The Roving Artist

Charles Burns, the UK's most talented silhouette artist

When it comes to quirky entertainment - have you ever considered hiring a silhouette artist to come and rove at your next do…?

‘A what..?!’ I hear you cry!

Silhouette artistry is the art of cutting incredibly accurate profile portraits with scissors –  an old English craft that sadly died out in Victorian times, after the invention of photography, and today is almost totally unknown. Yet silhouette cutting still has much to offer, and in today’s world where technology is everything, it is an incredibly captivating and a very impressive form to entertain yur guests at your next do!

Set up by expert silhouettist Charles Burns, who's has cut many notable portraits, including two silhouettes of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, President Clinton (while visiting the National Portrait Gallery) and a ever-growing number of TV personalities, writers, artists and sporting celebrities, The Roving Artist provides personalised silhouette cutting for events all over the UK and abroad, combining traditional skill with modern, stylish presentation.

With little more than paper and scissors (and the talent, of course!), Charles and his team of fellow silhouettists, work on the move, mixing with your guests at a drinks reception or circulating around the tables during meal. All you have to do is stand back and watch them wow your guests, who will no doubt love to receive their very own silhouettes to take home. 

The Roving Artists Group

Roving Artist Portrait


The Roving Artist Couple

Our Verdict:

True art as entertainment - brilliantly original and understatedly cool.


Prices vary dependant on location and party size – see The Roving Artist’s page in the Little Black Book for more info and contact details. 


Posted in The Notebook

by Notebook
on on 22 February 2017

  artist, entertainment, roving artists

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