What people say about us.....


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, Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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




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


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!!!
Jennifer - 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   

Debbie - hsbc





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

I am recommending you to anyone that will listen.   

Alison - BNP PARIBAS Real Estate


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!!

Marie - 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 - Whirlpool,Italy


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.

    Lynne - Grangewood


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



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  (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



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.
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.

     Sam -




Your cartoon on Hans Edler made a huge succes on the Elvis show yesterday. Thanks again.
Natalie - Sweden


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.

 Jackie - 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.

     Kay, KPMG


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






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