Eddy Bennet, originally from Cornwall moved to London 7 years ago to become a freelance artist. He is now an internationally acclaimed artist that has produced work and commissions from all over the world. Eddy Bennett’s style is unique, creative and acts as a bridge between the traditional craft of sign painting, gilding and the vibrant, arresting aesthetic of the Pop movement. A self-taught artist, Eddy has mastered the technical ability to create each piece completely by hand producing works of precision both in conceptual deliberation and painstaking execution. His original works are painted by hand in reverse onto the glass itself, layer by layer the enamel paint he works with is applied completely freehand, eventually revealing technical typographic works that consist of other natural materials such as Mother of Pearl, and 23 carat gold leaf. The gold leaf is applied to the glass using the Victorian method of gilding. Eddy makes a gelatin solution or oil size that is then used to stretch the real gold into a mirror like state. Not only does he use expensive natural materials to create his pieces, but each artwork is part of a process that takes weeks to complete.
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