Mel Holmes is a highly regarded mural artist who specialises in bespoke wall murals, feature ceiling murals, trompe l’oeil and decorative paint effects.
Mel is based in Sheffield and works mainly throughout the UK. Mural commissions have also taken him throughout Europe, the Middle East, Bermuda and Asia. As an experienced muralist, his projects have included large scale shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and numerous private houses. His work has been seen on BBC television, Channel 4 and has been featured in The Times and The Daily Mail. Most recently Mel was interviewed for BBC Radio 4.
A top mural artist, Mel’s mastery in the technique of marouflage allows very large murals to be completed in the studio and installed quickly and efficiently, eliminating time and disturbance on location. Murals that can potentially take months to paint on site can be installed in just a few days. With this method the client can be kept up to date with the development of the painting via images, emails or studio visits as the painting progresses.
As well as murals and trompe l’oeil, Mel also offers a full range of specialist paint finishing effects including wood graining, marbling, colour washes, stoneblocking and gilding. With a strong background in the graphic arts, Mel also provides bespoke signwriting services.