Varin Acevedo is a San Diego Silhouette artist that enjoys cutting likeness of people (and pets) and would be happy to do yours. She can be found cutting Silhouettes in many fairs and markets. She is also available for schools, parties and special events.
Silhouette Portraits are a timeless keepsake, and are often passed down generations. They make wonderful gifts and complement any decor. A unique gift for birthdays, holidays, wedding gifts to bridesmaids and grooms, or any occasion.
Having a Silhouette Artist at your wedding or party is fun, and will give your guests a a gift they will treasure.
If you are having a fund raiser, consider having Varin cut silhouettes at your event. If you are a school, or a non-profit, Varin will contribute a portion of her proceeds to your institution.
The art of silhouette cutting originated in Europe in the early 1700's. Prior to the advent of photography, it was a way to capture the the likeness of a person without the time-consuming and costly painted portrait. Artists were hired to cut profiles of the royalty, highlighting the latest extravagance in fashion. In fact, they received their name from Etienne de Silhouette, the merciless pre-revolution finance minister who would cut out paper profiles while the people suffered with excessive taxes.
When those European artists immigrated to the United States, some catered to the wealthy and some traveled across the country to small towns and fairs. Photographs could still be prohibitively expensive, but for a few pennies the likeness of a loved one could be captured and treasured.