In his long career as a silhouette artist Charles has cut many notable portraits, including two silhouettes of the Queen.
Charles was born in London in 1961 and educated at Ampleforth, a catholic boarding school in North Yorkshire. Here he was taught to draw in the classical tradition by the sculptor John Bunting, himself a student of Leon Underwood. Later he attended art colleges in Exeter, Wolverhampton and Lyon, France, graduating with a 1st class Hons degree in Fine Art (painting) in 1984.
On leaving art college he worked for many years as a street artist in London’s Covent Garden, initially drawing 10-minute portraits in pencil and later cutting silhouettes. He naturally moved from there to the corporate events and entertainment market, where he found an audience quite different from the world of fine art. He has appeared at all kinds of venues and cut over 150,000 profiles, including two portraits of the Queen, President Clinton (while visiting the National Portrait Gallery) and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as a large number of TV personalities, writers, artists and sporting celebrities.
Whatever your event, be it a corporate function, wedding reception, private party or family celebration, why not enjoy the thrill of seeing art created in front of your very eyes, and treasure the keepsake of your very own silhouette as a wonderful memory.
First & Foremost Entertainment are thrilled to offer The Roving Artist's unique talents to our clients and are confident that you and your guests will be delighted and awed by the accuracy and intricacy of his work.
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