Alistair Erskine has been working as a decorative artist for over 20 years, mainly providing a service for leading interior designers. His experience includes special paint finishes and effects, mural painting, trompe l'oeil, woodgraining, marbling, faux finishes, stippling, dragging, stencilling, gilding, combing, gesso, hand painted motifs, leafing, lacquer and fresco effects. He will tackle both traditional and very modern ideas and works in London, nationwide and abroad.
Custom murals and all types of specialist paint effects, including trompe l'oeil. Extensive portfolio available to view. Installation of silk wallcoverings and specialist wallpapers. Commissions undertaken throughout the UK and overseas.
Specialist painter of murals for walls or ceilings, of wood graining, marbling, and other trompe l'oeil effects. Jane Knapp also designs and makes oil cloths as flooring for conservation projects. She has been involved in the refurbishment and redecoration of historic buildings but is equally happy to undertake small projects for children's rooms. Jane also designs and produces an original range of lighting and furniture, especially oak or cherry refectory tables.
Lizzi Porter trained as an apprentice to Salvatore Titian, restorer of some of the finest antiques, learning skills including gesso work, gilding, lacquerwork, replacing broken ornament and colour-matching antique painted finishes. Since 1995, she has worked freelance for top interior designers (including Nicky Haslam), architects, curators and private clients, undertaking all types of interior decorative finishes, including trompe l'oeil panelling, chinoiserie, bumble bees swarming through a window, a stray leaf on a floor board, marbling a chimney piece. She is prepared to paint anything you may imagine, and will undertake commissions worldwide.
Perucchetti offers traditional Marmorino polished plaster of the finest quality, based on ancient recipes taken from the ‘archivi delle biblioteche’ in Venice. Perucchetti has spent over 40 years developing an extensive archive of finishes to achieve numerous textures, colours and unique intricate patinas for both internal and external use. All their techniques are applied by hand trowel, with all artisans personally trained in-house. Perucchetti can imitate virtually any material texture, including aged and fossil stone, marble, travertine, granites, pumice and alabaster, including embossed patterns. The company offers a personal, bespoke service to all their clients. The studio, where many examples of their work can be viewed in situ, can be visited by appointment.