Louise Woodmansey

Sublime Designs Trompe L'oeil Painting

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 one’s disposition.

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.

Listing details

Organisation type: Individual
Languages spoken: English
Service area: City of Greater Geelong
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sublime_designs_trompe_loeil

Contact: Louise Woodmansey
Mobile: 0402 262 962
Email: [email protected]

Additional information: 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.