Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Queen of The Night Illustrated Concept Renderings

For the initial stages of the Queen of the Night production at the Diamond Horse shoe, designer Douglas Little had me create a series of concept renderings, architectural sketches, and illustrations to visualize and bring to life ideas in their infancy.

AvenueL Concept Renderings

Here are just a few of the dozen or so concept renderings and installation sketches I made for Douglas Little and his creative ventures with AvenueL in Seoul Korea. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mid-Century Modern Column Mural

The interior design department at Jonathan Adler had me create this fun wrap around #mural inspired by the classicist abstract paintings of Karl Banjamin and midcentury modernist painters like Lorser Feitelson. #columnmural #interiordesign #midcenturymodern

Framed Nautical Scene: Nail & String Artwork

For this unique art installation I created a nail and string nautical scene of a ship at sea, in addition to the ornate frame surrounding it. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Al Held Inspired murals

The interior design team at Bergdorf Goodman had me create Al Held inspired murals for the 6th floor. 

And here is a picture some passerby Instagramed of me working.

BG Documentary: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman

A new documentary about Bergdorf Goodman is being released in theaters May 3rd. They filmed the movie while I was working on my 57th street Christmas Windows in 2011 and I have a brief appearance. It is so thrilling to see my cowrorkers, friends and colleagues captured at this moment in time at a place I've worked for the past 7 years. Click to watch the trailer.


Here is a synopsis of the movie:
"It's the most mythic of all American emporiums—and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Matthew Miele's Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's."

Friday, March 15, 2013

SUNO Spring 13 Brand Video

For the SUNO 2013 Spring brand video I was asked by set designer Ryan Schaefer to create all the painted set pieces and props.  SUNO has used my painted work previously in their Hawaiian themed Spring 2012 look book. See more at my site: www.DBStudioArts.com

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Quirky Textual Paintings on sale at Jonathan Adler stores in NYC

Combining my love for old hand painted signs and eccentric lettering I've created a series of framed paintings now on sale at Jonathan Adler Stores in NYC. Using vivid color I wanted these works to bring a Pop sensibility to strange sayings, quirky words and humorous expressions. 


NYC Chalk Map Mural

I was commissioned by an interior architect to hand draw an accurate to-scale map of lower Manhattan.

Little BG Wrap Around Central Park Murals

The Interior department at Bergdorf Goodman had me design and hand paint for the Little BG area a whole room wide mural that featured scenes from Central Park. Main walls focussed on key Central Park locations such as the Belvedere Castle, the Carousel and the Sheep Meadow. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bette Midler's 2012 Hulaween

For Bette Midler's 2012 Hulaween at the Waldorf Astoria, I was approached by designer Douglas Little to paint the central backdrop for the stage. Blondie was performing and he wanted an image of a Devil puppeteer controling the events on stage. For inspiration, I looked to old posters of magician Harry Kellar, headshots of a young Vincent Price, and handsome photographs of movie star Errol Flynn. The results can be seen in the assorted images below.

More of my profesional work can be seen on my site: www.DBStudioArts.com
contact me directly at DBalgley@gmail.com

And here is the masquerade ball in full swing:

Monday, October 15, 2012

5th Avenue Trompe L'Oeil backdrops for Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf had me created five huge trompe L'Oeil backdrops for an entire 5th avenue roll out. The murals were painted larger than the back wall of the window so that they themselves could then be draped, adding dimension to the already dimensional rendering of the murals. You can see the progress images of these murals in an earlier post on this blog. 

Here are some shots of the murals in progress: