CM Caricatures/Caricatures By Khryztof began in Carlsbad, CA, in June 2005, when artist Christopher Holtwick began training as a caricature artist at Legoland California. While Holtwick had been making art for years, his passion for the art of caricature began, when he had his first customer sit in front of him. After all these years, his passion for creating drawings that make people smile, that are also amazing works of art has only continued to grow.
In 2006, cmcaricatures.com was launched and requests for events and individual sketches began flooding in. In the years since, CM Caricatures/Caricatures By Khryztof has had artists at countless events and thousands of caricatures drawn. Because the art of caricatures is universal, people from all over the globe have had the delight of being drawn by Christopher Holtwick or other CM Caricatures artists.
In 2012, Holtwick and artist Elizabeth Zaikowski joined to form the events/concessions company, Amusement Artists. Amusement Artists currently books caricature, letter painting, face painting, and henna artists for events in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. In addition to events, Amusement Artists is in the process of expanding it's retail business to multiple locations.