Trompe l’oeil is an extremely
useful device for expanding one’s living or recreation space, as well as being
a little fun trick. It is often employed to alleviate a small, pokey or
impinged-upon area, and I constantly find that it always astounds people that a
space can be opened up and enlarged so much; even if the illusion is only ‘a momentary
lapse of reason’, the lasting effect lingers like a good joke, brightening
As to subject matter, my clients
generally desire a transportation device, a soul-soothing respite from the
rat-race of life, such as the scene of a favourite haunt, somewhere that
invokes a feeling of serenity or happiness, a place one would rather be, to
recharge their batteries.
My task is to portray the image my
clients envisage to relate the feeling they desire, conveying them to such a
place for a little time out.
I have been painting
professionally with private and commercial commissions from the late 70s. My
progression into the trompe l’oeil genre began in the 1990s and has steadily
increased over the last two decades, with most of them being in residential
backyards, gardens and courtyards, while some have been interior and in such places
as cafes, restaurants, and even an aged care institution. I have painted more
than seventy of these alone.
||City of Greater Geelong
||0402 262 962
||I am able to paint in situ (on site) on surfaces such as rendered/plastered/masonry walls, or in my studio on canvas/board/blueboard cement sheet.