I was cutting caricatures at a student ball a couple of weeks ago when I received a strange request. A student was planning to make a wedding proposal to his girlfriend, and was looking for an original way to do it. Seeing me in action, he asked me to cut a silhouette of them both while he did so. Continue reading “A wedding proposal”
I was very surprised on arriving at a recent 60th birthday party at The Garrick Club to see a silhouette flag flying outside, with one of my own silhouettes on it. I felt I’d arrived! The Garrick Club, with it’s interesting collection of portraits, is a great place for an artist to work at any time. On that day my artwork was the most prominent.
The silhouette flag silhouette
The silhouette had been cut by me, nearly 10 years earlier at a corporate event. It was the reason I’d been booked of course. The same silhouette also featured on all the guest invitations, the place cards, the menu, etc. Do you think perhaps I ought to have asked extra for copyright?
People know very little about silhouettes. For this reason I like to include a little background information on the back of my silhouette cards. I do update this silhouette blurb from time to time, so here is the latest version. Continue reading “Silhouette Blurb”