Warner Graves is a west coast based artist specializing in a variety of decorative interior work as well as both custom and fine art. In viewing this site you will see work ranging from 18th century European inspired custom interiors, oil on canvas California landscapes, furniture restoration, exterior murals, miniature architectural models, watercolors and even graphic novel work.
A guest bedroom styled in an 18th century French Chinoiserie manner
details from a variety of sky murals
Each piece seen here is a one of a kind work of art hand painted on Louis Vuitton, Goyard and other leather bags and clothing items.
Assorted publications where my work has appeared
A selection of interior landscape murals customized for each space. I enjoy working with a client and developing their vision to transform a room. I do several sketches based on information the client shares with me then I produce a scale colored rendering. Once the design and color scheme is approved I then can begin the project on site. Occasionally I work on canvas in my studio and install the nearly completed project on site.
The following pages will guide you through a variety of chinoiserie projects I've worked on through the years both big and small.
Over time I've worked with clients and designers to create some beautiful one of a kind pieces of furniture, folding screens, and bespoke cabinetry.
With my landscapes I've decided to branch out from my usual tight brush strokes and try a new gestural approach to painting. I think landscapes are a good start for this technique and gives me the opportunity to experiment with color, form and and a looser style.
A collection of various interiors I've worked on
A random collection of close ups and details from various projects.
Something I enjoy doing in my spare time is building miniatures of various architectural styles.
This gallery features a random collection of projects I've worked on over the years.