From Jennifer, China
(Caricature for a work colleague)
"Just got the picture! I am standing at the China border with tears streaming down my face ... I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are such a special woman to take in such details and use them like this. There are people staring at me, thinking I've gone nuts!"
From Kate, Lauren, Catherine & Bec, Sydney:
(Caricaturing & Cartooning Workshop)
"Dear Doc. When is the next workshop? We want to do it again. It was so fantastic. And you are so funny. You made us laugh so much, it hurt! You made your cartoons come alive and we have been practicing. Our teachers are impressed. Thanks for all the help you gave us and definitely book us in for the next workshop. We can't wait!!!!"
From Katherine, New Zealand:
(Portrait of her and her husband)
"We are utterly amazed and wowed. The portrait is so much more than we expected. We absolutely love it!"
From Paul, Taren Point:
(Portrait of his dog)
"I am SOOOOOOO delighted! It's a 99.999999% likeness!! It's wonderful. Thank you so much Queen".
From Ava, North Carolina, USA:
(Caricature of herself)
"Ooooh I love it Queenie. This is great! There's no mistaking who it is. It's definitely ME. It is amazing. You did a wonderful job and I sincerely love it. Thank you again".
From Keith, Sydney
(Video promo for his business)
"It's brilliant ... can't believe it! Thanks so much... there's so much to comment on! We love it. It's brilliant. Thanks for your creativity. It's been a big boost".
From Tricia, Goulburn
(Caricature for her son's birthday)
"Oh ... My ... Goodness!!!! You are one talented lady!!! Thank You SOOOOOO much. When I opened it up I just couldn't stop looking at my boy looking back at me!!! It is priceless! You are a God-send, Queen. You have made me the happiest lady in Australia! You make people very happy. How good are you!"
Update from Tricia:
"Christopher was totally blown away, as were the rest of our family!!! The smile on his face and the excitement in his eyes was priceless. He couldn't rip the paper off quick enough when he recognised his forehead! He kept finding so many things that you put in the picture. I also showed my workmates and they all stood around ooooing and aaaaahing! You are a genius Queen. I will sing your praises from the roof top!"
From John, Goulburn:
(Pastel portrait of pet wombat)
"My wife was so happy with the portrait, she cried!! It is definitely 'our Daphne'. Thank you so much".
From Lee, Melbourne:
(Caricature for work colleagues)
"We are ecstatic! The picture is hanging on the office wall and none of us can do any work because we can't stop looking at it! It's fantastic. And it's SO big! You have captured us all so perfectly and there is so much detail. Thanks for the free CD too. Thank you Doc for all the extra things you did for us without charge, coming and taking our photos and everything. This has been a fun experience and we appreciate it so much. Thank you a million times!!!"
From Ian, Sydney:
(Caricature of family of four)
"It is fantastic! You are amazing! Jane and I love it! The whole family loved it. Thank you for the additional things you did for us without charging us for that. The boys are so excited about the picture. They couldn't sleep last night because they couldn't stop looking at it on their wall!"
From Tracy, Canberra:
(Caricature of her parents in England)
"We have had so much anticipation about giving the picture to Mum and Dad. We all gathered around the webcam as they opened it. They couldn't believe what they saw! They said it was fantastic and marvellous ... the picture is going to be a great source of ongoing joy, happiness and admiration for our family for years to come. I know I've said it before, but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and THANK YOU.
From Lisa, Melbourne:
(Caricature of family of five)
"Well, what can I say? You blew us all away with the picture. The girls can't stop looking at it and saying how much it looks like all of us. It's fantastic and we are all very impressed and happy!"
From Ian, Adelaide:
(Caricature for his website)
"This is wonderful! Thank you very much. My wife says it makes me look like the person she married!!! I'll get it on my website and I can't wait to start getting some responses. You have a wonderful talent and I'm lucky to be a recipient".
From Christina, Sydney:
(Caricature for husband's birthday)
"Doug was SO VERY PLEASED with the picture. He laughed and laughed and it was certainly a talking piece over lunch. We had a great day and Doug was so happy that I put thought into his present. Thanks again. It was a great success".
From Cal, Goulburn:
(Caricature of himself; a gift from his wife)
"Well just let me say that it takes an extra ordinary thing to impress me, and you, my friend, impressed me with your art work. I'm gob-smacked! It captures the essence of me, and I can't believe how you did it, just from a simple photo and some background research. We can't have talent like yours going unrecognised and unpromoted. Damn! You even put my picture on your website! This will be handed down in the family for generations to come!"
From Ed, Kallangur:
(Caricature of his friends for their 50th wedding anniversary)
"Yeah!!!! Got it today!!!!! Thanks for looking after me again, Doc... I truly appreciate it. And they love it. They are speechless and over the moon! They couldn't thank me enough. Thank you Doc ...you have brought tears of happiness to my world!"
From Susan, Taree:
(Caricature of the family)
"I just got home from a weekend away, to find your MASTERPIECE!!! We are all ABSOLUTELY THRILLED. Thank you so much, Doc. Many thanks!"
From Jacquie, Sydney:
(Caricature of her brother)
"...(he) really loved it. He ran off with it to show all his footie friends and then mum ran off with it to show all the family!. Everyone thought it was awesome. Thank you for all the other things you did and for doing the picture at such short notice. It's fantastic".
From Bruce, Tasmania:
(Caricature of him and his wife)
"We are delighted with the caricature. We can't thank you enough. We showed it to the grandchildren and they said it is 'Wicked!' ... High praise indeed!"
From Mariah, Melbourne:
(Caricature of herself)
"A++++++++++++ Extremely talented! Fantastic. I am very happy, Doctor Jay. Thank you!"