Barber shopThis barber shop had the end wall painted to give the impression of a through-shop with another sink, barber's chair and waiting chair with permanent customer. The decor of the shop carries through into the mural. It was painted on boards and covers a hidden door. Who is looking in through the door?
Barber shopThe red line marks the boundary of the mural.
Interior design shop muralThis interior decoration shop is called The Room Maker which suggested the theme of this mural on the end wall. The client suggested I paint myself in it, so here I am signing my name.
Interior design shop muralDetail
Optometrists reception muralA classical swirl has been enlarged and painted on the walls of this Optometrists reception area.
Optometrists reception muralDetail
Café pasticheThis pastiche was commissioned by a local café by the name of Rococo. Although obscure, perhaps only an antiques expert would know, the double handled and lidded cup is a Meisen chocolate cup of the Rococo period. It alludes to 'coco' in the name of the café.
Modified copy - alkyd on boardThis is a copy of the painting by Harold Wood that sits in the entrance of Tramp Club in Piccadilly, London. In the original, the tramp's left arm is missing and the sleeve of his coat is pinned up. However, the clients wanted his arm to be reinstated. This painting now sits in the bar of the new extension to the club.
Cruise ship corridor trompe l'oeil panelsThree trompe l'oeil panels out of a set of fifteen for a luxury cruise ship belonging to Renaissance Cruises. These panels sit behind glazed cupboard doors in a corridor.
Cruise ship corridor trompe l'oeil panelsMost of the book titles on this board have something to do with time.
Cruise ship corridor trompe l'oeil panelsDetail
Cruise ship lounge blindsFifteen blinds for The Coral Club Lounge on board the Fred Olsen cruise ship Braemar. Having been scuba diving in the Red Sea prior to this project, I was appropriately inspired.
Cruise ship lounge blindsCoral Club lounge with blinds in situ.
Cruise ship lounge blindsClose-up
Cruise ship bar muralThis is the Marquee bar by the swimming pool on the Fred. Olsen cruise ship M.S. Braemar. The bar area is under glass although exposed to the open air on both sides. The mural goes over the tiles on the back wall and over the canvas panels of the canopy that angles from the wall. The name Marquee suggested the striped fabric blowing in the wind. The mural creates a bright splash of colour where once it was blank. The birds feather tips have been gilded and there are other little bits of gold leaf elsewhere. Some iridescent medium was used to create a snail trail effect in the spiral in the sky.
Cruise ship bar muralDetail
Cruise ship bar muralHere the mural is seen painted on the tiles surrounding the dummy door on the left and the counter and painted on the laced canvas paels above.
Cruise ship bar muralHere it goes around the counter and real kitchen door.
Cruise ship poolside muralThis is the Lido swimming pool bar area on board the Fred. Olsen cruise ship M.S. Black Watch. In this mural various objects had to be negotiated such as signs, ventilation grills, temperature guages etc.
Cruise ship poolside muralDetail
Cruise ship poolside muralHere the temperature guage boxes on the left were disguised as parts of the banana tree. The "no diving" sign appears to be nailed to the tree. The shape of the ventilation grill and its lid were broken up with cloud and leaf. The top of the palm tree is lightly suggested continuing onto the canvas ceiling panels.
Cruise ship poolside muralThis cheeky monkey is trying to eat not a banana but a yellow mobile phone (Where did he get that from?). Some passengers might connect the peacock feather with the peacock I painted in another mural three decks above.
Cruise ship poolside muralThere appears to some confusion as this monkey is listening to a banana.
Cruise ship poolside muralThis character seems too much like one of the passengers. The bottom of the trompe l'oeil beer bottle is painted onto the counter top.
Cruise ship poolside café muralThis mural is on the same ship as the last but on an upper deck.The odd surface shapes dictated a more decorative design.
Cruise ship poolside café muralDetail
Hospital Doctor's Mess muralOne of my earliest works in my mural painting career. The subject was to be abstract and I wanted to convey an unwinding/relaxing feeling. The colours were suggested by the games tables.
Nursery playhouseThis was sponsored by BP, hence the design of the end. Some doors and windows are fake. The real windows are made of perspex and the design carries over onto them.
Nursery playhouseFlower shop and grocery.
Nursery playhouseThe pet shop.
Nursary wallsThis was in "Meadow" room.
Nursary wallsA tree can be bent around a corner.
Nursary wallsThe outside of "Rainbow" room.
Nursary wallsThis was outside "Sunshine" room.
Care home entrance foyerHampton Care Home comissioned this peaceful scene for their entrance foyer. The scene is imaginary but based on somewhere on the Thames nearer Cookham than Hampton. The bit of building on the left could be part of the nearby Hampton Court Palace
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Care home windowless basement roomHampton Care Home also comissioned this trompe l'oeil window in a basement room that had no window. Windowless rooms can often feel claustrophobic so this mural helps relieve that feeling. The curtains and pole are real but the rest is illusion. Borrowing part of the mural from upstairs to fill the trompe l'oeil window frame saved on design time and cost. The lady on the bench has departed.
Care home windowless basement roomThe rowing boat returns on the other side of the river with the same lady but a different man.
School playgroundThis alphabet snake was painted using acrylic paint made for playgrounds.
Windowless cellar officeWindowless rooms can often feel claustrophobic so this mural helps relieve that feeling. This cellar office was in a Georgian building (owned by N.A.B.I.M.) hence the style of the doorway to match the door into the room.
Windowless cellar officeA squirrel runs across the path. The stone sill is consistant with real stone sills in other parts of the cellar.
Windowless cellar officeTry not to disturb the animals.
Windowless cellar officeThis umbrella is a copy of a real N.A.B.I.M. umbrella.
Les Miserbles, Queen's Theatre, LondonAlthough not my design, I painted this on the side wall of the theatre.To watch a short YouTube film showing its making click here.
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Les Miserbles, Queen's Theatre, LondonDetail
Pricing & Preparation
Short YouTube film of the artist at work