Introducing Alice Cescatti and her Masterpieces of Light

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new artist for the Paragon.  Alice Cescatti's captivating originals are light themselves.  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 leaf 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 get the full impact of the silver leaf.  Her work can be seen in the gallery now, 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