When viewing a trompe l’oeil mural, it is often difficult to tell what is painted, and what is real. That is one reason why I like to show a comparison of what the wall looked like before painting began, and what it looks like now. Even painting a simple, stylized mural in a play room can change the entire feeling you get when you walk into the room. Here are some examples:
Customized wine barrel mural in an Onalaska residence.
New cabinets were installed, but I painted all the white walls you see in the before photos. Yes, I painted the walls to match the upper wallpaper, the lower striped wainscot and hydrangea chair rail, along with both trompe l’oeil niches.
This is an instance that really helps to see the before and after. I painted the “Peds” in a trompe l’oeil nook to point the way, and a branch continues toward the waiting room, weaving in and out of the wall to the “Hope Lives Here” wall. See it in person at Gundersen Pediatric Hematology Oncology Department in the East Building, La Crosse, WI.
I love working with existing architecture when developing designs. This was a fun transformation to paint larger than life mushrooms in a fairy garden play room.
This homeowner has a home that could pass for Cabela’s, so I created the background to fit with his mounted animals and faux rocks.
This partial wall in a split level home is completely transformed with paint and perspective!
An open stairwell becomes a magical landscape with distant waterfalls and lush forests.
I painted a wooden box that covers utilities in a small room into a variety of colorful boxes stacked on one another, with a butterfly chalkboard also painted directly onto the wood. Plus gave the entire room a “club house” theme.
A boring block wall in Coon Valley Elementary Library Media Center becomes a journey into student’s imaginations!