Browse highlights from my scenic painting portfolio above or view the show galleries to see up close detail images, process photos, and production photos.
I've used Rosco's Off-Broadway and Artist Choice paint as well as hardware store paints to supplement the scenic paint. I am experienced scumbling, glazing, dry brushing, color matching, layout, opera netting on cut drops, prop detail painting, foam carving and dimensional surface texturing.
A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM
Scenic Designer/ Charge Artist: Erin Knadler
Created for the 7th and 8th grade play, this simple set features painted texture, a palace backdrop and foam carving.
SALT, ROOT AND ROE
Charge Artist; Scenic Designer: Michael Heil
This set includes a painted floor and painted drop.
LITTLE FOXES; TRUE WEST
Designer: Patrick Huber Charge: Erin Knadler
Painted for St. Louis Actor's Studio 2018-2019 season, both shows feature time intensive wallpaper designs and two different home settings.
STAGES STL, UNION AVENUE OPERA AND MORE
Assisting other scenics around town + other projects
Stage's 101 Dalmatians and UAO's La Boheme, and a voting PSA
EVENT INDUSTRY WORK
High Detail work
Created to be viewed much closer than theatrical sets, this work ranges from sign work, buffet backdrops, carved entrances, and more.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Design: J Branson Charge: Ashley Bailey
For this Music Theater Wichita production, I led a team of painters to stucco texture and paint the large stage units. Additionally, I assisted with some probs and doors.
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Design: Xuzheng He Charge: Ashely Bailey
Music Theater Wichita completely rebuilt all the hard goods for this show. I worked extensively on a variety of wood grains and re-created a foliage border.
Designer: Bruce Brockman Charge Artist: Ashley Bailey
Music Theatre Wichita's set included lots of brick, concrete and wood treatments.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Charge Artist; Designer: Lisa V. Kudas
This project was part of the Bonde Career Advancement Opportunity Award from St. Olaf College. As an alumnus I was brought back to serve as Charge Artist for the show and help train the current student painter.
This show required building up and sculpting physical texture, as well as painting on a steep rake.
Charge Artist ; Designer: Erin Knadler
The design was intentionally very painterly to create the fairy tale storybook feel the director wanted.
The painting was very illustrative, and colorful. It included a 17' tall proscenium arch.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Charge Artist; Designer: Benjamin D. Olsen
This design was inspired by old matchboxes, so the color palette included warm reds, oranges and browns. A "match book" procenium plug was my personal project.
The design also included a wooden staircase painted to look like corroded metal, and lots of spatter.
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
Charge Artist; Designer: Erin Kerrigan
This show featured an abstract design comprised of painted masonite panels.
The painting utilized lots of water, layering, and plastic wrap.
Asst. Scenic Painter; Designer: Benjamin David Olsen
One of my first major painting projects, this show required a painted 2-D Vermier-esque banquet table.
The design also included texturizing boards that look aged and bleached.
SCENIC PAINTING EXCERCISES
From Mason Drops to Brick texture
Some painting projects from my scenic painting class in college as well as various images of spatter, faux boards and other texture.