A selection of comments from our clients.......

The cartoon arrived this morning. I just wanted to say an enormous, enormous thank you. It is absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! So much better than I could have hoped, it is beautifully done, exactly what I wanted, and hilarious! Fergus - FCO
it has arrived and it is absolutely fantastic, thank you so much. I've been mesmerised by the detail, you have captured everything perfectly.
Caroline is going to be bowled over. i am so so pleased with it, thank you so much
Eunice, Royal Navy
I'm sending this email via my granddaughter as I have just received the portrait and its beyond words. I'm so pleased, its absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for doing it in such a short space of time, I love every aspect of it and shall definitely recommend you to friends

Thank you so much, its amazing
Marie Tate
Just wanted to thank you for the portrait for the Grandparents. Its wonderful! I can’t wait till Christmas to give it to them! Karin, Falkland Islands
I received your cartoon yesterday and it's brilliant - I've seen a few from various different artists in the past and this is by far the best. Tim - South Wales Police

I am absolutely floored by the cartoon. IT IS BRILLIANT !!! I am so glad I left it up to you. You have captured him with detail and humour and I am a very happy lady. What do you buy a man who has everything? A Norman Hood cartoon… that’s what…. What a gift you have! Thank you

Jenny McAuley
I just wanted to let you know that the item was received yesterday. You've absolutely nailed it- simply fantastic!! Rachel will be proud. Many thanks for delivering so quickly. Arfan Raja
Thank you so much for the brilliant cartoon you did of the The Flaky 4! It's excellent and even makes me look good!! Our friend will be really pleased with it and it's a shame we have to wait a month until we give it to him. Dom and Helen Judd

So our picture arrived on Thursday in good time. Absolutely fantastic. I loved it. I took it to the restaurant where my Dad was having his birthday dinner and it was enjoyed by all – especially my Dad. And he laughed a lot – which is quite odd for my Dad. You captured his face brilliantly and the detail in the picture was amazing.

A million thanks for a very unique special gift.

Natalka Razzaq
Thank you so very much, I received the cartoon this morning and as always it is absolutely superb. Karen - KJP Law
We have a colleague changing job and everyone loved so much the caricature you already did for us last year that we decided to get one for this colleague as well. Paola Garavaglia - Whirlpool, Italy
Just to let you know my Parents absolutely love their cartoon, Dad even said its the best present they have ever had! I've passed on your details to my Aunt too.
Thanks again Norman, You have such a talent!
Debbie Skingsley
Just to say a huge thank you. The portrait arrived this morning as promised and it is fabulous. Debbie Scott
It is absolutely brilliant and spot on. Lynn, KPMG
What a bargain! Sir Bruce Forsyth
Rex’s cartoon has arrived safely and I love what you’ve done. I’m sure he will be thrilled. Linda, Airbus UK
Just to let you know the picture arrived safely yesterday. It is absolutely brilliant! A masterpiece from a genius. We are all so pleased with it and I'm sure mum and dad are going to love it when they open it.

Thank you for all what you have done in helping us out, with such a small time scale, but you have produced "the goods" beyond our dreams.

I will happily inform others of your work and I already have guys in my office here, who have seen it, wanting to place orders.

No doubt will be speaking with you again in not too distant future for more pictures.
Steve Sharp
I have just received my cartoon in the post this very moment and I just had to let you know that yet again I am absolutely delighted with your work. It is superb,
you have a wonderful talent. I can not wait to give it to my son-in-law next week on his birthday as I know he will be thrilled with it.
Irene Knott
THRILLED with the cartoon you did of mum and dad, thank you so so very much it's brilliant, and for getting it here on time. Biz Helme
I received my father's caricature this morning and I must say that it is fantastic!!! Thank you so much. I am sure he will be thrilled and also impressed by it. Valeria Ventura
Its arrived and its FANTASTIC .. thank you so much for your interpretation of what we sent through - I am sure he's going to love it !
Jane Scott
What a lovely surprise to have received the picture today. I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you so much, it's just how i envisaged and more. I can't wait to give it to Andrew now, I'm so excited. Gail Marsden

What a great job you've done - thanks!

Sam Ricketts - Bolton Wanderers Football Club

Pic has just arrived – its fabulous!

We havent stopped laughing since we opened it!!!


Select Switchgear

I have got home and been able to see your cartoon today. It is absolutely fantastic - if Adam has half as much fun picking up all the references that we did he will be a happy boy!

Thank you so much for taking so much care over it, it is brilliant



Thank you very much. The recipient of the gift was over the moon.

I am recommending you to anyone that will listen.




The postroom guy just brought it to my office. It's A-mazing!!! I love it and I know she will love it too!! You have captured everything.

Thank you so much!!



