Silhouette Artist Alison

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Silhouette Artist Alison
Reasons to book this ACT
  • Beautiful, quick portraits have an impressive likeness to their subject

  • Add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the event

  • Cut silhouettes of celebrities such as Princess Anne & Shirley Bassey

  • Previous clients incl Nissan, Arsenal, Royal Mail, Vodafone, BBC

  • Based in London & available for events throughout the UK

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Alison is one of the few remaining silhouette artists in England. She has mastered this rare and timeless art form which evokes a tradition highly popular during the Victorian era.  Using just scissors and paper she cuts out the subject's portrait in profile taking only a few minutes resulting in a most charming, detailed and highly accurate likeness.

Alison learned how to cut silhouette portraits from her grandmother, an established painter and silhouette artist herself for more than 50 years. After gaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in illustration Alison began to carve out a career as a freelance silhouette artist cutting at all kinds of events from weddings, anniversaries and birthday parties to charity balls, trade fairs, festivals and corporate functions.

Alison has performed at a wide range of prestigious venues such as:
Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi)
Royal Courts of Justice
St Pauls Cathedral
Tower of London
Royal Academy of Art
St James Palace
National Portrait Gallery
Arsenal Football Club
Royal Ascot

She has cut silhouette portraits of several celebrities and well known public figures such as:
Princess Anne
Singer Shirley Bassey
Politician Michael Portillo
Footballer Graeme Le Saux
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay
TV Presenter Jonathan Ross
Actress Linda Robson

Silhouette art is a perfect way to make a special occasion memorable. Alison's silhouettes have been described as 'the icing on the cake' as they add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the celebration. Your guests will delight in having their silhouettes crafted. The effect is naturally flattering and enhances their best features.

Guests receive their portrait in a special card that can also be custom printed to include specific details of the event such as the names of the wedding couple, date and venue details to create a perfectly personalised memento to take home and frame.

Royal Mail
ING Direct
Gordon's Gin
Merrill Lynch
And many more...

"She is astounding, truly fantastic!"
Jonathan Ross

“Well, what can I say? You were brilliant! I am so pleased we chose you to help make our anniversary party so special.  People were absolutely amazed by your talent and skill (not to mention just how great you were with the guests and of course the children).  The silhouettes in the bespoke cards were excellent mementos for our guests and of course for us, as the cuttings of Oliver, Julian and Lara were really wonderful. Funnily enough, notwithstanding videos and pictures, they will probably exist as the most poignant reminder of our day in the years to come.

I dearly hope we find another occasion to use you and hopefully it will be before our 20th anniversary! Rest assured, I will make it my single minded objective to pass your details on to everyone I know thinking of having a party. Thanks for your skill and professionalism.”
Anthony D’Souza

“Alison is at the top of my list for recommendations. She is truly brilliant. She cut silhouettes at our company staff day out which was held at The Royal Opera House. Her impact was fantastic. People were stumbling to have their silhouette done and they were a great talking point. Everyone had a memory to take home from the day.

Alison is very well presented, talented, diplomatic, socially able and always very charming to have at an event. What she possesses is a very special talent. I have witnessed other silhouettists and they just don’t hit the mark that Alison does. Thank you Alison for adding something brilliantly original to both events.”
Annabel Westendarp
Howard de Walden Estates Limited 

"Thank you so much for arranging for Alison to do silhouettes at our wedding. We have had so many wonderful comments from our guests about them! Alison was so friendly and professional and her work is simply amazing. We have got Alison's silhouettes above our fireplace and they look fantastic. I will not hesitate to recommend her to friends and colleagues in the future, as I think her work is just incredible!"
Rachel and Ross

"Please can you thank Alison so much for attending our wedding and cutting so many silhouettes of our guests, it was such a big hit. Alison was so professional and friendly, she was truly amazing, nothing was too much bother and she maintained such an approachable manner and smiled throughout the entire time she was there (despite everyone badgering her!). I knew the first time we met Alison that we wanted to have her do our silhouettes on our wedding day and who knows when we shall meet again. My wedding guests were blown away and so was the bride and groom! What a great talent she has and how wonderful to share it. Many thanks again."
Venetia & Richard