Jeff Raum creates murals and trompe l'oeil. He also does wonderful stenciling and faux finishes for residential and commerical clients including Gucci, Macy's and the Las Vegas Hilton. He works mainly in the Canejo Valley, California area, but his murals on canvas have been installed all over the world. Jeff is a master at combining different finishes in a scheme. For example, he quite often uses stencils as part of his murals and embellishes with handpainting - something a skilled artist can do successfully. He has two websites: www.jeffraumart.com which shows examples of his decorative painting work and www.jeffraumstencils.com which features his own range of stencils. He can be contacted via either web-site. Here are some examples of his work either using or incorporating our stencil designs.
In this photo, Jeff has used OTT46 Quadrant as a ceiling medallion:
Here, Jeff has used AR52 Pierced Wall in the foreground of his mural. He has highlighted the stencilled wall to give it a 3-dimensional effect:
This is another example where Jeff has used a wall stencil, in this case IN30 Railings, in the foreground of a painted mural. This was created to disguise an ugly privacy wall:
In this photo, we custom sized OTT48 Panel to specifically fit Jeff's client's alcove:
Jeff used our CH28 Mandarin Repeat in this powder room. On certain repeats, he had left out the mandarin figures in the centre. We loved this effect so much, we recreated it in our own kitchen (in almost the exact same colours):
This is one of Jeff's favourite stencils. We custom sized IN29 Pheasant Plate which he used as a ceiling medallion in silver and gold. He plans to make a canvas floorcloth with this stencil as well and reckons it would also look brilliant on the top of a round table:
Here, Jeff has used our Indian border, IN9, for a Chippendale effect around the top of his kitchen:
In this photo, our stencil BW17 Picture Tile has been used in the panels of the door. The picture tile comes with a circular space so that motifs can be added. He used BW20, BW23 and BW22 motifs and designed his own phoenix stencil to complete the set. I remember making these stencils for Jeff as they had to be custom sized to within a 16th of an inch (thanks, Jeff) with no room for error:
These stencils are in Jeff's master bathroom. On the wall, below the chair rail, he has used GMT106 Orange Tree surrounded by the border OTT18. On the panels of the cabinet doors, he has used GMT61 Tile. He plans to paint more panels with GMT61 above the chair rail to echo the effect on the cabinet doors when he has some spare time:
Here, Jeff has used stencil OTT14 Border to create a pelmet above curtains. The pelmet has been cut to follow the shape of the stencil design. On the next photo, the border has been continued along the walls:
Our OTT25 Repeat stencil has been done in pale colours within closet door panels in this photo:
This is a classic example of all that Jeff can do. He has used our stencils JA115 Bird & Blossom and IN28 Pheasant Panel as part of this mural. The stencilling has been embellished with handpainting so that the whole thing looks hand drawn and painted. Very clever and exactly how some historical decorative painters created elaborate decoration:
Finally, I love this pagoda shaped CD rack. To add to the oriental feel, Jeff has stencilled JA120 Peony Panel in metallic gold down the sides:
To see more of Jeff's work, please check out his site www.jeffraumart.com and if you are interested in commissioning work from him, his full contact details are on his site. We shall look forward to seeing more of Jeff's endeavours in the future. R.