Veiled women, tranquil koi ponds, and graceful birds—these are just some of the zen-like images you’ll encounter in the gilded world of artist Patrick Guyton.
You can enter this shimmering paradise with our new Guyton Fall Sale Collection, featuring more than 35 unique works by the artist. This is a limited-time sale, so view the full collection here to find your favorite Guyton before it disappears.
Calling Guyton’s artwork unique would be an understatement. His trademark “Gilded Modernism” blends aspects of his commercial art background with the ancient traditions of Japanese leafing and Flemish glazing techniques.
Guyton’s creative process is so singular that it is unable to be replicated through traditional printmaking methods. This means each and every artwork in our Guyton collection was created by the artist’s own hands. No two are ever the same.
“At the beginning, making that decision of painting every single piece of art that was going out my door, I thought … it’s really going to be special, because each piece you’re getting a painting—from nothing to finished painting every single time,” Guyton says. “It has the personal touch to every single painting.”
To bring one of his luminous works to life, Guyton starts by carefully applying ultra-thin sheets of precious metals like gold and silver onto a board.
Once the board is covered, Guyton manipulates the metal with everything from chemicals to electrocution. He then paints directly on the metallic surface using dedicated brushstrokes. The leafing on the board is so delicate that Guyton can’t even sketch on it before he starts painting.
One work of art can take over a month to complete, but the final effect is truly stunning.
“The image is almost floating up off the surface—it isn’t, but it feels like it’s floating because most of the imagery has a lot of opacity, the backgrounds have a lot of transparency, so you get this 3-D feel, but in reality it’s completely flat,” Guyton says.
The amount of complexity hiding beneath the surface of the beautifully serene atmosphere Guyton creates in his artwork is remarkable. His distinctive style is instantly recognizable, making his one-of-a-kind artwork sought after by collectors all over the world.
If you’re interested in collecting the art of Patrick Guyton, contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org after hours.