One of 38 fireplaces painted and varnished to resemble marble. WESTWING GRAND PLAZA 1337 WELLESLEY WEST LOS ANGELES, CA 90025

Ancient Finish Painting - Professional paint and wallpapering for homes and offices since 1992

History for Steve Romanelli:

Apprenticed with Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti (north of Phoenix, AZ) in 1980 doing cement castings in stucco and cement wall building. In 1997 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. 12+ years in various cities in California (Los Angeles, San Jose and Santa Rosa) primarily doing commercial vinyl wallcovering with the last 7 years concentrating on Venetian plaster, faux finishes, concrete and stucco repair.

Here are some interesting completed projects - a detailed reference sheet is available upon request:

Commercial Projects:

Wallcovering in the administration offices for the City of Beverly Hills.

A nursing home in Kailua, Hawaii. We renovated all the patient rooms and several offices.This was the first occupied nursing home to be renovated in the state of Hawaii.

Commercial wall covering projects at various military bases including at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii and at other locations including Tripler Army Hospital, Ft. Shafter, and Schofield Army Barracks all in Hawaii.

Hundreds of homes in California, Hawaii and New York and New Jersey.

Thank You Very Much:

Robert Gamblin for your tips, insights, ideas and of course paints.
Pierre Finklestein for your tips, insights, ideas and of course books and brushes.
Chuck James for your light a fire - get it done inspiration.

Gamblin Artists Colors

Pierre Finklestein Institute of Decorative Painting - New York City

Chuck (Charles) James - Rocky Mountain Painting