Silhouette Cutting: Sunday 6th December 2020


“My Mary Barrett Virtual Studio Day will take place on Sunday 6th December 2020″
Sittings between 6pm and midnight UK time (GMT)

You are booking a short, private Zoom session in the virtual studio of the well-known silhouettist Charles Burns.

International sitting times

We welcome virtual visitors from all over the world. This studio day takes place during the day in Los Angeles, the early evening in New York and the late evening in London.

If you live in these or similar time zones, this event is for you!

Available Studio Day Sittings

Choose your first sitting, add ticket to basket, then add more sittings as needed before checking out.

How many sittings do I need?



We arranged this virtual studio day as a tribute to the mysterious silhouettist Mary Barrett.

Silhouette cutting takes place online, so no need to worry about masks or social distancing! All our 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.

On the day you’ll be asked to log in to the Zoom event shortly before the time you chose from the list above. Charles will cut silhouettes of you and your family and pop them in the post afterwards.

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What was Mary Barrett?

Mrs Barrett might have been called Mary, but then again she might not. There  is some confusion on this point!

A silhouette painted on glass by M. Barrett c. 1820

What is clear is she worked in the south of England during the early nineteenth century painting profiles on glass, She painted some distinguished sitters, including Prime Minister William Pitt . She’s one of a number of female artists making a living as silhouettists in the patriarchal world of Regency England. 

Studio Day Tributes

We named this Studio Day as a tribute to Mary Barrett. As a self-taught artist Charles owes a huge debt to the work of past silhouettists, so naming studio days like this is a good way to pay tribute to them.
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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 any tributed artist please do ask. Such challenges are always welcome!


Additional information

Sitting times

In multiples of 10 minutes


Silhouettes delivered worldwide after the event


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Event Details

Ten-minute private portrait sittings with silhouettist Charles Burns.

Start date: 6 December 2020

End date: 6 December 2020

Start time: 18:00 GMT

End time: 23:59 GMT

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: [email protected]