Presentation on theme: "The Art of Illusion Trompe l'oeil Murals Commission an artist for a large-scale life-like mural and turn any wall into a panoramic setting. Here's an example."— Presentation transcript:
The Art of Illusion Trompe l'oeil Murals Commission an artist for a large-scale life-like mural and turn any wall into a panoramic setting. Here's an example of one of the best in the business, the artist Eric Grohe. The scale, realism and attention to detail is incredible.
BEFORE photo Typical concrete and stucco facade
Preparing the wall surface
Preparing the canvas - Plastering
The wall starts to take on a 3-dimensional appearance
The artist Eric Grohe in his element, 30 feet off the ground
Eric does most of the artwork himself. He researches, paints, and designs each project from scratch. His wife Kathy, also an artist, serves as project manager.
AFTER photos of the 50x58' mural It's hard to tell you're looking at a 2-dimensional flat wall
Here are some more examples of Eric's projects... BEFORE photo Great American Crossroad Bucyrus, Ohio
AFTER photo Before…
How to dress up a Shopping Mall Niagara, NY AFTERAFTER BEFOREBEFORE
Indoor Mural Miller Brewery BEFOREBEFORE
Past meets Present in the Miller Brewery Fermenting Rooms. Hooks, clipboards and aprons were added to the surface of the murals to enhance the illusion.
Detail view looking down the illusion hallway in the previous mural
The Art of Illusion Trompe l'oeil Murals Eric Grohe and his wife Kathy live in Marysville, WA. To view more of Eric’s work, you can visit his web site at