During the restoration efforts of Squires Tavern the location of an old staircase leading to the second floor was discovered by volunteers scraping paint. The discovery was detailed in an earlier Work Log post. After the discovery, the board decided to hire local artist Germaine Lemieux to create a Trompe-l'œil painting depicting what the staircase would have looked like. Trompe-l'œil is a French word meaning "to trick the eye", and is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three-dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting.
Local artist Germaine Lemieux poses in front of her Trompe-l'œil painting of the orignal stircase
Trompe-l'œil painting of the orignial Squires Tavern staircase.