6:30 - 8:30pm, Thursday 19th Sep


Alice Cescatti - Natural Harmonies

Alice Cescatti grew up in New Zealand, from an early age she became fascinated by the interaction between the dramatic landscapes and the intense light of the South Pacific. Her unique technique involves a rarely seen water-gilding process with which Alice has mastered different ways of describing light.

Alice’s water-gilding process is more complex than oil gilding, building up many layers of sanded gesso and clay on wooden panels. This is followed by floating 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, some of the earliest evidence of gold being beaten into leaf.

Commisions include: Sultan of Brunei, For the Curator of Sculpture, The Louvre, Claridges, London, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. For the Director of Cartier, Paris


Chelsea 508 King's Rd, SW10 0LD