About Us

Capital Artworks is committed to creating personalized art - caricatures, cartoons, illustrations and more - incorporating personal details, current events and the images that make each piece a memory instead of just a drawing.

Mike Jenkins started drawing as a child in Richmond, Virginia, and became known at his high school for panoramic cartoon strips promoting the school’s soccer team. A summer job at King’s Dominion in Virginia launched his caricature-drawing career which he took to Six Flags park in Georgia during college summers.
As the editorial cartoonist for the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise during the 1980s, Mike honed his political commentary via cartoons before relocating to metro DC. As the staff editorial cartoonist for the Journal Newspapers, Mike focused his drawing pen on local beltway politics for 20 years.  As the newspaper industry ran aground with the growth of the internet, Mike played on his strength: an organic, humorous approach to artwork which is rarely captured in an art world filled with technical expressions of color, line, and form.
At Capital Artworks, Mike’s highly skilled artists ensure a uniquely professional and entertaining experience, offering unique souvenirs of political, corporate, or private events. Capital Artworks is the Washington area's go-to source for creative event entertainment and personalized caricature gifts.