Murals &
Paint Finishes

Creating art for unique environments

(310) 219-0506

About Dena D’Angelo

Artist for Hire

Dena D'Angelo mural

I am a freelance artist for hire in the entertainment business and private sector.  For over 25 years I have created unique environments for movies, television, opera, and theme parks.  I am a proud union Scenic Artist, local 800 and Set Painter, local 729.


In 2003 I started my own company, Pretty in Paint and over the years I have put together outstanding crews to execute many beautiful one-of-a-kind residential and commercial commissions.


Just a sample...

There’s no way to show it all.

The few listed projects on this website represent undertakings large and small - sometimes in loose playful scenarios where the art developed as we went along and other times under the defined guidance of a designer.


I am an artist who loves to contribute to “small ideas” and turn them into grand visual statements.  If it’s not seen here, maybe it should be.  Pitch me an idea - many interesting projects have started that way.

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Recent Media

America’s Got Talent - Lead Artist

Oscars Red Carpet - Lead Artist

Screen Actor Guild Awards - Lead Artist

Conan O‘Brien Show - Freelance Artist

“Welcome Home” APPLE HomePod    .      short film (Director -Spike Jonze)


Former Favorites

LA OPERA - Resident Lead Artist

The Simpson’s Springfield Pavilion - Universal Studios Hollywood

Ronald Reagan Library Irish Pub 

Village Kids Center - Design & Murals

Miss Universe Pageant - Vietnam

Hole in the Wall” - Lead Artist

Tonight Show” - Stand by Artist

Bonnie Hunt Show” - Lead Artist

10 Commandments” - Lead Artist

Palm Springs Follies - Backdrops

DISNEY Special Events

NBC & CBS Television Shops

Julie Moody Design - Commission Artist

Adventures in Paint

I have worked with hundreds of people on many, many, many projects.  My GALLERY shows just a mere sample of things to inspire you and give ideas of what is possible with paint and a team of good artists.  


There are examples of murals, faux finishes, painted marbles & woodgrains, gold & metallic leafing, patinas & aging, fantasy finishes,  signage, specialty UV paint treatments, and plenty of behind-the-scenes Hollywood magic.

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Need creative help?

If you are looking to find a professional, easy going team that tends to deadlines & details, fosters a healthy worksite, and can help with design or construction if needed, please call or send an email and we will see how we can help you.



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Pretty in Paint

Based in Los Angeles, but we are always up for traveling!

(310) 219-0506