Charles Burns

Charles Burns, silhouette artist, aka Roving Artist. Author of Mastering Silhouettes and presenter of Silhouette Secrets

Charles holding an unmounted paper cutting up to the camera

Masked Portrait Paper Cuttings

THROUGHOUT LOCKDOWN the mask struck me as a potent symbol of those extraordinary times. I’ve always been fascinated by masks; Venetian masked balls are amongst my favourite kind of event to work at. Yet the masks we all had to wear during lockdown felt very different.

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Charles in his Zoom studio

Is silhouette cutting safe?

IF YOU’RE ON my newsletter list I have a small favour to ask. I’m currently planning a newsletter on “the socially-distant silhouettist”. It’s an important subject; many artists and entertainers are thinking how to provide their services in both a safe and entertaining manner. For me, this is crucial in rebuilding a battered career!

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