Trompe L’oeil

Trompe l’oeil Examples From My Recent Work

Trompe l'oeil arch and blocked doorway     Trompe l'oeil cabinet     Trompe l'oeil bookcase

Trompe l'oeil underground sign     Trompe l'oeil stonework     Trompe l'oeil pixies

Trompe l'oeil painting     Trompe l'oeil wine bottle     Trompe l'oeil doorcase and columns

 Trompe l'oeil swimming pool     Trompe l'oeil picturesque ruin     Trompe L’oeil pixie door

‘Trompe l’oeil’, literally translated from French means ‘deceives the eye’.Through the skillful use of paint, trompe l’oeil artists can create a three dimensional image on a two dimensional plane. The illusion usually works from a distance and is only discovered upon close scrutiny when the viewer realises the deception. The techniques used by trompe l’oeil artists involve extremely realistic imagery and demand a high degree of technical ability.

Trompe l’oeil Humour

A small element of trompe l’oeil can add a light hearted touch to a room. On a grander scale, It can open up a room to suggest a larger space or even depict vistas beyond.


They always contain humour within their detail and in terms of quality they are absolutely first rate
GS Magazine December 07

I liked the witty trompe l’oeil bookcase painted on one wall
The Guardian 3/11/07