Afternoon Studio Day: Thursday 3rd June 2021

£45.00

Sittings between noon and 6pm UK time (BST)

One sitting: £45.00
Two or more sittings: £40 each

How many sittings do I need?

International sittings

We welcome visitors from around the world. This studio day will be:

  • Morning in New York
  • Daytime in Paris
  • Evening in Dubai

Please check your local time zone.

Available Sittings

Choose your first sitting, add ticket to basket, then add more sittings as needed. Quantity discounts will be applied at checkout.

 

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Description

I arranged this virtual studio day as a tribute to the Georgian profilist Samuel Andrews.

Silhouette cutting takes place online. All my studio days consist of a series of 10-minute portrait sittings, which take place over Zoom.

After booking your sitting(s) you’ll receive an email ticket containing a Zoom link and further information. I’ll also send a reminder shortly before the event.

On the day you’ll be asked to log in to the Zoom event two minutes before the time you chose. I’ll cut silhouettes of you and your family and pop them in the post afterwards.

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Who was Samuel Andrews?

The Irishman Samuel Andrews spent much of his short life in India, where he painted a remarkable series of miniature portraits and en-grisaille profiles. He lived in Calcutta and his subject’s were mostly members of the British ruling Raj. He usually worked on ivory, first painting the outline in a dark sepia and then filling in the details with thinned pigment.

White busts of a father and son with details in grey against a dark background
John Roberts the elder and younger by Samuel Andrews, c.1790

Technically, these kind of portraits are not silhouettes. However, they are closely related to silhouettes due to their reliance on a strongly painted outline which defines the image. They look like relief cameo carving, but are actually flat. 

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Studio Day Tributes

This Studio Day is a tribute to Samuel Andrews. As a self-taught artist Charles owes a huge debt to the work of past silhouettists – he has leaned so much from studying their work – so naming studio days after them is his way to pay tribute.

Charles normally cuts silhouette in his own style (there are many examples all over this website). However, if you’d like your portraits cut in the manner of this artist please do ask. Such challenges are always welcome!

 

Additional information

Sitting times

In multiples of 10 minutes

Delivery:

Silhouettes delivered worldwide after the event

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Event Details

Ten-minute private portrait sittings with silhouettist Charles Burns.

Date: 3 June 2021

Start time: 12:00 BST

End time: 18:00 BST

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: silhouettist@silhouettist.uk