The China Cafe Mural

The original painting was a quarter of the final size – 33feet high and 30feet wide. It was photographed and reproduced so that it could be fixed in panels to the side of the building with 'secret' fixings. The characters in the painting are local celebrities from the Cornish town of St Austell. The original was painted in three pieces in Golden acrylics. The best way to view the painting is to follow this link:

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Janet Shearer

About Janet Shearer

Janet Shearer is an internationally renowned mural artist and author specialising in the field of ‘trompe l’oeil’. Her first book ‘The Art of Illusion’ (now in paperback and called ‘Janet Shearer’s Trompe L’Oeil Painting Course’) has sold more than fifty thousand copies worldwide and is currently available in three languages. It gives practical advice in colourful step-bystep projects on all aspects of mural painting and is based on her five-day residential course. Her second book, ‘The Artists Guide to Perspective’ is a popular and colourful ‘artist friendly’ manual written and illustrated to help with perspective problems confronted not only in murals but also in everyday painting.