Bill Leasburg – Caricature Artist

Bill Leaseburg – Artist, Educator, Part-time Pirate and Bon Vivant

Bill a self-described “Working Artist”, began his career as a caricature artist in 1978.

 He has drawn at festivals and events up and down the Eastern Coast and as far west as Dallas Texas. Since his first gig at the Three Rivers Art Festival in Pittsburgh PA Bill has appeared at a variety of venues such as Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach, The Hickory Oktoberfest in NC, Summers and special events at Snowshoe Resort in WV, and a multitude of grand openings, weddings, birthdays, company picnics, Christmas Parties, Fund Raisers and other public and private events. His drawings are humorous and flattering at the same time. “I haven’t drawn EVERYBODY yet, but I’m working on it.”

 Although Bill is best known for his caricatures, he is also successful with The Starving Artist Studio created by he and his wife Amanda.

 Bill is also in demand for his Perfect Pet Portrait classes and Pet Portraits.  Bill also creates murals, signs, T-shirt design, ads, CD covers, wood carvings, Cigar box Guitars, whimsical art, Chainsaw Art and more.

Bill and his Wife Amanda opened the 1st Starving Artist Studio in Little River South Carolina.  “I liked the sunshine and beaches, but it just wasn’t home.” So, in 2012 he and Amanda moved the studio home to Clarksburg WV.

Bill shares his knowledge of art as a teacher at Washington Irving Middle School in Clarksburg, WV. His teaching style is fun, fast-paced and peppered with humor. His two most famous quotes are: “There is no stress – just success.” And “Artists don’t make mistakes. We just change our minds.”


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