Life Size Mural of a Porsche 928
The client had dreams of owning this Porsche 911 car, but wasn’t
ready to purchase it. He decided instead to commission Ellen Lustig
to paint a life size replica mural of the red Porsche of his dreams.
The mural was painted on canvas and installed on the wall of his
garage in Snowmass, Colorado.
Commercial Mural of a Living Room
The client had built out a mock up of a condo for his sales center
in Chicago, Illinois, but did not have the space to build a living room
in the showroom. He commissioned Ellen Lustig to paint a simulation
of the condo’s living room on the kitchen wall to show prospective
buyers what the finished condo would look like. The details of the
painting are precise in dimension down to the size of the floor boards.
The mural also shows the balcony surrounded by the precise view
of the Chicago City Skyline. Developers will go to elaborate lengths
to target buyers for buildings that don’t exist yet.
Interior Mural of Flying Food
The client wanted a whimsical, colorful, and food related mural for
her restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois. She commissioned Ellen Lustig
to paint a series of trompe l’oeil windows on the 20 foot wall. Each
window was a cut out of a slice of bread flanked by sculptural reliefs
of silverware. Flying food appears to be sailing out of the restaurant
into the exterior skies. The interior walls were painted with a faux
finish to compliment the large wall.
Mural Painting of Shadow Creek
The client wanted a golf scene painted on the walls of his driving
range located in the basement of his home in Glencoe, Illinois.
He commissioned Ellen Lustig to paint a view from Shadow Creek
Golf Course located at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Trompe L’Oeil Carved Lettering
Romeoville High School in Romeoville, Illinois needed signage
for their confusing maze of hallways. Visitors continually got
lost trying to navigate their way to a specific location. Ellen Lustig
was commissioned to paint large attractive signs at each hallway
intersection to remedy the problem. The signs were trick of the
eye stone tablets with trompe l’oiel carved words. The use of
inspirational words were chosen for each sign. If you walked
down “Wisdom” and turned left at “Imagination”, you would
find the theater department.
Trompe L’Oeil Card Game
on a Table
For an extraordinary courtyard garden in Chicago, Illinois, the
client wanted to transform an unpainted round wooden table into
a unique work of art. Ellen painted a trompe l’oeil card game in
action atop a faux marble table top for the outdoor area.