Testimonials

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“Lars was great at our bar mitzvah! The kids love the drawings he did, but more importantly, he was kooky and fun and made the drawing experience entertaining in itself.”

Anne Pollack

“I was blown away by the amazing work of art Lars created for my wedding anniversary gift to my husband! He went above and beyond and not only included all of the details we discussed; but he portrayed them in a stunning and perfect way, to really capture the special memories of our wedding day!

My husband was thrilled with the gift as well and keeps referring to it as “unbelievable”!! Lars has incredible talent and we could not have been happier with our finished product! It is amazing!! Thank you so much Lars!!!

Gina and Matt Jackson

“I commissioned Lars to do a picture for my best friend’s birthday. She has a narcotics scent detection dog named Vypir and I wanted the picture to be of him. Lars spent a good amount of time with me listening to my ideas. I had very specific ideas, as I wanted him to be depicted as half dog half viper snake. There were many details I wanted included. There were a few glitches which Lars happily corrected; however, the final result was absolutely amazing! Lars created not only the look but the FEEL of the picture I was hoping for, which was not an easy task. My friend was blown away!!! She now has an awesome, unique piece of art she will treasure long after her beloved canine companion has passed. Lars is creative, detail oriented, professional and personable. He immediately made me feel at ease and confident he could deliver. From the moment I sat down to talk with him about the project, I felt like I was talking to a friend. I highly recommend him. THANK YOU Lars for making it possible to give a very special, meaningful gift to a dearly loved friend!!!!

Penny Vernon

“Magnifique!!!! Another wonderful piece of art. Lars had done several pieces of art for me and I’m always amazed how he can capture the characteristics of a person from just a photograph. Truly amazing.”

Ian Lee

“Lars was able to take a promotional photo of me and turn it into a fun b&w line drawing. He was easy to work with and even did a requested revision without complaint. What a pro!”

Magic Suzy

“You not only created awesome portraits of our sons, but, also connected with your audience like no one else I met before. Keep it up!”

Claes Nilsson

“Lars was great I contacted him about helping me with my proposal while at Pier 60 in Clearwater. He was great! Helped me plan it in advance and his work was awesome! And she said yes!!!!”

Brian Sharlow

“Lars made such a great impression on my sales guys at one of our conferences that they told me to hire him going forward for every tradeshow we participate in, no matter where it is! His energy and attention to detail go above and beyond… so if you want to make a lasting impression at your next event, look no further and hire Lars!”

Cheryl Killoran Beaulieu
DST Output

“Lars entertained artistically at the April birthday party at the Fountains retirement center. I am not an employee but attended with my mother. The residents who attended the party so enjoyed his art work and his lovable personality. He relates so well with elderly people and put a lot of smiles on faces that may not have smiled today. He also gave the residents a lot of laughs. Do hope he will perform at the Fountains again. The residents absolutely loved him.”

Susan Battisto
Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay

“Lars did a wonderful job for me. He captured the personality of my brother extremely well. He was also very generous in his time to confirm all details before committing pen to paper! It was a pelasure working with me and highly recommend his work.”

Claire Pizzey

“Lars, Thank You so much for coming to Carter’s Antique Asylum to do your art. You are such a fun and energetic talent! I loved walking out and watching you draw and hearing you interact with people, drawing them in to you. You have a wonderful spirit and soul! We look forward to having you back soon! You are highly recommended and I admire your talent!”

Lisa Roseman Carter
Carter’s Antique Asylum

“I am thrilled! Lars is an artistic genius. He captured the essence of my family ( from only a few photographs ) which must be much more challenging than meeting them in person. He surpassed my very high expectations. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”

Ronaye Manering

“Lars is a trustworthy friend that produces great artwork everytime he pickes up the brush or pen. He connects well with people and engages them in his work. I would recommend him for events such as corporate, parties, weddings, etc. He is gifted at what he does!”
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

Brian Sackett
Loving Legend Photography

“As a fellow illustrator, I have the utmost respect and admiration for Lars. I am in close contact with Lars and his work on a daily basis. Lars has the ability to capture the character and likeness of his subjects in a very complete, convincing and professional manner. His technical ability and sense of humor come through in his work, but there is more. Lars just has good character. He’s a good man, and I think that’s an admirable quality that is frankly missing in a lot of people these days. I would highly recommend him for any assignment.”

Rodney Pike
RWPike’s Photo Manipulation and Caricatures

“I met Lars-Erik Robinson at an event in the fall of 2010. We were neighboring vendors for a full day, and had a chance to engage in conversation while I observed him entertaining and drawing caricatures of a wide range of people and their pets. We found a lot of common ground during our first meeting, and intended to collaborate and remain close through social media and in-person.

