Derek Gray

Derek Gray is a full-time freelance commercial artist based in Glasgow. He has been drawing live ‘on-the-spot’ caricatures for 10 years and has provided this service at corporate events, weddings and private engagements.

Derek mingles with the guests producing flattering caricatures of individuals or groups who are always delighted with their drawings. In an hour he can produce between eight and ten caricatures depending on the situation.

Corporate Client List (a selection):

Allied Distillers, AstraZenica, Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, BBC Scotland, Carlton Hotel Collection, Citigate Smarts, Diageo, J F Hillebrand, KPMG, Pfizer, Prudential, Red Cross, The Roxburghe Hotel, the RSPB, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Power, amongst others.

From April – July 2006 the Scottish National Portrait Gallery hosted Fizzers, an extensive caricature exhibition. I was one of the six contributing artists. Birlinn Press have published the accompanying book also called “Fizzers”.


“Just a quick note to thank you once again for helping out at my daughter's wedding celebrations. Everything seemed to go according to plan and everyone I spoke to loved your caricatures.”

Alan Perkins

“Your ability to capture our guests' personalities on paper is a great skill which amazed them all. You also offered great entertainment at our anniversary party and provided memorable sketches of the event for our friends to take home. Thanks.

Jean Bennett

“Thanks very much for spending some extra time to get the two final cartoons finished - I really appreciate it. As I think was evident on the day, people could immediately see the value in bringing the ideas to life in a visual way, and we'll incorporate the cartoons in the project summaries to support their wider communication.”

Ewan Mearns, Scottish Enterprise