Charles – unique roving silhouette artist

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For a totally unique entertainment experience you can’t get better than our roving silhouette artist!  Charles’ life is completely dominated by silhouettes. In around 90 seconds, Charles and his scissors will create a near perfect image of you. He uses black paper to cut out your silhouette, which is then professionally mounted onto card, turning the art work into a beautifully crafted cameo portrait - a wonderful keepsake.

This is an extraordinary miracle of hand-eye co-ordination and Charles’ amazing skills are prefect for many events including: trade shows; team building events; gala and company dinners; charity balls and weddings – weddings really lend themselves to this form of art with the wonderful array of hats and family profiles to compare.

If you are planning a small event for 10-12 guests, then cutting time can be increased to 3 or 4 minutes a person giving Charles a chance to talk more and really get to know your guests. Another idea that works well for dinner parties, or corporate event post-meeting dinners, is to have a 15 minute introduction to the eighteenth-century craft of silhouette cutting, which includes an opportunity for guests to try their hand at this skilled art form – which usually creates some hilarity for the group!  Then once guests are seated for dinner, Charles circulates the room cutting portraits for all to take home as a souvenir.

To have very personalised souvenirs of your event or special occasion we can arrange to have your cards custom printed with your party or company name and logo, or the date and venue of your wedding – whatever you’d like really!  Cards come in standard sizes: 6” x 4” or 7”x 5” which means they can quickly be popped into a photo frame – which we can also supply.  We can also offer pre-cut silhouettes of key people at your event and an A3 size montage of all the silhouettes that were cut at your event.

Obsessed with drawing from an early age, Charles is now widely regarded as the finest silhouette cutter practicing in the country today. He is constantly searching for new ideas and new applications for his art.

Charles was featured in the BBC2 series "Tales of Tools" (in the episode about scissors), and in the course of his travels has been fortunate to meet and cut silhouettes of many of the notable figures of our times including (among many others) The Queen, at her 80th birthday celebrations, and President Clinton. Today he has a busy schedule bringing his art to an extraordinary variety of events all over the UK and abroad.

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Charles – unique roving silhouette artist

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