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Suitable for weddings and corporate events
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.