We are a self monitored group of independent mural artists with our own unique styles, clients, methods and cost structures. Browse through our website portfolios and between us you will find the mural you want.
Our aims are
- To promote the use of murals in both public and private spaces, for both decorative and architectural use.
- To advocate a pursuit of excellence in the art and to conduct works in a reliable and highly professional manner by encouraging standards of good practice.
- To foster an environment of goodwill for the sharing of knowledge and experience and thus encouraging the development of the professional and artistic interests of our members.
- To provide the prospective and established client with over 50 years experience, a wide choice of styles and techniques with the assurance of a professional approach and to assist in sourcing an appropriate muralist for works considered.
Christopher Bentley 1956-2004
One of the three founder members, Chris Bentley, is very sadly no longer with us.
Please still visit his website, as his work is still an inspiration to us all.
Est. 1990 Chris Westall works in a variety of mural & trompe l’œil styles on commissions from restaurants, hotels, lesisure centres, businesses & private clients. He is the author of both Trompe l'oeil Interiors and Trompe l'oeil Bible both published by David & Charles. Television work includes appearances on UK Styles A House in Tuscany and Room Rivals, Meridian Tonight, Channel 4s The Great Pretenders and more recently a few episodes of ITV1s 60 Minute Makeover with fellow associate Gordon Collett. Chris also takes classes for trompe l’œil & mural painting. His website displays a full portfolio of works.
Est.1995 Gordon Collett specialises in trompe l’œil murals and in period-styles. Gordon has worked extensively in the UK, France, Holland and Spain for many private and commercial clients. He also accepts commissions for portraiture, copyist work and illustration (from 1989 being a freelance illustrator). Portraiture being his own special interest, regularly entering the BP Award. Television work includes appearances on ITV1s 60 Minute Makeover(with Chris Westall) and Sky Arts Mastering the Art. His website is a full portfolio of all this.
Est. 1998 Denise Cliffen specialises in murals, trompe l’œil and Children's rooms. Commissions include restaurants, hospitals, commercial businesses, interior designers and private clients. Denise also accepts commissions for copyist works and bespoke furniture decoration and a variety of faux techniques. Denise has featured on TV in House to Home and has also been interviewed on BBC radio.
Anna Starling (nee Smith)
Est. 2000 Anna Starling is the creative force behind Muraldesign offering a wide range of dynamic murals, trompe l’œil and canvases. Interiors across the country that have been transformed by Muraldesigns creative touch include stately homes, commercial properties, restaurants and cruise ships in addition to an array of domestic settings, including the homes of celebrities, film directors and writers. Annas work has appeared in House Beautiful, Inspirations and Tatler magazines.
Est.1988 Richard Bagguley has spent 20 years painting murals and trompe l'oeil on both sides of the Atlantic. Incorporating Venetian polished plaster and faux finishes Richard offers a complete range from crisp modern to tastefully classic interiors for restaurants ,commercial and private homes. His clients include leading interior designers and many VIP clients in UK , Europe , Middle East ,USA and Asia. Richard is published in books and magazines.
Est. 1997 – Mel Holmes specialises in bespoke murals, trompe l'oeil, decorative paint effects and portraiture. Collaborating with UK and International interior designers, architects and private clients, Mel has built a large portfolio of work that is distinguished by its exceptional standard. Mural commissions have included numerous private houses, hotels, restaurants and large scale shopping malls, and have taken him worldwide to Asia, Bermuda and the Middle East. In the UK, Mels murals can be seen at various locations such as the Trafford Centre, The Hotel Du Vin chain and the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield.
Est.1994 Gary has spent 15 years painting murals and trompe l'oeil. He is a highly regarded mural artist, specialising in original, hand-painted murals and trompe l’oeil artwork, which complement a wide variety of decorative schemes.