One of 38 fireplaces painted to look like marble in all units in a new condo building in West Los Angeles in 2003.
History for Steve Romanelli:
1980's and 1990's:
I apprenticed with Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti (north of Phoenix, AZ) doing cement castings in stucco and cement wall building. I took classes with Chuck James of Rocky Mountain Painting, Salt Lake City, UT. Chuck has done many historical decorative paint jobs through out the world. For 11 years I was in Hawaii doing residential wallcovering and large paint and commercial wallcovering jobs.
Late 1990's and 2000's:
12+ years in various cities in California (Los Angeles, San Jose and Santa Rosa) primarily doing commercial vinyl wallcovering.
15+ years in NYC area concentrating on wallpaper, lime wash plaster, faux finishes, concrete and stucco repair.Here are some interesting completed projects:
Wallcovering in the administration offices for a municipality in Los Angeles.
A nursing home in Kailua, Hawaii. We renovated all the patient rooms, hallways and offices. This was the first occupied nursing home to be renovated in the state of Hawaii.
Commercial wallpaper projects at various military bases mostly at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii and at other Honolulu locations including Tripler Army Hospital, Ft. Shafter, and Schofield Army Barracks.