Muralist Jeff Raum
Muralist Jeff Raum
Is on my list of one of the best in my opinion
He is best known for both his fine art in portraiture as well as his mural work
I couldn’t wait to share the artists work with all of you
Some Highlights of 2020 Projects
Working in the decorative arts for over 30 years, Jeff Raum has seen trends come and go. He enjoys being asked to create in different styles and is constantly learning new techniques and products to make his clients’ vision come to life.
2020 was Jeff’s busiest year ever!
He was thrilled to be able to employ some of his artist friends and work as a team to handle the workload.
Here are a few of his highlights;
Painted nine panels on material that was installed on a ceiling in a “California-style” house.
The beams were also stenciled before they were put up.
More and more, Jeff is painting on material and then installed on-site.
This has several advantages;
One is that he can work comfortably in his studio resulting in higher quality work.
Two, if the clients move, they can take the artwork with them.
Three, rather than have the artist on-site for days or weeks,
the installer can usually put the work up in a day –
Tuscany is still the number one theme artist Jeff Raum is asked to paint,
so it was just a matter of time before he was asked to paint an entire room.
This dining room (which once belonged to Mel Gibson) was transformed into a patio overlooking Tuscany.
The main wall was inspired by a photo the client took while over there on their 10th wedding anniversary.
This is one thing Jeff loves to do, to personalize the work so it has meaning for the owners.
Jeff painted two panels to be inserted into niches, covering previous weak murals that the owners inherited when they bought the house.
The clients’ favorite artist is Kenton Nelson, so Jeff painted the murals in that artist’s more graphic, posterized style with saturated color that coordinated with the home’s décor.
Again, panels were used and installed because the niches were over stairs and scaffolding would block access to the second floor.
This was tricky!
The client had bought nine panels of Gucci wallpaper and wanted Jeff to match it to finish the room.
The background was an odd, faux green that was the trickiest part of the project to match.
The designer wasn’t sure Jeff could pull it off, but when she saw it done, she exclaimed,
“Sensational! It’s a work of art. You’re very talented.”
The most challenging project Jeff has had to tackle from a logistics standpoint was
this 35′ dome for the
“Forever Hollywood Cemetery.”
He had to get accurate measurements to paint the elements on the material for it was decided it was too difficult to reach all the areas of the dome and the surface was too rough and uneven to paint directly on the surface.
Since it was an exterior dome, special material, adhesive, paints, and varnish were needed to ensure the work would last exposed to the elements of Southern California. The installation ended up being the most challenging due to the fact the clients skimped on the scaffolding they said they would provide. The team couldn’t reach the top, so they had to do some mountaineering, climbing over the dome with ropes. Jeff is still waiting for the scaffolding to come down for the clients were so pleased with the dome, they now want him to paint the walls.
Jeff loves painting on wood and here are a few projects he did last year using this material:
Stenciling stair risers,
Trompe l’oeil Painted Wooden “Box” to look like the Resolute Desk for an Oval Office set for a new play,
A door on a built-in that opens to reveal a desk, and an oriental coffee table.
The client wanted a crackle finish, but the challenge was to get a uniform crackle on such a large surface, so Jeff stenciled the crackle effect.
Many more projects were done last year and you can see his additional work at
Fine Artist Jeff Raum - The Creatives Daily Presents
Is on my list of one of the best in my opinion. He is best known for both his fine artistry in portraiture as well as in his mural work. Artist Jeff Raum is..
Address: 15006-D Varsity St., Moorpark, California, 93021, United States
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