Sunday, October 30, 2011


Well, here we are.  Since we last spoke, I got married, moved cross-country, and have been working pretty hard on the first semester of grad school.  As a sort of trial-by-fire, I was assigned as Assistant Scenic Artist on the first production of the semester: The House of Bernarda Alba, taking place in the most epic (and flexible) space I've certainly ever worked in.  It's been very rewarding, and I'm excited to see the end result.  We open Nov. 11 in The Modular Theater at CalArts.

My other major project for this semester is the "Big Head," which is a reproduction of just the head of a master's painting, on a 6'x6' piece of stretched muslin.  Intimidating?  Yes.  Fun?  All in all, yes.  Want to know which one I'm working on?  This one by Sandro Botticelli.  (I've been calling mine the "Big Hair" project.  Can you tell why?)

Updates later!  Contact me for details about the show, and expect photos of the "Big Head" when that's done.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another closing of another show.

A momentous weekend!  The Drowsy Chaperone (at Theatre Three), Guys & Dolls (at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport), and The Wizard of Oz (children's theatre at the Engeman) all closed this weekend.  It was so fulfilling working on all of them all... and more hours of painting combined than I even care to count.  (Around 90 hours for the two Engeman shows, and I'd venture to guess at least 50--if not more--for Drowsy!)  I didn't get to see Wizard, but the other two were some darn good performances.  Awesome.  If it weren't closed, I could happily see Drowsy at least 3 more times before it stopped making me laugh that hard.

Next show: Hairspray at the Engeman.  That shade of pink I hoped to never paint on anything again after Somewhere in the Middle (the bright pink facade of a Jamaican plantation home)... it came back to haunt me.  Not to mention at least 5 Pantone blues.  My best painting pants look like I've been painting baby rooms.  Also The Who's Tommy at T3, but it's not a painting-heavy show, so I might not be very involved...

The introduction of some really funky-shaped chairs into my awareness has me aching to do some serious art furniture and art-home-decor.  Maybe that will mean lots of projects for me when we get to California (both for filling our apartment, and for sale).  So... L.A. area people looking for any sort of funky paint jobs, faux finishes, murals, and all that jazz... wait 'till September!  I'll be there!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Post 1

Well, here it is; my first blog post. Thanks for visiting my website, and keep checking back for updates!