have been painting scenery for amateur / community (and some professional)
productions for many many years, and nowadays when presented with
the script of a new show, I invariably go the Internet for ideas.
However, sometimes these ideas are few and far between, so I have
set up this site with the intention of augmenting that information.
If you are designing and or painting for a show, hopefully you might
find something useful here, not necessarily a whole scene but maybe
an element in that scene, a pillar or a tree perhaps. Anyway, it's
always fun to see how others have tackled the problems.
February 2, 2014
This list is only a fraction
of the productions I have worked on over the years. I am in my mid
seventies now and started painting scenery for amateur shows as
a hobby when I was about thirteen years old. I belonged to a very
go-ahead youth club (Wimborne Youth Group ) that, for the first
few years of its existence specialised in putting on shows, pantomimes
and concert tours. That was where I first got involved in making
and painting scenery.
designed and painted sets and backcloths for many Amateur (and some
Professional) Companies including :-.
Lisnagarvey Operatic (13 years) Portrush Music Society (11 years)
Coleraine Provincial Players (15 years); Ballycastle Choral Society
(10 years); Newcastle Glee Singers; Ulster Operatic Company Belfast;
Lyric Light Opera Company Belfast; Cross and Passion College Ballycastle;
Bushmills PTA; Leaney PTA; Ballymoney Primary School; Macosquin
Primary School; Ballywillan Drama Group; Newbridge Musical Society,
Co. Kildare; Merlins' Childrens' Theatre, Grimsby; Dominic Graham
School of Dancing Coleraine; Garvagh High School; Hullabaloo
Children's Theatre; The Mill Summer Youth Group (Newtownabbey); Coleraine Council and Room2Room Designs Ohio USA.
LOOKING FOR A SHOW, BUT A SCENE?
<< Try these. (or use the search
Gold Mine Visit
Please feel free to email me Brian
Willis if you have any thoughts about how this site should evolve
or have any particular questions which I might be able to answer, or -
better still- have any tips to pass on to others in the amateur scenery
painting world. By the way if you find a link that
doesn't work please let me know. Thanks.
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NONE OF THESE CLOTHS ARE FOR SALE
OR HIRE. Most have been painted over, or in the case of the old
ones, put in the skip (dumpster).
and all the other contributing artists, relinquish all copyright
of the artwork depicted on this Set-Painting site. So feel free
to pinch anything you like!
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