Saskia Huning is an artist and specialist decorator working on the restoration and recreation of historic decorative schemes and murals. Huning Decorations has a reputation for recreating lost areas of murals and decorations from different periods and in the last few years has worked on Victorian, Rococo, late 16th trompe l’oeil and mid-20th century schemes.
Saskia works with both traditional and modern materials, using techniques such as graining, marbling, gilding, stenciling, trompe l’oeil, glaze effects and decorative painting. Colour matching and the application of paints in the appropriate way to sit with the handwriting of the original painting being restored or recreated is an important part of Saskia’s work which she has used to great effect in many high-profile projects across the UK.
Working for the National Trust, English Heritage, and churches and houses around the country, recent projects include recreating the trompe l’oeil ceiling decoration at the Savile Club in Mayfair, areas of the Arts and Craft decoration at the David Parr House in Cambridge and the polychrome scheme on the decorative iron work at Abbey Mills Pumping Station.