Chalk seems Cheesey? 3D works from American muralist easily and favourably compare with UK chalk illustrator, Cheese On Bread!

I have my friend Chris to thank for this contribution, I had beer for her from before, now I have even more! This is a guy called Eric Grohe… Do you know about Julian Beever? Three dimensional chalk illustrations? Well with Eric, these are a specialised paint designed to last at least for 100 years and his works in this sense are just as stunning if not even moreso! In another entry, we’ll research Beever to give a full comparison!

Before photo – typical concrete & stucco facade

Preparing the canvas – by plastering the wall surface

The wall starts to take on a 3-dimensional appearance

Eric in his element, 30′ off the ground. He does most of the artwork by himself & researches, paints and designs each project from scratch. His wife Kathy, also an artist, serves as project manager.

** Finished product **

Here are some more examples of Eric‘s projects…

Great American Crossroad – Bucyrus , Ohio – Before .


Liberty Remembers


After – hard to believe you’re looking at a flat 2-dimensional wall

How to dress up a drab Shopping Mall – Niagara , NY


(I wonder how many birds fly into this wall on a daily basis??) (Not to mention how many people get off the bus and try to walk out to the view point.)

Indoor Murals – Miller Brewery ..

Hallway Before – Miller Fermenting Rooms

After Photos – Past meets Present in the Miller Brewery Fermenting Rooms –
hooks, clipboards and aprons were added to the surface of the murals to
enhance the illusion .

You’re looking at flat walls!

Detailed view looking down the illusional hallway in the previous mural.


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