Right before the high holidays I painted Prime Grill Restaurant and gave it a whole new contemporary look. This premier NY kosher restaurant has a new home in the Sony building, 550 Madison Avenue, New York.
“where kosher beckons the cool crowd”
—New York Times
The main room and bar walls I did in an ombre technique; the niche / accent wall was executed in a more vivid-colored ombre, creating an interesting contrast.
The separate dining rooms are done in silver, gold & copper shades and glazes.
Steeped in centuries of legend and surrounded by dramatic Scottish Highland scenery, the village of Aberlour lies where the Lour burn joins the River Spey. The exceptionally pure, soft spring water used for making Aberlour whisky is drawn from nearby natural springs.
For their October event in Manhattan I was asked to paint two structures to resemble old stone reminiscent of Aberlour’s ancient architecture.
The old distillery gate is shown above. The keystone was left blank so that an ancient celtic image could be projected. The nature imagery is wallpaper.
Set designer / decorator Lynn Nigro asked me to do a scenic paint job for her client Victoria’s Secret.
2,000 Square feet of plain pine planks had to be transformed into a warm brown floor that looked aged. At Lynn’s studio I custom mixed a stain color and painted the planks individually, one at a time, assisted by several other painters.
Transported to Gary’s Loft in midtown Manhattan, 500 individual planks were laid down to form a floor.