Grand Illusions - Murals that awe and inspire

About Us

Grand Illusions (GI) is the creation of career artist Bruno Capolongo. Grand Illusions brings great experience along with conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities to every project. We employ fine, gallery quality craftsmanship to all projects because every mural is important to us. At GI we love transforming spaces with murals that awe and inspire, always taking into consideration the context at large so that the visions we present are integrated and harmonious. All projects are designed, developed, executed or directed by artist Bruno Capolongo. Very large and grand scale projects are realized with a team of artists. At GI we create original and custom murals for domestic, public, corporate, and religious environments.

The Artists

Bruno Capolongo


is an established Canadian artist with original works in many private, corporate, and public collections, including the Government of Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts corporate collection. Trained as an artist from age 12, Capolongo ultimately secured his Masters Degree in Visual Art in 1998, and has also travelled numerous times to Italy to study painting, frescoes, and architecture independently. The artist has been awarded many honours, and has received much attention in print and electronic media. Among Bruno's murals are included 'Angelus,' a ceiling mural painted in historic Cooper House (see projects pg). For CV details see

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Ed Kowalski


has executed public and private commissions of note and many murals on a grand scale, especially in Toronto. One of Ed's private clients is philanthropist and business magnate Michael Lee-Chin. Ed has worked for Great Lakes Scenic Studios (The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Some like it Hot...) and Murad Communications, working as and with master muralists. Especially important is Ed's familiarity with the finest materials for outdoor and indoor mural art, with experience painting on diverse surfaces, including: metal, stucco, stone, brick, glass and wood.

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