December 28, 2018

The Winter Backdrop was a donation for the Milford Recreation Department's Little Wing Adaptive Ballet Company. 

This adaptive theater program is for all school age children interested in the arts. Participants will rotate though visual arts/dance & movement/music & voice each week. Professionals along with Mentors will teach & guide students to target skills needed in each discipline. This unique inclusion program is also designed to enhance socialization & build self-esteem in a caring fun atmosphere. - Milford Recreation

It was our h...

December 10, 2018

In lieu of a free giveaway we have chosen to make a donation to our favorite 501c3 nonprofit UNSHATTERED!

UNSHATTERED employs women who are winning their fight against addiction. 

They make gorgeous handbags from repurposed materials including some of our Broadway show drops!

 This seed card is plantable, and just like this organization we admire, the seeds that are planted blossom into something beautiful and amazing. 

Visit them at and us at

"Debra Forbes prefers not to be seen or heard, and just lets the work happen. In her case, the work is applying paint and texture to create magnificent 200’ x 80’ hand-painted backdrops for Broadway show. Her childhood artistic instincts were honed by decorating cakes at her father’s bakery in Philadelphia. A love for theater then developed in high school. While at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Forbes attended a workshop run by scenic artist Joseph Forbes. She was hooked — and not just on the art: Joe later became her husband.

After graduati...

October 1, 2018

4 years ago today - September 29th, 2014 Joseph Forbes received a Heart transplant.♥️

Heart transplant: A surgical procedure in which a diseased heart is replaced with a healthy heart from a deceased person.

🚑....He had to be rushed to the hospital by his wife Deb Forbes. She saved his life.

Now a 32 year olds heart beats inside of him. Thanks for sticking around Joe!!!

#hearttransplant #survived #myhero #heart #love #sharehope #live #love #life

September 18, 2018

A lovely nonprofit Organization in New York. We created some card designs for this wonderful Charity!

Order Your Personalized Holiday Cards by October 4th!…/product-category/cards/

Holiday Cards can be ordered three ways:

Personalized Cards:
Customize your cards with your company name, logo and greeting. Personalized cards are available on orders of 250 or more cards (increments of 50).

Card Packs:
Don’t feel like customizing? Need a smaller quantity? Each card is available in packages of 10.

Electronic Card: Prefer...

September 11, 2018

it allows the surface to be smooth or rough in texture and may be applied at thicknesses up to 1/2. It is water and resistant and fire retardant. It is water thin-able and non hazardous. #keeponcreating

August 17, 2018

1 ER visit, 5 separate diagnoses, 4 ultrasounds, 2 interventional radiology procedures, 2 drains, 1 surgery, 1 picc line, and countless doctors, nurses, and hospital staff over a 15 day hospital stay... Kaelyn has beaten abscess!!

"I'm a girl on a mission for life" she exclaimed on the ride home. Thanks to everyone's positive energy and love! 

- Carissa Connell 

We were happy to show our support in creating a Kaelyn Anthem film here at the shop. It was an honor hosting such a hero!!

July 16, 2018

Palace Portal backdrop for the show

Head Over Heels.

"It's a hilarious and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom, and find love and acceptance." -

We had a blast working on such a great production. Seeing each backdrop being hand painted was a sight in itself!! 

Designer: Julian Crouch

Painted by: Lead Artist Irina Portnyagina, Natali Pinchuk, Jocelyn Henry, Tisha Paige, and Ivan Pazlamatchev....

June 21, 2018

The best therapists have 🐾 and Fur!!

Scenic Art Studios creates scenic backdrops for over 300 broadway shows. However, we love hosting dogs in our studio space as well. Everything from bringing in our own pets to fostering some along the way. Check out our Instagram page DogsonDrops for day to day posts on the dogs who visit our shop!!! #adorable

If you are interested in adopting or know someone who does. Please feel free to contact us for information. Lets find these dogs a home!!!

#dogsondrops #foster #adopt 

May 23, 2018

It’s TIME for the show Joseph Forbes. 

”Many of the backdrops are produced by the team of artists at Scenic Art Studios, who work out of a 15,000-square-foot space in the 1830s Regal Bag brick warehouse on the shores of the Hudson River in Newburgh, N.Y. During the winter, the artists watch bald eagles float by on ice floes. The workshop is a sanctuary for formerly starving artists.” - Eben Shapiro and Julia Lull 

Footage captured by Scenic Art Studios. 
Edited by #TIME

full article click link below!!!

April 11, 2018

Karen Manes author of the “The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop” visited our studio space. Her book touches on The definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywood’s most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealed—painted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen. 

She had a blast walking around our studios with lead scenic Jane Snow. Learning about the tools and techniques we use here at Scenic Art Studios. 

March 27, 2018

This studio truly makes magic come true!! Every single canvas that touches our floor is hand made....worked on tirelessly until the vision is achieved. People and moments like this only come so often in life. Its knowing when to pause to see its beauty #CarpeDiem 😍

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for up to date stories!!! 

February 13, 2018

Melbourne Theatre Company scenic artist Tansy Elso studied at Scenic Art Studios for a brief period of time. She was awarded the International Travel Scholarship from her theatre company MTC.

Giving the recipient the means to travel to NY to gain experience from another Scenic Painting studio Tansy took full advantage of her time here in NY, visiting museums, galleries, and famous landmarks. Lead artist Richard W. Prouse guided her during her stay with us teaching her some Scenic Art Studios techniques!!!! We were happy to host you Tansy!! Good lu...

February 6, 2018

Eagle🦅sighting on the Hudson River!!! They have surrounded our studio. We had a young bald eagle perched on a tree right out front our studio as the adult surfs the ice flows on the Hudson. Beautiful sight to see everyday.

Its white head and tail, eight-foot wingspread, piercing eyes, massive hooked beak and powerful talons make it unmistakable among North American birds. 

Great Mascots!!! 

January 30, 2018

💂💂‍♀️Soldiers💂💂 - hard scenery. 

Miami City Ballet
The Nutcracker 

Designer: Isabel + Ruben Toledo 🐭✨🎄 

Paint By: leading artists Ivan Pazlamatchev, Richard W Prouse 
along with scenic artist Jocelyn Joyah Henry


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