Marcie Hawthorne is a San Luis Obispo muralist specializing in residential and commercial murals, faux effects, and custom illustrations. She lives on the Central Coast of California and has completed award-winning commissions in San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, The San Francisco Bay Area, Pasadena, and many other areas throughout California. In addition to being a painter, Marcie can coordinate with home owners as a color consultant and concept designer.
Murals, decorative embellishments and sophisticated painted surfaces can be used in any home or business to artistically transform and personalize a space. The illusionistic possibilities of trompe L' Oeil to expand the boundaries of space and the imagination are but one possibility; a ceiling can become a sky or a cramped wall can open up to a beautiful window with a garden view. Painted effects can add character, interest, or a focal point to a room, and can "bring the outside in," to create a feeling of harmony and a sense of place.
Marcie has illustrated over a dozen books for major publishers and has a unique range of skills and styles ranging from photo realism to impressionism. Marcie's many years of experience can bring a feast for the eye and the mind to both residential and commercial spaces.