Hand cut silhouette portraits of you and your loved ones cut to order by North London based Alison Russell, one of the few remaining silhouette artists in England. Choose from classic black or a selection of colour options. A set of four are mounted on A4 sized card (unless specified otherwise) and are unframed. The turnaround is two weeks from initial order.
Silhouettes can be created from photos, or for a fun experience have them cut live via Zoom (pets from photos only). Reference photos must be of the subject side on, with a neutral expression, not laughing or eating for example, should preferably be against a plain background, a white or light coloured wall is ideal. Also, please be sure to arrange their hair in the photo as you would like to see it in the portrait, for example, pony tails and plaits make for a good look in silhouette form. Consider if you want a formal shirt and tie look or a more casual neck line and please be sure to have the sitter wear in the photo what you would like to see cut in the silhouette portrait.
Artist background: Alison Russell is one of the few remaining silhouette artists in England. She has mastered this rare and timeless artform which evokes a tradition highly popular during the Victorian era. Using just scissors and paper, she cuts out the subject’s portrait in profile, taking only a few minutes and resulting in a most charming, detailed and highly accurate likeness.
Alison will email you after you've purchased this item to confirm all details and to see if you'd like a zoom call or send photos over. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to give the Zoom experience as part of the gift, Alison can email you a gift voucher.
To view more of Alison's items (she does pets and up to 6 people), have a look at her seller's page