Although our two careers keep us very busy, we finally collaborated on a major project, July 2011 when I assisted Lars with his new LarsERArts logo and his LarsERArts.com website. It was a true synergistic effort as Lars and I both had a lot to offer, and he is open to communication and the ideas of others. Lars definitely was able to present the goals of the project, and had enough brilliant artwork to really make the site amazing. He was very appreciative of my assistance and is a courteous and perfect compliment to me and my way of working.

I have seen Lars grow as an artist with each quick sketch, mural, or extended illustration. As a person involved in the arts my entire life, with a BA in Fine Arts and history of working with professional artists – I have never seen the ability that this man has. His sense of awareness and technique has no limit. Many others have technique, and can draw/paint – but Lars has the best of both worlds – he can SEE. Lars’ observation of faces and personality is legendary and thoroughly engaging to see live.

I know that I met Lars on the cusp of National recognition and an amazing career. Every element is right about this man. He’s on the right track, making calculated moves and working with great business sense and amazing talent. It is my desire that this recommendation will reach the National or international community who will view his portfolio and bring his artwork to a larger audience.

His dedication to his craft and sacrifices of sleep, serenity, and an easy lifestyle are observable and commendable. I am so happy to have Lars as a friend, client, and business collaborator – as I plan to involve him in my own design projects.

He is a great person who really shines in one-on one interaction, and with a large crowd. I highly recommend any interaction with Lars – whether it be a twitter or social media friendship, a studio portrait, art lessons, hiring him to draw caricatures at your next business or social event, a mural in your restaurant, or just a quick meeting and sketch at Pier 60 in Clearwater or the Pier in St. Petersburg, FL.

Lars is great at updating his @LarsERArts.com twitter account and calendar at http://www.LareERArts.com – so you can find him in Tampa Bay and watch his brand of ArtTainment.

Once you meet Lars, you will see that his talent and spirit are unmatched, and that his love for family, friends, and his other interests have true passion and sincerity.”

Jason Longo
Owner, Celestial Studios

“Lars’ wholly unique artwork, which we use to illustrate news and entertainment features, helps lift OceanFront Magazine to another level. He’s a pro, plain and simple. We’re lucky to have him on the OF team.”

Nelson Williams
OceanFront Magazine
www.OceanFrontMagazine.com

“Lars-Erik added a very special element to our band concert by drawing while the pieces were being performed. The concert featured familiar music from animated movies, cartoons, etc. Lars-Erik created unique works of art and provided a wonderful visual while the students performed. It was a memorable evening for the students and the audience.”

Carrie Fuaco
Musical Teacher
“Sky Crest Christian School”

“On behalf of The Pier and our entire staff, tenants and guests, I would like to highly recommend Lars-Erik Robinson, caricature artist, for any event in which you need quality entertainment. Not only is Lars an excellent caricature artist, but he his extremely professional, always on time for events and goes above and beyond in working with his “subjects” to ensure they have a wonderful experience – entertaining them while drawing them to make the time go quicker.”

We have been privileged to have Lars on our “roster of entertainers” at The Pier for well over eight years and are always awed by his professionalism and for the service he provides for us.

Susan M. Robertson
Advertising & Promotions Manager
The St. Petersburg Pier
www.StPetePier.com

“This recommendation is well overdue. Lars turned a 2yr olds birthday party into an all out celebration. Not only is his creative talent beyond impressive, his personality sets him far above the rest in his “Art-tainment” field. He had all of the kids at the party laughing and having fun and the adults ended up wanting their caricatures done even more than the kids did. Thanks again for making my nephews birthday better than I could have ever asked for!”

Wayne J. Walton
Media Mogul, Inc.
www.MyMediaMogul.com

Lars is so much fun at an event. His carricatures are amazing. Guests get a real kick out of watching him in action. His work is top notch.

David Wright
David Wright Photography and Productions
http://www.digitalimageproduction.com

“Lars has provided his talent for the Seminole Pow Wow Fesitval. We were so pleased with his work, that we invited him again this year. The caricatures he provided for the festival goers were wonderful. I am sure he will be a fixture at the festival for years to come!”

Dorie Michalik

“Lars Erik provided the caricature artwork for my business. Not only is he one of the nicest people I have met, he was very professional and did a terrific job for me. I will definitely use Lars again and recommend him to anyone needing someone with his talents. His artwork has helped me stand out and be remembered in my field. Thanks Lars!”

Lorraine Bennett
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty