Enjoy traditional handmade silhouettes in the modern day.
Silhouettes are romantic, whimsical, historical - and are still part of our culture after hundreds of years. Bring these iconic hand-made portraits into your family, your event, or your love of history.
A detailed portrait made in a rare way
Silhouettes are miniature profile portraits. The profiles shown on this website are cut freehand with scissors – without drawing first, or creating by machine, or tracing any shadow. The scissors are doing “drawing” – thus creating the silhouette, ready for framing. Silhouette profile cutting has a long history which has unfolded over 400 years - yet it is available to you today.
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Fascinating for events
Bring to your event an interactive activity that enthuses, entertains and fascinates your self, your family, and your guests and visitors. How often do we modern people see someone “drawing” with scissors – and the revealed art is your own likeness? Arrange for silhouette portraiture at your event.
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If you won’t be near one of the posted events, or you have wiggly children that can’t stay still, you can order a silhouette online. Your traditional portraits are cut by hand for you, and your receive the order by mail. The silhouettes are perfect for heirlooms, or for gifting for elegant holiday or other gifts.
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Your own portrait experience
Your silhouette is an award-winning traditional piece. You have the easy part: sitting and enjoying the experience. Find your opportunity in North America (and occasionally distant lands) to sit for your own portrait, often in a traveling artist studio under canvas or connected with a respected museum facility. Your experience will be memorable.
Public programs with silhouette portraits >