Alice Cescatti grew up in New Zealand. From an early age, she became fascinated with wide open spaces, dramatic landscapes and the light of the South Pacific - in particular, the way it plays and interacts with its landscape conveying an impressive stillness. Alice is particularly interested in sea and cloud formations and weather patterns.
Alice uses a rare technique involving water gilding on wooden panels. More complex than oil gilding, it is buily up over many layers of gesso and clay to give depth and diversity, blending precious metals with water gilding and painting, producing differing plays of light t different times of day, the effect gives an ethereal beauty to her work. This is what drives Alice's creative process.
Scale is used as a context for describing her big landscapes and seascapes.
It is not to show nature as bigger or overwhelming but more to convey that we all coexist in wholeness whatever the scale.
Alice is now exploring ways to express her passion for the Shift in human consciousness, which is focused on finding new ways to live in a growing global community.
She has done commissions for the Sultan of Brunei, Curator of Sculpture at the Louvre in Paris, Claridges and Grosvenor House Hotel.