Sweet Silhouette

Hand-Cut Paper Portraits by Varin Acevedo

Silhouette Portraits

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, weddings and special events.

If you would like a portrait made from a photo, simply read the "Instructions" page, and your portrait will soon arrive. Custom silhouette pendants  are available in the Web Store.

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Silhouette Portraits are a timeless keepsake, and are often passed down through 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.

She also goes to numerous schools and pre-schools.

The History of Silhouettes

The art of Silhouette cutting originated in Europe in the early 1700's. Prior to the advent of photography, it was a quick and low-cost way to capture someone's likeness that was more affordable than a painted portrait. Artists were hired to cut profiles of the royalty, highlighting the latest extravagance of fashion. In fact, silhouettes received their name from Ettiene de Silhouette, the pre-revolution finance minister who would cut out paper profiles while the people suffered with excessive taxes.

When those artists immigrated to the United States, some catered to the wealthy and some traveled across the contryside to small towns and fairs. Photographs could still be expensive and difficult to obtain, but for a few pennies the likeness of a loved one could be preserved.

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