Black & Decker EMEA Marketing Director

You do such awesome work and the likenesses are just amazing!!!!!! The offer still stands if you are EVER in the States to visit us!!!!! We would love to meet the man behind the artwork!!!!!


Viki Spector-Walker
Hi Norman,
Picture has arrived and it is absolutely fantastic. He is going to love it . You have an amazing talent - thank you.


Liz Marsden

Many thanks Norman - it was very well received - excellent cartoon!


Peter - Pricewaterhouse Cooper

I just wanted to e-mail you to say what a wonderful job you have done - it looks absolutely fantastic!!!


Lindy Scott
I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful cartoon - I absolutely love it and am sure my husband will too, you have really done a great job so thank you so much for all your hard work Megan Sharpe
Thank you so much for the fab picture - my husband loved it and the kids did too!! The extra prints were a great idea so the kids could have one too
Maureen Stimpson
Scott (Quinnell) thought the caricature was fab and hadn't seen anything as good before - says thank you so much Ian Horwell
Hi Norman,
Thanks for the cartoon, it's brilliant! You did such a great job!

Paola Garavaglia




Just to let you know Barry was presented with his portrait today and to say his was delighted is an understatement.  His words were “he is very flattered, delighted and impressed” So a big thank you from all of us here at Ashby.

 One of our colleagues is retiring in June/July so no doubt we will be in touch nearer the time for another portrait!




Fantastic! The Cartoon Portrait of Darren arrived today – double quick time, many thanks indeed.  As always, you have captured the scenario to perfection – very much appreciated by all concerned.


Tony Smillie

G4S plc

Dear Norman, just picked up Jackie's portrait from the Post Office - it's absolutely brilliant! You have captured her personality completely - thank you for giving me such a laugh at 730 on a Saturday morning! Thank you again

Susan Robertson

The envelope arrived today – the drawing is absolutely perfect and I know Jim will  love his 60th birthday present.   Thank you so much.   The face is almost like a photo – it’s so good.  


Brenda - Punch Taverns plc
Just to let you know that my caricatures arrived this morning and they are just brilliant.
They will enhance my collections immensly, thank you so much for all your kind help and keep up the good work with your sketching!
I may be back to you soon with a few more.


Johns Madhouse

I just wanted to say a massive thank you so so much for the brilliant picture you did for Georgie... she absolutely loves it and so do all of her hens!

I will certainly be recommending you to all my friends, not I'm sure that you need it! Thank you once again and I hope to be able to do business with you again sometime!




Alec Stewart. former England Cricket captain
Just received the cartoon for our son-in-law and are delighted with it. Can't wait to see his face when he gets it!
It is just perfect. Well done and many thanks.

We shall be back!


Tom & Lilias Macdonald

Just a note to say my item arrived today in beautiful condition,and such a lovely picture of MJ - you have captured him beautifully!
I love it and shall certainly keep you in mind when thinking of buying gifts in the future.


As usual, brilliant.


Sarah, Pendragon plc

Just thought I'd let you know that Rose's cartoon has just arrived and we're delighted with it. How clever you are to put all those aspects of Rose's life into one picture. I know she'll love it.


Karen, Kent
Just an FYI that the pictures got here yesterday - never seen something get here that fast before so delighted with that.   The picture by the way is brilliant - the likeness is spot on so thanks for that.

Another satisfied customer.


Tony Bainborough (Austin, Texas)

Thank you so very much for yet another fabulous picture!  Ian absolutely loved it and the rest of the team were highly amused too.  Apparently Ian showed it to his young daughters the following day and both recognised him immediately (he wasn't sure whether to be put out or chuffed ;-).


Vodafone Group Services

Thanks a lot, they look great!!! You are very talented!


Geson Perry - d2o (Sweden)

many many thanks for your efforts - you have a great talent.


Simon Nixon

Thank you so much - it looks amazing.  You are very clever at getting in all the details - I am really excited about giving it to him this weekend.



Dear Norman & Doe
Many thanks for the picture of us with Rob.  It has been a huge hit & everyone is raving about it.  Its spot on & is something for us all to cherish & remember over the years ahead.
We really appreciate your rapid turn around on this one & thanks for your generosity of spirit and time.
Kind regards

Dr Shake Seigel (MB.Ch.B, D.A, MSc.Med.Ed, FRCGP, FRACGP)

Once again, we would like to commission a portrait for one of our colleagues leaving and we were hoping you may have availability to do so. I understand... that both Gerry ... and Robbie ... still love and show their lovely portraits that you did for us in 2008.




Your cartoon on Hans Edler made a huge succes on the Elvis show yesterday. Thanks again.
Kind regards




I think what you do is some of the best cartooning I have ever seen so keep up the good work


Rob Williams - email

Just to say thank you so much for the cartoon you did for us.  John (the victim!) was absolutely delighted with it and we all enjoyed looking at the different things you managed to capture on the print.  John will be hanging it up in a special place at home.



