The Polar Express Book Cover
Annapurna full stage
Set stage of Salt, Root and Roe
A Midsummer's Night Dream
Foam Chinese Dragon entry
True West
Little Foxes, St. Louis Actor's Studio
Little Foxes wallpaper detail, St Louis Actor's Studio
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Bride for Seven Brothers
A Midsummer Night's Dream, painting: Erin Knadler
Wittenberg floor, Upstream Theatre
Procenium Arch SR (Cymbeline)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Fire escape (The Glass Menagerie)
Newsies, Music Theatre Witchita
La Boheme, Union Avenue Opera
Masonic Tomb Paint Study
Meet Me in St. Louis Autum Buffet Station
Stone Foam carved Entrance
Stages St Louis: 101 Dalmatians
 

SCENIC PAINTING

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.

NEWSIES

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.

CYMBELINE

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.

THE TEMPEST

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.

Platforms and throne backdrop
full set
LF Wall 2_edited.jpg
Cruella lair_edited.jpg
Polar Express Entry
HB_SL units.JPG
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
SR Portal 3
A Midsummer Night's Dream
King Cymbeline on rock
Glass Menagerie opening
Dead Man's Cell Phone, St. Olaf College, painting: Erin Knadler
The Tempest, St. Olaf College, painting: Erin Knadler
Masonic Tomb Paint Study