In the tradition of the great profile paper artists of the nineteenth century, I employ a simple box camera, a camera obscura, to record perfect likenesses of my clients. This device allows me to faithfully draw a true and accurate profile of any subject. I cut this profile sketch from the finest imported French silhouette paper and mount it on card stock. An “instant heirloom” can be created as my subject watches and waits! For folks unable to visit Bishop Hill, I design and cut silhouettes from photographs provided by my clients. I have created hundreds of paper profile portraits from digital images.
In 2021, Bishop Hill will celebrate its 175th anniversary. By then I hope to have cut paper profile portraits (shades) of most Bishop Hill residents, visitors, and friends to mount as a display marking this special milestone.
Be a part of history and have your silhouette cut; contact me today to schedule a sitting!
The traditional size of a silhouette bust portrait is between three and four inches in height. This size fits a standard 5 x 7 inch frame. If you would prefer a larger cutting, please request that specific size. If you are interested in a full-body portrait, please provide two photos: one profile of the head and shoulders and a full-body pose as you would like the subject to be appear in the finished portrait. All silhouettes are one-of-a-kind special orders and require direct CONTACT with me (in person, mail, or e-mail) to ensure your satisfaction.
The cost of each commission may change with the degree of detail
and number of subjects, but these prices remain the same:
Full body silhouette…..$50.00
Duplicate full body…..$10.00
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