UK Sport

Have received the caricature and it is BRILLIANT!  Many thanks - you have captured his likeness so well and it fits the 'This is your Life' presentation we will be doing perfectly.



Just wanted to say a big Thank You for the wonderful portrait of Bira & Cecilia. It was such a success that they wanted to put one copy of it on each table, we were about 70!


Domenico Ventura

You are a total genius!  The portrait exceeded expectation.  Many, many thanks.


Vikki , Zimbabwe

Thank you so much, Norman. I am thrilled with the cartoon and can't wait to see the reaction.


Linda Gyton (by e-mail)

'The picture was superb and the attention to detail amazing'


Kay Bradley, West Bromwich Building Society

'They really made our Christmas, you certainly have a wonderful gift and talent'


L.Sonja Chamings, Horsham

'A special gift - we all loved it'


Gail Steen, Stanley, Falkland Islands

'They were absolutely fantastic - exactly what we wanted, amazing likeness and quality'


Tomlinson & Tullet families

'I was absolutely delighted and so was the recipient'


Irene , Channel Islands

'It's marvellous! I was absolutely thrilled and delighted with your masterpiece. The likeness is spot on. Absolutely magnificent!'


Ade Linez, Hong Kong

'Pride of place in his office in the British Virgin Islands. Thanks again for everything.


Pat Barden, GVA Grimley

'Am delighted with the cartoon - this is one of those cases where reality exceeds expectations'


Dominic Brett, Orwell Shipping, Monaco

'Fantastic! I couldn't believe how much the character resembled his photograph. Thank you so much.'


Gale Cleverley. Lichfield Cathedral

'What can I say? The cartoon was brilliant - so much detail. It now occupies pride of place in my office'


Christopher Morris, British Sky Broadcasting Ltd

'Wonderful cartoon. Ken was delighted, as were all his colleagues'


Adrienne, Hepworth Minerals & Chemicals

'Absolutely Brilliant. What a talent. Thanks for making it a memorable Christmas'


Sharon, New York

'The victim was absolutely bowled over and said it was quite the best present he had ever received'


Sally, Godalming

'The cartoon was such a perfect balance of memories and humour - wonderful and unique, once again, perfect'


Andrea, Measham

'Received with great enthusiasm and a lot of laughter, you had captured him perfectly. Thank you very much for a wonderful job done.'


Jenny Grossmith, Airbus UK

'You have captured him and his wife beautifully. This is the third cartoon you have done for me, but not the last. You can't retire yet!'


Eileen Pollard, Ashbourne

'Thank you for the cartoon of my grandfather, Babe Ruth - my mother enjoyed it as well!'


Tom Stevens, USA

'I got Frank Maloney to sign the side of the Lennox Lewis picture - he said it was the best likeness in a picture he had ever seen! Praise from his ex-manager!


Ian Horwell, Stafford

'A brilliant job - very pleased'


Tal, Derby Homes

'You're a star, it is great (so much better than the usual stuff we get out of Soho for three times the price!)'


Will, Euro RSCG London

'Everyone was amazed by the sheer likeness to my father, attention to detail and excellent quality of finish, so much it brought tears to his eyes (first time in 61 yrs!)'


Andy King, Castleford

'G'day from sunny Adelaide. It arrived safely, and is fabulous!


Mark (from Adelaide!)

'Brilliant!!!! Better than I ever imagined thanx a million, it's fantastic.


Nina (by email)

'We thought your work was superb, and something to treasure for the rest of the victims life.'


Phil Rainford, Greater Manchester Police Air Support Unit

'Thank you very very much!! The portrait is absolutely superb. The likeness is fantastic and the humour is great'


Keith White (by email)

'Thank you, thank you thank you. It was a total pleasure to see so many emotions in a few seconds ie: surprise, pleasure, bewilderment, joy and sheer appreciation of your talent'


Pat Smith, ALM Ltd

'I am so amazed at your skill, accuracy and speed of presentation that I have posted two more victims on to you'


Donna Wearn, Sussex

'We all thought the likeness marvellous, the way Norman used all the information we gave him we find it funnier the more we look at it'


The Foster Family

'Absolutely brilliant and you have captured everything perfectly'


Pat Slade (by email)

'Norman, you are a genius! Tony laughed so much that I began to fear this would be his last birthday. A brilliant piece of work.'


Diane Coutts, Bowmer Bond Ltd

'We are delighted. You have captured his personality brilliantly.'


Anne Bott, HSBC Bank

'Thank you for a fantastic job! I've passed your details on to other admirers.


