Chappy Valente

Artist Teacher

Restoration

One of my recent exterior restorations. The side of the Stone Towing building on the waterfront in downtown Wilmington, NC. Commissioned by the Homeowners Association. Photo Credit: Star News Online

One of my recent exterior restorations. The side of the Stone Towing building on the waterfront in downtown Wilmington, NC. Commissioned by the Homeowners Association. Photo Credit: Star News Online

 
 

What is old is new again...

I admit it, I have a strong affection for the past. As a human being proudly weathering my own wear and tear, how could I not identify with classic imagery in need of a little help?

For these projects I amalgamate my background as a commercial painter and set artist in film and television to bring legacy advertisements and signage back to their former glory.  The challenge in this kind of work is 'refreshing' without 'updating' and applying the restoration in such a way as to ensure the resilience of color and contrast.

Each project has unique needs and I approach them all with due respect for the original artist and needs of the client.

 

This is my restoration of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad building, also in Wilmington, NC.