Trompe L’oeil Niches
Trompe l’oeil niches have been painted for thousands of years, often incorporating religious iconography, urns, flowers, or more personal items to add depth and realism to the illusion. They are a great way of adding an interesting architectural feature to a wall without having to rebuild it.
The first trompe l’oeil niche, painted above the door, was commissioned by Garth Antiques in Harrogate to spruce up their shop doors and create some visual trickery. After completing this and the trompe l’oeil panels on the door, the illusions must have worked as it soon became a taking point, getting lots of amused comments from visitors to the shop.
The second image shows a trompe l’oeil niche I painted as part of a swimming pool mural I did near Harrogate. The background wall effect is a three-tone colour wash and works perfectly with the sepia tones I used in the painting.
Lee works as a trompe l’oeil painter throughout Yorkshire and UK, and is within easy reach of commissions in Harrogate, Leeds, York, Wetherby, Ilkley, Otley, Wakefield, Halifax, and all the surrounding areas.