The Roving Artist - Other Artistic Entertainer - Reading, South East

The Roving Artist - Other Artistic Entertainer | Reading, South East

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Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Reading, South East
Performs: Worldwide
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On-the-spot portrait silhouettes of your guests, cut freehand with scissors from back paper in about two minutes each. Based in London available to perform at Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events Worldwide.
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A silhouette artist work on the move, carrying all the materials he needs for his art in specially-made pockets in his jacket. This means he is quite a home in a wide variety of situations: mixing with the guests at a reception or working around the tables during the courses of a dinner. Guests are asked to pose - quite literally for one minute - while the artist produces a pair of surgical scissors and expertly cuts their exact profile at a speed most people simply cannot believe. When held up to the light the likeness is instantly recognisable, to the amazement of all. As a final presentatio ...


UK-based silhouette artists Michael Herbert and Charles Burns have each been working as "The Roving Artist" for nearly fifteen years, brought together by a shared interest in the forgotten English art of silhouette cutting. They have taken this lost art and re-invented it for the 21st century, combining traditional skill with modern and stylish presentation. They work at a wide range of events all over the world, as far afield as Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. it is not unusual for Michael to find himself at a wedding in Italy while Charles is working at a product launch in Birmingham, UK. They ...

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The Roving Artist - Other Artistic Entertainer - Reading, South East Event Location: London 13th May 2016
My three daughters arranged for Charles to attend a surprise 60th for my wife and he did a superb job mingling among the guests to give every one of the seventy friends a silhouette to go home with. Definitely an original addition to the party and he then kindly sent us one big picture of everyone , which we have had framed.
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The Roving Artist - Other Artistic Entertainer - Reading, South East Event Location: London 16th January 2016
My husband and I used yourself for our wedding and rather than using the silhouettes on a wedding cake we had all our guests portraits cut for our favours. It went down an absolute treat, was a great talking point, and even all these years later people still have their silhouettes on display at home! Thank you
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The Roving Artist - Other Artistic Entertainer - Reading, South East Event Location: Birmingham 20th November 2015
We were “silhouetted” at a wedding last year – it was such a lovely thing to do and we now have an exquisite memento of the event. There is always a lot of hanging about at weddings isn’t there and making small talk with a mixed assemblage of people is great as far as it goes. Having Charles working through the gathering, his quick fingers and keen observation of his subject making it a delight to watch. Thanks for making the day so special for all of us.
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Charles Burns has appeared at all kinds of venues - too numerous to mention - and cut over 150,000 profiles, including two portraits of the Queen, one of President Clinton (while visiting the National Portrait Gallery), the Duke of Edinburgh, and any number of TV personalities, writers, artists and sporting celebrities.

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Wedding Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Christening Entertainment Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners Jewish Weddings After Dinner Entertainment Conference Dinners Trade Show Stands

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Mastering Silhouettes

Mastering Silhouettes, a signed copy by Charles Burns. Shipping is for international orders, for UK orders contact the artist.

£16.99 (+£11.5 P&P)

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