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Ruth Monsell, Silhouettist

Silhouette Artist from Charleston, SC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$750 - $1500 per event
I'm Ru Monsell of ARTFUL HEIRLOOMS SILHOUETTES, a lifelong artist with 35 years of experience in cutting profile portraits from very quick live sittings. Your guests leave with a favor that's a CUSTOM HEIRLOOM: their likeness in cut paper. I call it "the Elegant Extra" and many people have told me the silhouettes were the hit of their reception or event.

Having a live artist at your affair lends a custom artistic touch and WOWS your guests, making the day especially memorable. The process is very entertaining to watch, while portraits quickly emerge as if by magic, using just scissors.

I'm in Maine in the summer and South Carolina in the winter, but travel anywhere my transportation and accommodations are covered. I've had bookings from coast to coast, and several in Canada.

I have a THREE HOUR MINIMUM. Except for gatherings of under 50 people, too many guests would otherwise be disappointed.

I've had extensive experience at weddings, corporate events, private parties, proms, project graduations, bar and bat mitzvahs, reunions, fundraisers, galleries, craft shows, museums, schools and historical society functions, and aboard international cruise ships.

Working at a wedding is an honor to me, knowing that I have something special to add to a couple's Big Day. Most frequently I do theirs ahead of time so their portraits can be on display, framed, at the reception. Please contact me to talk about your vision for your special occasion. I hope you'll have a look at my reviews and contact me very soon.

I look forward to speaking with you and welcome all your questions. Since the goal is to exceed your every expectation, you'll find me easy to work with, flexible and very hard working. Just phone any time for a free quote. For additional information, testimonials and samples, please visit Artful or Artful Heirlooms Portraiture on FaceBook. I'd love to brainstorm with you what will make you 100% delighted.

Sincerely,
Ru Monsell, Silhouettist/Caricaturist:

Artful Heirlooms
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding Reception

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There aren't words to describe what a special addition Ruth was to our wedding celebration. She was the highlight of the wedding, and though we booked her for only three hours, demand for her silhouettes far exceeded anything we could have imagined. Ruth selflessly stayed til the very end of the wedding and made sure that every single guest received a silhouette. Not only did our guests love her and rave about the silhouettes, we now have a beautiful album of all of our guest's silhouettes as a precious keepsake. Ruth is simply amazing and pure class, I can't recommend her enough to any bride or anyone else planning a special event. Thank you so much Ruth.

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Halloween Party

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We had such a wonderful experience with Ruth! Everyone LOVED the silhouettes... and we can't wait to invite her again next year!!! Would highly recommend!!!

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Bat Mitzvah

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Ruth did a wonderful job and was a big hit! She was busy during the entire event and her work was prized by all as a very special piece of art. Ruth was great to work with, very accommodating and helped make our event a smash. Thanks Ruth!

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
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May Fair, Fryeburg Fairgrounds
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
2016
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14
May Fair, Fryeburg Fairgrounds
Fryeburg, ME
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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May Fair, Fryeburg Fairgrounds
Fryeburg, ME
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Providence G Ballroom
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Silhouette Artist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Please note Ruth Monsell, Silhouettist will also travel to Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, Isle Of Palms, Drayton, Awendaw, Johns Island, North Charleston, Wando, Wadmalaw Island, Huger, Jacksonboro, Gloverville, Ravenel, Mc Clellanville, Edisto Island, Hollywood, Shulerville, Goose Creek, Bethera, Ladson.
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