Specialist Decoration - Generally refers to the use of murals and Trompe L’oeils paint and gilding effects on walls, ceilings and furniture as well as using traditional skills such as gilding (Using gold, silver, copper leaf for enhancing designs.) and inventing new paint finishes and combinations to suit project requirements. MacKenzie also works with skilled glass and metal designers in concepts to create beautiful and unusual works.
Columns in Burj Al Arab Foyer

Fiona MacKenzie was part of a team of artists who spray painted the 15 metre columns in the entrance lobby of Burj al Arab. This was a special paint combination which had a glitter effect top coat in keeping with dazzling interiors of hotel.

Five Star Hotel
Commercial Project

Dubai, UAE
These bold striped lines on partition wall in warehouse office uses simple horizontal lines to add vibrancy to area using flat paint colours and silver leaf in sections.
Office partition
Converted Warehouse
Commercial project

Dubai, UAE
Bank Headquarters
Glass structure – 40 metres high


Fiona MacKenzie provided the original sketches and flowing design concept showing history and culture of the UAE. The drawings were used for a base for the large glass installation in this bank’s headquarters. The designer can be seen on left hand side of glass design.

Bank Headquarters
Commercial project

Dubai, UAE
Abstract textured artwork on wall

This bold colourful geometric design, using gold paint in sections - adds a pleasant decorative touch to this apartment entrance foyer walls. 2 metres high.

Commercial project
Dubai, UAE
Simple gold panel on wall

This use of gold leaf can be used to highlight other features in the room. A simple yet effective use of gilding.

Private residential project
Bold blue band and brown textured wall.

Client wanted a unique specialist paint finish for residence walls. A smooth varnish turquoise blue band contrasts with surrounding textured brown wall. This unusual combination also complements view of exterior swimming pool adjacent to wall.

Private residential project
Brown artwork on wall

Clever use of textured paint on wall – makes a simple abstract painting with a copperleaf frame to finish it off.

Private residential project
Orange rusting wall

This effective paint finish adds atmosphere to this spa reception area. The contrasting black ornaments look very effective against orange wall.

Spa reception area
Commercial Project

Dubai, UAE
'The Apartment'
Jumeirah Beach Hotel


The faded elegance of Pompeii was used as a theme for the basis of this paint effect on walls in nightclub. Dramatic use of paint and textured surfaces make for a very atmospheric wall decoration in this establishment.

Five Star Hotel
Commercial Project

Dubai, UAE
Royal blue and gold design

This shows a section of a design – based on a design for the Paris opera house ceiling. The dramatic use of gold rays against blue background is very visually effective.

Commercial project
Dubai, UAE
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