Eddy Bennett is originally from Cornwall but moved to London in his twenties to become a freelance artist. He is now an internationally acclaimed artist and has produced work and commissions from all over the world.
Eddy’s approach 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 precision pieces.
His original works are applied by hand in reverse onto the glass itself, where he layers enamel paint completely freehand. He also favours 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 gelatine solution or oil size that is then used to stretch the real gold into a mirror-like state. Each resulting artwork is part of a meticulous process that takes weeks to complete.