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Sign painting, hand lettering

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Specializing in hand painted wall lettering (stucco, brick, etc.) and verre eglomise gold leaf
Line graphics, airbrush and pictorial work. Sign fabrication since 1981, before computer generated vinyl lettering.

Sub contracting for Sign, General and Painting Contractors since1985. On projects for the U.S. Government,
U.S. Navy, The City of Los Angeles, Universal Studios, Gower Sunset Studios, Disney, The Gas Company, restaurants, retail chain stores, banks, malls, industrial complexes, boutiques, etc.

Apprenticed under John Saint, City Sign Co. Costa Mesa, Ca. Line graphics, murals under Richard Gunst
Gold leaf (glass gilding) under Russ Hawkins

crumbs
23k Gold Leaf, two tone single gild, burnished centers with matte outline. Larchmont area, Los Angeles, Ca. 2008
crumbs1
Windows, door and transom, 23k gold.
wetwallWET mural, 5' tall x 500' wide. North Hollywood, Ca. 2009

xplr2
"Explore" west elevation over main entrance

xplor
Detail of "Explore"
wetcolors
27 colors to match Pantone samples

door1 door2 door3
Hand painted graphics on metal doors, below WET mural. 2010

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heart
Reproductions of orange crate labels for Hillstone Restaurant Group
(above) lettering enamel on canvas. 5' 5" tall x 8' 5" wide 2010

bukham mrpear
Pine panels with sandblasted boarders, hand painted and airbrushed. 1990's

phs
Paramont High School gym floor, 12' dia. 8 colors. Paramont, Ca. 2010
popprod
Stucco walls, Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca. 2009
deli
Wall lettering on light stucco, Hollywood, Ca. 2009

shelter sheltelong
Logos painted on Spanish stucco. Los Angeles 2009

oro oro2
Painting on light stucco, 2 of 16 logos in all. Santa Nella, Ca. 2009

crest
wall lettering and line graphics on light stucco, Hollywood, Ca. 2006

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northrup2
50 star flag, satellite clean room. El Segundo, Ca. 2005


 

saddle
18k burnished white gold leaf on glass
El Toro, Ca. mid 80's

ttchoc
23k burnished gold leaf with outline and drop shadow, inside of glass cabinet. Tobi Tobin Design, West Hollywood, Ca. 2009
ifs
Wall lettering on concrete tilt up. Bell, Ca. 2010

filmcore
Wall lettering on stucco, Hollywood, Ca. 2006

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gulfstream
23k Gold Leaf, matt finish black outline. Century City, Ca. 2004
dogs
Feed store, corrugated metal. Anaheim, Ca. mid 1980's
rio
Spanish stucco wall, mid 1980's
godiva1
Above and right
23k burnished gold leaf on glass, boarders, logo, and doors.
Century City, Ca. mid 1980's
govida2
Window detail
bandera
Stucco wall, Corona Del Mar, Ca. 1990's
dianes
Hand painted on m.d.o. plywood. 1980s
mesa
Water tanks for grading a housing tract in Brea, Ca. 1980's
cole
23k gold leaf on canvas awning Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, Ca. 1990s
chevychase
Wall signs, painted on corner, 19 colors. Hollywood, Ca. 1992
guess1
Wall lettering on brick facia (above) 23k gold leaf on glass
(left)
Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, Ca. early 1990's

guess2

guess3

hitek
Wall lettering and line graphics, Mission Viejo, Ca. 1980's
friewal
Wall lettering on brick. Orange, Ca. late 1970's
wfarm
Wall lettering, concrete tilt-up Santa Ana, Ca. 1980's
swales atk
Before and after, "Swales" was lettered in 2003 (left) bought by "ATK" and repainted in 2005 (right)
pulpart
Billboard at the 91 fwy. and Kramer Blvd. (now gone) Anaheim, Ca. early 90's

philippes
Repainting a Los Angeles landmark
photo: Mark Oberhofer
2005

santafe
Train shield reproduction on m.d.o. plywood,
Philippes (above) interior.

davd
23k burnished gold leaf on glass, Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, Ca. mid 90's
pleion
Truck lettering Santa Ana, Ca. 1980s
lobby
Lettering, line graphics. Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca. 2008

burgertrailer
Airstream (kitchen) trailer painted to look like a hamburger. 2004 photo: Victoria Sebanz

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herford
Lettering enamel on canvas, Hillstone Restaurant Group. 1990s
spring
1953 GMC Truck, hand painted lettering. 2010

Universal Studios, Moulon Rouge (top deck) Hollywood, Ca. 1988
Approx. 45 hand painted signs for this project . including walls, awnings, aluminum and plywood panels

universal2
Universal Studios, lettering, pictorial on faux brick

universal5
Universal Studios m.d.o. panels with frames

universal3
Wall lettering

universal4
Universal Studios, storefront wall, door

universal1
Universal Studios, wall lettering on light stucco

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