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
"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.
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
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!!
"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." -HeadOverHeels.com
”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
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.
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 😍
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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...
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.