"Trompe L'œil" (trick of the eye) is a form of illusionary art, designed to trick the viewer into believing that the painting is real. It can render a room more interesting by making it seem more spacious, and by incorporating elements of fantasy in the form of structural features and objects. Gérard finds that "Trompe L'œil" involves painting a scene so realistically that it looks like a natural, integral part of the area on which it is painted.
Gérard also offers an innovative style of painting, which he refers to as the "Window Effect". This is his personal style of "Trompe L'œil" where the frame of the painting replicates a window frame and sill. The window view with three-dimensional effect allows the onlooker to "step out" into the scene of the painting. A vacant wall suddenly comes to life with a beautiful landscape or seascape view, bringing light and interest to a room. How more romantic and transporting than to look out your "Window Effect" on to your dreamscape.