About Michael Alford Murals

Michael Alford has 25 years’ experience in mural and trompe l’oeil painting. Using a combination of traditional painting techniques and durable modern materials, Michael creates handpainted murals and trompe l’oeil features for private homes and commercial premises. Each one is tailored to meet client specifications and the decorative requirements of specific sites and situations.

Murals for private homes
Michael offers a complete mural and trompe l’oeil design service for the home. He has extensive experience working with private clients and interior designers to create unique decorative features of the highest quality. His residential commissions include murals for bedrooms, poolrooms, gardens, bathrooms, reception rooms, ceilings and recreation spaces.

Murals for commercial premises
Michael works extensively with interior designers and architects to deliver murals, trompe l’oeil and other decorative features for a variety of commercial contexts. His painting commissions include murals for hotels, cafés, bars, restaurants, offices, casinos, shops and supermarkets.

Trompe l’oeil
Michael Alford frequently incorporates trompe l’oeil features into large murals, using painted architecture and faux sky to create illusions of space on walls, ceilings, cupolas, domes and vaults. Trompe l’oeil can also be effective on a smaller scale to create playful featuers such as urns, statuary or views.

Decorative styles
Michael has a complete knowledge of both traditional and contemporary decorative styles. Past projects include classical or baroque murals, art deco murals, modern murals, landscape murals, chinoiserie murals, graphic murals, retro murals, pop art murals, fantasy murals and murals incorporating portraits of people and buildings.

Selected Clients

Aladdin Casino, Las Vegas
Bombay Brasserie
Café Royal, London
Chapelle de Saint Capraix
Claridges Hotel, London
Cuba Libre Bar, London
Felix Dennis
Four Seasons Hotel Group
Hilton Hotels
Historic Royal Palaces
The Lanesborough, London
Luxor Casino, Las Vegas
Nando’s Restaurants
Noon’s Restaurants
Quilon Restaurant, London
Royal College of Organists
Saudi Royal Family
Schiphol Sheraton Hotel, Amsterdam
Sira Supermarket, London
Taj Group
Trust House Forte Group, Dubai

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Michael Alford painting a mural in his studio