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Silhouette Artist Charles Burns

Charles is widely regarded as the finest silhouette cutter practicing in the country today - a unique and highly personalised touch to your day!

Price from £755 + travel

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Price from £755 + travel from Berkshire

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 60 minute sessions

  • South East From £769
  • South West From £833
  • Wales From £833
  • East of England From £833
  • East Midlands From £885
  • West Midlands From £885
  • North West From £885
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £936
  • North East From £936
  • International From £1,089
  • Northern Ireland From £1,089
  • Republic of Ireland From £1,089
  • Scotland From £1,089

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For every booking: Free 15 minute Skype session with Charles, to have your silhouettes cut, before your eyes. These will be posted to you and can also be scanned to use on wedding stationery/thank you cards etc. 

For nearly of a quarter of a century, Charles Burns, aka the roving artist, has been cutting silhouettes at corporate events, weddings, conferences, trade shows, parties, dinners and charity dooz. With his experience and expertise the likenesses are extraordinary.  Working with just a pair of scissors, and a pocket full of paper, he will capture your portrait in just a minute or two. 

Charles has dropped his scraps of paper on some of the best floors in the land; Gary Linekar, Russell Brand, Eric Idle, Jamie Oliver, Neil Armstrong, Boris Johnson, President Bill Clinton and indeed Her Majesty the Queen have all been snipped into silhouette.

"I’ve been cutting silhouettes for twenty years now, and when I first started cutting silhouettes I thought it was just a small thing - a little English craft that one could learn to do, and then just carry on doing it. But actually what I’ve found is that it keeps growing."

Silhouette cutting is a living art, people recognise themselves in their shadows. They enjoy the speed and presentation, and react to Charles’ persona as an entertainer.

As well as rediscovering the art of silhouette, Charles has recently published a book, ‘ Mastering Silhouettes’, and has made a feature-length TV documentary ‘Silhouette Secrets’.

"What I’m looking for when I cut a portrait, with scissors, is to kind  of go beyond just the surface, and if I can to kind of take something of the person and bring it into the silhouette, which other people can instantly relate to and recognise in a very personal and emotional level."

VO: Charles is available to cut, speak about or otherwise exhibit the art of silhouette cutting all over the UK and abroad. 



8 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars

“Charles is an absolute master of his craft - and worth every penny! He effortless mingles with guests while producing fantastic 'takeaway' momentoes of the day”

“Charles was a most splendid feature of the wedding! He brought the added value of "breaking the ice" during the Champagne reception for guests who didn't know others....everyone was excited to watch him at work and to marvel at each gorgeous silhouette he produced. Then, at the end of a perfect day, they had beautiful likenesses to take home as mementoes! A triumph!”

“Utterly wonderful. I cannot praise this enough. Such a wonderful idea for favours where the guests were enthralled by the artistry and the talent of Charles. It was wonderful to see so many of them as profile pictures on Facebook!”

“This man is a genius! Everyone loved him at our wedding! Thank you so much for everything!!!”

“Charles blew the guests away at our wedding with his superb skill and precision. He was the perfect addition to our reception and the silhouettes were so popular! Thank you so much!”

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