Wall Murals are our oldest and most enduring form of expression from the cave paintings of our early ancestors to the distinctive wall decorations of the Ancient Egyptians, to modern day graffiti art such as the work of Banksy.

Paleolothic Cave Painting

During the 1970’s wall murals were considered to be a bit naff and passe, largely due to their use by local authorities to enliven the grey concrete of dingy subways and public areas.

However, thanks to some bold and original public works, wall murals have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity

For example Trompe L’oeil, or the art of illusion, has been an extremely popular form of wall art for centuries. The artist is literally aiming to deceive your eyes, to make you see 3D on a flat wall.

Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso, 1874

Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso, 1874

Below is a modern example of the technique, used on an exterior wall. The trompe l’oeil artist John Pugh created this stunning deception of the eye.

Modern Trompe L'oeil wall art

Modern Trompe L’oeil Wall Art

Now, you may not be planning anything quite so large but the examples above illustrate the variety of possibilities for a wall mural feature.

Most people do however, go off the idea of a mural when they find out the price! It is not a cheap option as they take time to complete and are a unique piece of art.

Wall art does not have to be large of course. There are also different styles such as graffiti or cartoon.

Contact us for advice.


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