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Mikvah Mural Magic

The Chelsea Community Mikvah, "A Spa For The Soul", had a stunning spa interior, but the staircase leading to the lower level was plain white and boring. First I applied plaster with a special trowel from Marmorino Products. I created a surface texture reminiscent of a wave.             That wall … Continue reading Mikvah Mural Magic

Macy’s Holiday Window 2016

YVStudio was hired by A Standard Transmission, a scenic shop in Red Hook, which creates all of Macy's special window displays, to apply gold leaf to a massive reindeer head and antlers. The original concept apparently asked for a crystal deer head, but at some point this was changed to a gilded version. Standard Transmission's … Continue reading Macy’s Holiday Window 2016

When even the elevators are works of art

In a midtown New York art deco building YVStudio restored the ceiling of one of the elevators.  The building itself is a stunning example of art deco at its best, and its elevators are no exception. The magnificent inlaid wood walls and lighting fixtures are crowned by a sliver dome. After recent damage was inflicted, I … Continue reading When even the elevators are works of art

Medallions on Park Avenue

Earlier this Summer I was invited to do a decorative painting project at an Upper East Side Park Avenue residential lobby. The client asked me to work on 2 items. First I created a faux metal black decorative grille to match an existing iron grille above the entrance door. The lobby is quite large, and the second half … Continue reading Medallions on Park Avenue

Victoria’s Secret brick wall with logos

During a NYC heatwave, on a 95 degree day, I painted a backdrop for Victoria's Secret. Who said the fashion world is glamorous? The temperature inside the set shop where I was painting was literally as high as it was outside. My first step in this project was painting and "aging" the brick wall. The … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret brick wall with logos

My painting in the NY Social Diary

About once a month a designer is featured in the Decorator Series in the New York Social Diary. The July 2016 issue profiles Rod Winterrowd, a California-born, New York-based designer, whose clients are so private that he never discusses them on the internet.  I have had the pleasure of doing various painting assignments for Rod. For … Continue reading My painting in the NY Social Diary

Art Deco Gold Leaf Ceiling

As part of a six year building renovation plan I redid a 2,000 sq ft. art deco lobby ceiling in a gold leaf type finish. The previous gilding job had been executed improperly. I was selected by Accord Contracting to correct this matter, and to apply a completely new layer of leaf. This 26-story building in New York's … Continue reading Art Deco Gold Leaf Ceiling