Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Chinoiserie Murals of Michael Dillon


These stunning murals and decorative painting are the work of Irish artist Michael Dillon. His commissions include fantasy murals, historical decorations, trompe l'oeil, furniture, and luxury packaging. He has done commissions around the world including North America, the West Indies, Africa, France, Spain, England, and Ireland. If you have been to London, you may have seen his work at the Fountain Restaurant and Food Hall at Fortnum & Mason. He particularly enjoys combining people, animals, landscapes, and architecture in "Excursions into Fantasy."I of course am especially drawn to his Chinoiserie work some of which is pictured here. Learn more about him here.













20 comments:

Kitty said...

how could one ever move from a house decorated with a mural like this?! i am especially enamored of the last one with the koi and lotus pads!

annechovie said...

Michael's work is stunning, Beth! Thank you for the introduction - I especially love the deep blue and white.

home before dark said...

This must your vision/version of heaven. I agree that the blue and white hallway makes me feel like I am one with Blue Canton. Amazing!

Also, you might be interested in the art of North Caroline artist Page Laughlin. Her newest work seems to have your chinoiserie slant. Her approach to painting is, to my eye, staggeringly beautiful. And, at Steampunk Home, there is a post on using prints as wallpaper as you had advocated in the past. I think the $3- 4000 price tag might sends us all off to buy wallpaper paste and a good neck support!

Theresa Cheek said...

you are singing my song! Incredible work!!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

How stunning!

Scott Fazzini said...

It's astonishing that anyone can be so talented! Absolutely beautiful...

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-You wouldn't have to worry about anything eating these koi.

Style Redux 2 said...

Anne-Glad you enjoyed it. I love the blue and white too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Thanks for the head's up on Page Laughlin. Her piece Chinaman is stunning. As for the decoupage, I have a powder room off my laundry room I plan to try this on. It will look just the same for about $50.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-I knew you would love this.

Style Redux 2 said...

Starfishes and Sundresses-Thanks!

Style Redux 2 said...

Scott-It is stunning.

Averill said...

Gorgeous! The blue and white ceiling is my favorite.

Sanity Fair said...

All are fabulous, but the first one is divine. What a flight of fancy to sit and the morning paper in or have a cup of coffee! Lovely.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Amazing juxtaposition of the wood paneled walls with the painted ceiling.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-I would hate to choose-I'll take them all.

Harrison Howard said...

These murals are not only beautifully executed, but they really suit the spaces where they were placed. They have terrific colors and show a lot of imagination.

Style Redux 2 said...

Harrison-I wish you showed some of your murals on your website.

My Notting Hill said...

Love the blue and white painted ceiling! I noticed your vignette over on Annechovie. I have the same green latern. Random Harvest?

Style Redux 2 said...

Michele-Yes-one of my favorite stores.