the face – the detail you will find is really sumptuous. Progress previews are supplied before the final.

His caricatures start ‘life’ as a scanned pencil sketch that is transformed to high resolution magazine quality images using a Wacom Cintiq tablet linked to an Apple MacPro Workstation using either the latest Photoshop CS or Corel Painter software. They are printed on an in house hi – end Giclee, Epson large format printer up to A2 in size. Papers used are either Ilford Pearl photographic paper, 100% cotton rag or french canvas. Only long life Ultrachrome archival inks are utilised. Sizes larger than A2 can be outsourced.


* Using a Cintiq tablet replicates traditional painting processes – easily – the computer doesn’t do it for you – if you can’t draw you won’t be able to on the computer. There is no ‘Art’ button !

Believe me if the great Masters were alive today they’d love it………

One Person/face only A3 in size includes shoulders   $270

Terry Dunnett Caricatures Perth


One Person/one theme A3 fully rendered body   $350

Terry Dunnett Caricatures Perth


Collages:   Prices on application – all fully rendered as above


Terry Dunnett Caricatures Perth

Illustrations:   Prices on application – all fully rendered

Terry Dunnett Caricatures Perth


Framing is available from $90 for A3 (quality Australian frames)

Terry Dunnett Caricatures Perth


**All prices are based on A3 size, extra people, detailed items (vehicle/animals etc) will incur additional costs. A2 size is available in house, larger prints are outsourced.

**Standard Giclee print is on Ilford Pearl 290gsm Photographic Paper also available are Canson French Canvas and Hahnemuehle 310gsm 100% cotton rag.

**Postage is included for unframed caricatures (within Australia)  Framed caricatures are collection only from my Helena Valley Studio or Courier fee.

**Australian Cartoonists Assoc Recommended rates