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Understanding the Delicate Process Behind the Art of Patrick Guyton

The artistic process Patrick Guyton uses to create his art is exacting, volatile, and precarious. This may sound hyperbolic, but for Guyton, something as simple as using the wrong paintbrush can [...]

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Meet the Artist: 10 Questions with Patrick Guyton

Patrick Guyton has combined his passion for ancient art techniques with a tenacious work ethic to create a truly unique body of work. Guyton’s art is a sight to behold. He carefully hand-applies [...]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Illuminated Manuscripts

An illuminated manuscript is a beautifully crafted book, but it’s also so much more—it’s a literal piece of art history. Illuminated manuscripts are hand-crafted books with pages that feature [...]

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Video Premiere: Patrick Guyton Paints Elegance in Gold

Substrate: a substance or layer that underlies something on which a process occurs. This is where enzymes act, and from which organisms live, grow, or obtain nourishment. Patrick Guyton is a [...]

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Patrick Guyton’s Hummingbirds, Veils, and Bonsais

Gold leaf is so thin that it is said to be the width of a human hair, and is so light it floats like a feather when dropped. After a year of experimentation, Patrick Guyton perfected his [...]