Amy Richards - Silhouette Artist
Amy comes from a family tradition of silhouette cutting handed down from her grandmother. Using just scissors and black paper she cuts a single outline of the subject in under three minutes consistently capturing an astoundingly unique likeness. These portraits are elegant and timeless providing your guests with a memorable personal keepsake to treasure from your event. The silhouettes are mounted in cards which also have the option of being custom printed if required.
‘She is astounding! Truly fantastic!’ Jonathan Ross
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design and illustration and has been drawn to sketching portraits since childhood.
Her experience spans over 15 years having cut silhouettes at many prestigious venues all over the UK and abroad and for multitudes of corporate clients and well known celebrities. She also takes on commissioned studio work and her on-the-spot silhouettes are particularly popular at wedding receptions, balls and charity dinners.
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“She was a joy to work with! She was flexible around our event's funny timings, interacted with the guests if they showed an interest in her work and added so much to the day. I wish I could have recorded the reaction from the guests when they were all given their art at the end as they were astounded and it really was the talk of the event!
Emily, London (March, 2019)
“She was absolutely fantastic, circulated the room all evening and the silhouettes she produced were incredible. We had some wonderful feedback from our guests, thank you very much!
Carla Bartholomew, (February 2019)
“Amy is at the top of my list for recommendations - she is truly brilliant. She cut silhouettes at my wedding and they were a great talking point of the day. People were stumbling to have their silhouette done. We have since framed the ones she did of our nieces and they are beautiful. She also cut silhouettes at our company staff day out which was held at The Royal Opera House. Again, her impact was fantastic and, as at the wedding, everyone had a memory to take home from the day. Amy 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 Amy does. Thank you Amy for adding something brilliantly original to both events.
“Well, what a brilliant impact you had on both us and all of our guests! Actually having you there and seeing and hearing peoples responses exceeded our expectations completely (although of course we had absolute faith in you!). In hindsight the only thing we would have done differently would be to have hired you for longer so you could’ve got round everyone without your fingers falling off! It is such an amazing skill you have, we wish you every success in the future. Kindest regards,
Lucy and Ian,
“It was a pleasure to have Amy at our function, she delighted our guests with her amazing, true to life silhouettes. Everyone is still talking about her great skill and I would truly recommend her as a fantastic asset to any function.
Siobhan Reddy, Howard de Walden Estates Limit
“‘From the moment we met Amy we just knew we wanted to have her cut silhouettes at our wedding, she was truly amazing!’
Venetia & Richard,
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