I'm Ru Monsell of ARTFUL HEIRLOOMS SILHOUETTES, a lifelong artist with over 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 May through October and South Carolina November through April, 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 call 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, as I am often booked for an event many months ahead.
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.
Ru Monsell, Silhouettist/Caricaturist: