Introducing Alice Cescatti and her Masterpieces of Light

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new artist at the Paragon Gallery.  Alice Cescatti's captivating originals are the very essence of light.  Her unique technique involves a rarely seen water-gilding process, building up many layers of sanded gesso and clay on wooden panels.  She then floats individual silver or gold leaves onto the clay surface using a specialist method dating back to Egyptian tomb paintings and reliefs from the 23rd century BC. The gold or silver leaf surface is then hand burnished with an agate stone to enhance the quality of the metal as a light source.

These pieces really must be seen in the flesh to appreciate the full impact of the metal leaf.  Her work can be seen in the gallery now, with one piece currently hanging in the window.  We would love to hear what you think.  You can read more about Alice on her page...

http://paragongallery.co.uk/gallery/#/alice/

"Mourning" Acid Etched Water Gilded Silver Leaf on Panel

"Mourning" Acid Etched Water Gilded Silver Leaf on Panel