Trompe l’oeil

Trompe L’oeil Window

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Trompe L’oeil Window

Trompe L’oeil Window – Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire This trompe l’oeil window was painted to create a view where non really existed. The view I painted shows the lake and grounds of Ripley Castle. Over the years as a trompe l’oeil artist I’ve painted all sorts of windows in all sorts of rooms. They are a fantastic way of making a room feel bigger than it is and a fun way of adding visual trickery. Trompe l’oeil windows can be painted in any size, in any style and with any view. What you choose to see through your window can be anything you want – from...

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Trompe L’oeil Mural

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Trompe L’oeil Mural

Trompe L’oeil Mural – Scarcroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire This wacky trompe l’oeil mural was painted in a downstairs cloak room. The clients wanted something whimsical and fun that reminded them of their honeymoon in the Seychelles. With this in mind I came up with the idea of painting one of their favourite views at sunset, adding a little twist with the 3D illusion of the paper. It all worked brilliantly and looked so realistic people were actually reaching out to touch it! “Many thanks for a wonderful job as usual. It has been much admired by all who have seen it” Mrs D,...

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Trompe L’oeil Niche

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Trompe L’oeil Niche

Trompe L’oeil Niche – Harrogate, North Yorkshire This hand painted trompe l’oeil niche was commissioned by Garth Antiques in Harrogate to spruce up their shop doors and create some visual trickery. For each of the doors I also hand painted several trompe l’oeil panels before giving them a subtle dragged paint effect. Above one of the doors I also created the trompe l’oeil niche with various antiques inside it. The trompe l’oeil must have done the trick as it soon became a taking point, getting lots of great comments from visitors to the shop.   Please use...

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Trompe L’oeil Door Panels

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Trompe L’oeil Door Panels

Trompe L’oeil Door Panels Both of these doors are actually flat and have had trompe l’oeil panels hand painted on them.   (1) The first picture shows one of the doors I painted in Garth Antiques, Harrogate. For each of the doors I painted several trompe l’oeil panels before giving them a subtle ‘dragged’ paint effect.   (2) The second picture shows a faux wood pine door, again with trompe l’oeil panels. The home in which I painted this door had recently had a loft conversion and fire door fitted.All the rest of the doors in the hallway were made...

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Trompe L’oeil Wall Panels

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Trompe L’oeil Wall Panels

Trompe L’oeil Wall Panels (with binoculars) – Stone, Staffordshire These trompe l’oeil wall panels (and binoculars) were commissioned and hand painted in the bedroom of a luxurious canal boat. The rest of the boat had lots of decorative panelling but this particular wall was a flat bulk head. The owner really wanted the wall to match the rest so I suggested creating the illusion with some trompe l’oeil wall panels. I also suggested adding some trompe l’oeil antique binoculars to create even more of a feature. He loved the idea and was bowled over with the finished...

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Other Trompe L’oeil Projects

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Other Trompe L’oeil Projects

Other Trompe L’oeil Projects Here are a few of the other trompe l’oeil projects I’ve done over the years.   (1) Faux Stone Walls and Trompe L’oeil Parchment – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire  For this commission I painted various walls in a barn conversion to look like real stone. I then added a few trompe l’oeil ‘educational’ parchments to one wall to help the kids learn their alphabet and times tables. There was a medieval feel to the barns furnishings so the parchments really worked well.   (2) Trompe L’oeil Cupboard Door – Sharrow, Ripon,...

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