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Speed Painter & Speed Portrait Artist

Jon has travelled the world as a variety performer, specialty act, street performer and visual artist, appearing in cabarets and theatre shows, at festivals, private parties, on numerous TV shows and at a diverse range of corporate events performing and creating his speed painting shows featuring unusual outsized artworks. Jon’s paintings often fetch thousands of pounds at charity auctions.

Now Jon has created five meticulously rehearsed speed painting shows, choreographed to music, that provide the powerful spectacle of an artist in action. In addition to this, Jon is also a highly acclaimed pavement artist. All performances are suitable, in slightly different formats for any live event, from street festivals to corporate functions.

Speed Painting Shows:

Upside down, revolving, 6 foot tall portraits, executed in under 6 minutes. Jon can paint from his repertoire of the iconically famous, or a portrait learnt on request. Recent commissions include Ronnie Wood, Paul O’Grady, Roberto Martinez, David Bailey, Sadiq Khan, Alastair Cook…

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Executes paintings live, indoors or outdoors

A variety performer speciality act

Also a highly acclaimed pavement artist

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Here’s what Jon – Speed Painter’s clients said:

Tombstone-faced rocker Jon Hicks works wonders with paintbrushes.
Bruce Dessau – Evening Standard

Thank you for your performance, it was fantastic and exceeded all expectations!
North Island – Seychelles

Your performance is awesome
Canal Entertainment Works Co. Ltd., Fukuoka, Japan

Thank you so much for your help with booking Jon… Jon was incredibly helpful and flexible and so huge thanks to him. He was brilliant as ever, people love him and the painting was fantastic… Thank you again and I hope to work with you and Jon again.
Marie Curie Cancer Care (via Contraband)

Private Client

Awe inspiring performance.
Zap Productions

Stealing the show with an act never before seen at this festival.
Timaru Herald

We were delighted… adding such an imaginative visual art dimension to our programme.
Islington International Festival

You will receive my regards from Jon, the show was great we all love the performance & quality. Thank you for all the support & looking forward dealing with you.
The Meaza Group Company (via Contraband)

It went very well! Jon was easy to work with and very charming. He helped with our guests and the image he created was lovely.
Seiko UK Ltd (via Contraband)

Thanks for your email! The event was extremely successful and much more than expected was raised for Marie Curie! All the entertainers were fabulous, please extend our thanks to them all! Especially Richard and Jon the artist who was amazing!…
Atom Events Ltd (via Contraband)


Jon – Speed Painter’s Previous Clients:

Amnesty International
English Heritage
Smart Car
War on Want


Jon – Speed Painter’s Icon Repertoire:

Robbie Williams
Nelson Mandela
Dot Cotton
Frank Sinatra
Johnny Rotten
John Lennon
Charlie Chaplin
Rolf Harris
Marilyn Monroe
Joe Strummer


Jon – Speed Painter’s Landscape Repertoire:

London Skyline (two options – one with audience member as Superman)
Wave with Surfer
Batman on Rooftops
Christmas Landscape

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