James, The Presentation Group

'I am happy to tell you that should anyone of our aquaintance be thinking of a wonderfully unique birthday present, we would recommend your studio without any hesitation or qualification. This picture is just perfect.'


Gary Crick (by email)

'My targets were amazed by their cartoons, and yes - they are still speaking to me. In fact, it would be more accurate to say they were thrilled, and so was I. A satisfied customer.'


Edwina Curry MP

'The cartoon was brilliant .... here's another one!'


Ian, Star Micronics UK Ltd

'We were over the moon. The victims themselves were reduced to tears, they laughed so much and couldn't take their eyes of it - noticing different things each time they looked at it.'


Susan Norley, Chalfont St Giles

'I was absolutely speechless with admiration, awe and wonder when I unrolled it. It's an incredible likeness and absolutely delightful'


Marion Hickman, Leicester
'We are delighted with the picture; the likenesses achieved are excellent, and several of your more personal touches have brought more than a smile to several faces already' Miranda Jenkins. The Victoria Wine Company



John Carpenter, Las Vegas

'Remarkable value - words are indeed inadequate in expressing my admiration for your talent and gift - quite unique!'


Jim Chalmers, Football Licensing Authority

'It's the best present I have ever given anyone, definitely unique and worth every penny'


June Buxton, Leicester

'What can I say - but thanks. Our boss was completely overwhelmed - for once!'


Michaela Kennedy, CarltonBakerClarke Accountants

'I am writing on behalf of Prince William to thank you for the cartoon. It really was greatly appreciated, Prince William has asked me to send you his best wishes'


Mrs Claudia Holloway, St James' Palace



Jacqui Matwiejczyk United Leeds Teaching Hospitals

'The gift was received with spontaneous delight and much merriment, and was no doubt a great success'


Mike Greenwood, Sports Council

'It was absolutely brilliant. Someone said it looks more like Trevor than Trevor does, and he is right!'


Tracey Blower, Rind International Ltd

'He was absolutely thrilled with it, and very impressed with the remarkable detail the picture contained.'


Veronika Dunne, Ferring Research Institute

Fantastic. Fantabulous. Incredible. Better than I could have hoped.


David, Courtline Ltd

'Wonderful caricatures, thank you so much'


Debi Lowe, Aston Villa

'My cartoon arrived safe and sound today. I am so pleased and thrilled with it, I can't wait to see his face. Great job.'


Sue Cleary, Virginia, USA

'They are absolutely brilliant and just what I wanted'


A Griffiths, MD, Grand Metropolitan

'I am absolutely delighted. Your cartoon portrait is quite superb and, quite frankly, exceeded my expectations. I greatly admire both your talent and your sense of humour.'


Ian Evans, Lane Heardman Solicitors

'The caricature was, as usual, your piece de resistance, and actually took Chairman Andrews breath away when he saw it!'


Dr R. Horton, Lichfield Round Table

'We're Delighted!'


Gail Thomas, Thomas Cook

'We were absolutely thrilled with the portrait, and more importantly, Nigel loved it! It is a fantastic keepsake.'


Carmel Corry, Allied Dunbar Assurance

'She was thrilled. You captured everything beautifully - thank you so much'


Janice, Allied Irish Bank

'Everybody here in the Prudential offices thought it was a brilliant retirement present, and the victim was absolutely delighted'


Phil Reading, Prudential Assurance

'What can I say!! Sandra was over the moon with the picture. It was the most amazing likeness I have ever seen'


Michelle Finneran, TNT Express Worldwide

'It is refreshing to be able to order something which is of such a high standard. The pictures were beautifully packed, safely padded, marked 'fragile' in huge red letters and sent by special carrier. This has been a more succesful episode than I could have hoped for, and I know the recipients are going to be just thrilled. Thank you so much.'


Marcia, Lady Petre

'The cartoon was such a success that I'll never be able to find another present which surpasses it'


Irene Holland, Cape Town

'It's marvellous that you so successfully combine intuition and artistry with the ability to interpret a brief, and over such a variety of demands.'


Ronald, St Albans

'Very well received and the recipient was delighted'


George Brannigan, West Midlands Police

'Superb service, I do not know how you managed to do the work of art so quickly and so brilliantly'


David, Finesse Windows

'The likeness is uncanny, and the cartoon setting an excellent depiction from the information given.'


Peter, Nestle UK Ltd

Thank you for the awesome cartoon, Jonathan was thrilled when he saw it! 


Olivia, USA
Just a brief note of thanks for the brilliant cartoon commissioned for my brother's birthday.
It arrived yesterday and we took it over to him last night. His face was an absolute picture! For the first time in his life, he was completely gob-smacked!
Also, the A4 copies were much appreciated and will be well circulated.

Thanks again for a superb, original gift.

John Wilson