Widely known for her lively caricature art illustrations, Eileen McCoy is a Kansas City artist who has a reputation for “drawing the crowds”. For over 35 years, Eileen provides proven professional art services, specializing in caricature art entertainment and custom orders.
Eileen is award-winning prolific painter. Essentially self-taught, the artist has enhanced her skills over the years with study in private studio settings and workshops with other prominent artists. She holds a degree from the University of Missouri in Speech Communications/ Public Relations/Art. Eileen’s award-winning paintings have placed first in juried exhibitions and are in collections world wide.
Her artist’s work resume began at Hallmark Cards as a production artist where she honed her brush skills and line work. Then, as a freelance artist, she mixed and applied color to complex figurines in the Keepsakes Ornament department. She also worked as a display artist for Macy’s where she crafted large complex displays for merchandising.
Since then, in addition to Caricature art entertainment, her freelance services have been employed as a courtroom sketch artist, a muralist, a car-decal designer, a logo creator, an illustrator, landscape painter and portrait artist.
Prior to the pandemic of 2020: Eileen draws over 3000 happy faces annually for private and corporate events. Her client list includes Hallmark Cards, Humana, H&R Block, Hy-Vee, Sprint, Kansas City Royals, Kendra Scott, KCTV 41 Live, At&t, KC Chiefs, Garmin International, Anne Taylor, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NARI, Price Chopper, KC Zoo, Curry real estate, local and national corporations & civic organizations; Numerous area hospitals, universities, colleges, magazines, publications, & municipalities; sports teams, teachers, students, employers, your neighbors, your friends, and the kid-around-the-block.
Gatherings will be limited in 2021 to those venues with sufficient space to allow for the CDC recommended safety procedures for social distancing and masks when in close range. Online custom Caricatures from photos are available as well, along with custom paintings and illustrations. Thank you.