Murals for Adults and Trompe L’Oeil
Murals are not just for kids! Man has been painting on his walls since we lived in caves and there’s no reason to stop now.
A view of a favourite scene can transport you to anywhere or any time.
A ‘trompe l’oeil’ (or trick of the eye) can create the illusion that you’re looking through a window that isn’t really there and it can make a room appear larger by giving the impression of more space.
A mural on a single wall can be a focal point but an alternative to painting the wall is to have a large panel to fit the space available. Pictured is a 6ft x 6ft mdf panel featuring a life size Tiger! It was painted for the Garden Tiger Public House in Harlow, Essex and is stunning with added plants and down-lights.
The Mural above was painted recently at South Woodham Ferrers Station. It is designed around the local countryside, beauty spots and tourist attractions
The owner of this kitchen wanted something different and quirky - use the arrows for more views of the chef and typography
A fun thing to do is create the effect of something unexpected. Here wallpaper appears to be peeling - revealing a painted wall
In May 2021 I went back to South Woodham Ferrers Station to paint another wall - this time featuring a WW1 Tommy
against the evocative background of a red sunset. The cross will bear a wreath when placed there on November 11th
Pictured above are some examples of decorative effects painted to give a distinctive look or feel to a room.
On the left is a mock sandstone effect which can transform a room giving it an antiquated or grand look.
The ivy painted around a pair of patio doors brings the garden into the house, merging inside and outside spaces.
On the right is a ceiling with a painted cloud effect, sometimes painted in children’s nursery rooms as
cotton-wool type clouds however these are painted in a more realistic way, again bringing the outdoors inside.