A modern-day silhouettist tells his story. Charles Burns writes about his explorations into the art and history of silhouette. His mission is to bring this often-overlooked art to a wider, appreciative audience.
02.10.2012 by Charles Burns
On the 19th May I was invited to cut a royal profile or two at Coworth Park. It was one of the only events I've worked at where the toastmaster had to announce lunch by calling for "Your Majesties, Royal Highnesses, Highnesses, Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen... " to take their seats. (more…)
20.03.2012 by Charles Burns
Now that Mastering Silhouettes is out of my hands I have some time to return to the studio and do some painting. My biggest inspiration so far this year has been the (very crowded) David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy, so I've been making iPhone drawings. (more…)
19.03.2012 by Charles Burns
My new book, Mastering Silhouettes, was launched last month with a small party at the London Sketch Club. We were fortunate enough to be sponsored by Hendricks Gin, after I worked at their "umbrella emporium" party last year. They supplied the drink, so it was a small but tasty party. Thank you Hendricks! (more…)