Shanlie Wolter, owner and operator of Silhouettes & Such, is a free-hand silhouette artist, working in traditional 18th century style. When creating a portrait, her artistic eye and steady hand enable her to cut an intricate likeness of her sitter’s profile within just a few minutes. No tracing, drawing ahead of time or digital alterations are involved in her work.
Shanlie is a self-taught silhouette artist, with a professional background in art education and human services. She began making her own shadow portraits in ink in 2010, and later transitioned into the traditional cut-paper method of silhouetting. She now travels throughout the Southeastern United States, cutting portraits in person at historic reenactments, educational events, modern retail shops, fine art festivals and at public and private events.
Shanlie lives in the woods of rural Alabama, with her two daughters. Her love of silhouettes began in early childhood. She has been collecting antique silhouettes and cut-paper art since her teens...a hobby she enjoys to this day.