I was first introduced to Trompe-l’oeil through Bob Dasher in Cleveland, Ohio over a decade ago. I worked with Bob and watched in awe as he created works of art in our customers homes. Since that time I have always wanted to hire someone who had the training and skill to produce that same decorative value. Shiloh Painting is able to offer the highest level of decorative arts through Stephen Weems and team. It’s exciting to see the surprise on an individuals face as their eye sees one thing and the reality is different. The shock of realizing that the molding is actually a flat wall is priceless.


Wikipedia’s Definition “Trompe-l’œil, which can also be spelled without the hyphen in English as trompe l’oeil,[1] (French for ‘deceive the eye’), is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions.”

Home owners and designers are now only limited by their imaginations as they work with Shiloh Painting. We look forward to each new project and love applying paint in ways that create something completely new and unique. The real joy comes through working with your hands to create something beautiful and seeing the smile and customer gets as their friends mouth drops open in awe.


George Washington was once fooled by a trompe-l’œil painting when he visited the studio of Charles Willson Peale. Upon entering a room containing on its far wall such a painting of someone descending a stair (apparently into the room), he is said to have bowed to the figure before he realized it was a painting. The painting, Staircase group showed two of Peale’s sons. Credit: Wikipedia Trompe-l’oeil