Nestled on the North Shore of Long Island’s Gold Coast, Ben’s Artist Studio is located in the quaint, historic village of Oyster Bay. Using techniques respected for centuries Ben’s team of artists creates an entire range of découpage, restored vintage furniture, archival artwork, carefully trimmed topiaries and everything in-between.
The traditional, French technique of découpage is the art of carefully cutting and gluing paper images to glass. The Ben’s Garden découpage collection includes glass plates, trays, vases, lamps, French crystal paperweights, coasters and accessory furniture. Cutting artists carefully use miniature scissors to painstakingly cut the desired image from the background to prepare it for application. Each individual piece is then applied to the desired vessel using bristle brushes and découpage medium. After the pieces are applied, the glue is smoothed to remove bubbling and burnished to remove excess glue. To complete the process, the item is sealed, painted or felted to finish the backside and signed by Ben.
We offer custom découpage with your wedding invitations, baby shower invitations, monograms or photographs. Originals are returned with your completed tray(s). Samples are pictured top center, download our custom découpage order form.
Originally crafted with flowers from Ben’s childhood garden, today Ben’s Garden has fields of flowers, planted twice a year, where we carefully propagate our beautiful specimens for our Pressed Flower Collection. The Collection has grown to include coasters, trivets, assorted photo frames, placemats, paperweights and botanical artwork.
Our Vintage Furniture is constructed using reclaimed and antique frames, which are carefully scouted for high-quality craftsmanship and strength. Our upholstery and casegoods are known to incorporate traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, English and French dovetailing, and
kiln-dried, hardwood frames. Furniture finishes are carefully hand-applied to add character, and years of personality. The fabric and padding from upholstery pieces is completely replaced with up-to-the-minute hypoallergenic and planet-friendly technologies to make a timeless and comfortable chair, sofa or settee.
Perhaps best known as the setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, Long Island’s North Shore has a long-held reputation of elegance and gentility. Commissioned by the great families of the late 19th century, including the Vanderbilts, de Ponts, Morgans, and Whitneys, 1,200 grand country estates graced the North Shore’s rolling hills. An architectural assembly unmatched anywhere in America or Europe. A destination from the urban reality of New York City, Oyster Bay and it’s surrounding North Shore was a life of polo ponies, croquet on the lawn, enchanting gardens and cocktails at five. Providing pure inspiration, Oyster Bay brings to life the charm Ben finds in the vintage papers, old postcards, botanical prints and antique curiosities he collects.