Yvonne’s mural collaboration with colleague Siona Benjamin at the MC Hotel in Montclair, NJ was mentioned in two publications. Montclair Magazine featured the project in their fine art section in their Holidays 2020 issue. The photo on the left shows the two artists Yvonne Verwer and Siona Benjamin underneath their sky mural in the hotel’sContinue reading “YVStudio’s Press Fall 2020”
For Ralph Lauren Holiday 2020 I painted a plaster fireplace to resemble stone with patina. Sets by Rudge hired me to faux paint the item at the photo studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Manhattan’s Lower East Side will next year be home to a unique, boutique hotel. This 12-story landmark building’s triple-height lounge features soaring ornamental plaster ceilings and large windows. The space retains its historic architecture, moldings, among other decorative elements. YVStudio is creating paint samples for those majestic ceiling and crown molding sections that were recentlyContinue reading “NYC Hotel Lounge Ceiling”
The newly-built MC Hotel in Montclair, NJ, received an artistic addition this week. Local artist Siona Benjamin had invited me to collaborate on a mural for the hotel’s three-story rotunda ceiling. Installation of the mural required two installers with scissor lifts. We created a 20′ diameter sky mural with a border motif. The sky andContinue reading “Montclair MC Hotel Mural”
Wishing our Jewish clients,colleagues and friends a good new year! “Day 2” of our “7 Days” mural project at the SAR High School, Riverdale, NY.
Today I did my smallest job ever: faux marble painting a repaired patch on credenza top to match the existing finish. The scope of work may have been modest, but the view from the window was GRAND! The 41st floor on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street shows the Plaza Hotel, Central Park and in theContinue reading “Small Job – Big View”
Work in progress: I started painting the recently restored ornamental plaster ceiling at the former Victoria Theater, dating back to 1917. The plaster ceilings were restored by ASR and I started painting one section at a time. To match the original color scheme the entire surface is basecoated medium brown, on top of which theContinue reading “Victoria Balcony Ceiling Restoration”
At a traditional Park Avenue apartment in NYC I executed a classic grey glazing technique in the dining room. The walls received a stippling gaze and the woodwork a soft striae. The previous look was dark green, and a bit dated. The new grey finish still works very well with the dark antique furniture, butContinue reading “Grey Glaze Walls”
As New York City entered phase 1 after the Covid virus lockdown, and construction has started up again, at some point late Summer Yvonne Verwer of YVStudio will be repainting this ornate lobby. Below is a rendering of the proposed end result. Here is what the space looked like a year ago: Several details ofContinue reading “Ceiling Restoration: Before”
Wishing our clients, colleagues and friends the very best for 2020!