John Pugh is at it again – take a look at his Trompe L’oeil art | Must forward


Artist John Pugh

3D murals painted on the sides of buildings by  Trompe L’oeil (trick-of-the-eye) artist John Pugh. Specialised in creating architectural illusion that integrates with the existing environment, John Pugh has been featured in Time, Artweek, L.A. Times, New York Times, USA Today, Good Morning America, London Sun, Tokyo Mainichi, BBC World News, Art Business News, Southwest Art, and San Francisco Examiner.

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Main Street , Los Gatos , California . Even the woman peering into the ruin is part of the mural.

Taylor Hall, California State University , Chico , California .. The Doric-style columns are actually nothing but paint.

Honolulu , Hawaii ….. This mural took two months of studio work to plan and another six months to execute with the help of 11 other artists. Featured are Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands , and Duke Kahanamoku, the ultimate father of surfing.

This mural at the Cafe Trompe L’oeil, San Jose , California , is entitled “Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating Life”.  This customer doesn’t leave at closing time (she’s part of the painting – hard to believe).

Twenty-nine Palms, California . “Valentine” the bull and a patient buzzard are waiting for the artist to awake (again – they are all part of the art)!

‘Bay in a Bottle’, Santa Cruz , California . The passer-by is part of the mural.

Looks like a nice spot to rest your weary feet on a sidewalk in front of the Sarasota County Health Center, FloridaY.

Images published in this post are with permission from John Pugh.

Below are a recent project by John Pugh: a triptych piece , which is ‘Cielos de Banos’ at the entrance to Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Below images are from Calgary for a large youth recreational center, Westside Recreation Center. It’s entitled ‘Swimming in the Zone’.

Images published in this post are with permission from John Pugh.

  7 Responses to “John Pugh is at it again – take a look at his Trompe L’oeil art”

  1. I really appreciate the votes of appreciation – I would love to see some of the comments.
    John Pugh

  2. This is truly amazing. Thanks John for sharing. May I ask what materials do you use to create your work and is there a video that will show your creation process – from start to finish? That will be really interesting.

  3. Your art is amazing. It’s wonderful how you can’t tell where the painting ends and real life begins. I would love for you to visit New Orleans and see about doing something here.

  4. So beautiful to look at, and I just want to go into your pictures… My daughter Jessie and Me!

  5. WOW!!!!! Has anyone ever been hurt trying to walk into one of your pieces? I hope not. Great work.

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