AN EXPERIENCED ARTIST AND DESIGNER WITH A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE
- Welsh National Opera, Cardiff, Wales, UK. SCENIC PAINTER 1978-1980
- National Theatre of Great Britain, London, UK. SCENIC ARTIST 1980-81
- Westbridge Studios, London. SCENIC ARTIST. 1981-83
- Freelance artist 1983 –Today. Worked on Feature Films, Major Exhibitions, TV and Film Commercials, and Specialized Interior Decorating in the following countries: France, Germany, Iceland, Canada, Italy, Spain, Australia, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Luxembourg and USA.
INTERIOR DECORATING CLIENTS INCLUDE
- The Royal Berkshire Polo Club, Windsor, England
- The Emir of Qatar
- Soniat House Hotel, New Orleans
- Gautreau’s Restaurant, New Orleans
- Bartholdi’s Restaurant, Amsterdam
- Ridley Scott
- Hugh Hudson
- Ted Turner
- John Frieda
- Riverside Hilton Hotel, Baton Rouge
- Stephanie and Arthur Blank
- Jeff Blauser (Atlanta Braves)
- Elizabeth Dewberry (Author)
- Restaurant R'evolution - Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans (2012)
- Restaurant "Blue By Eric Ripert" - Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman (2012)
Additionally I have been commissioned to paint the scenery for the following enormous projects, both organized and designed by Major Sir Michael Parker, KCVO, CBE:
- 1999 Centenary Show for Saudi Arabia’s celebrations on the one hundredth anniversary of its foundation by King Abdul Aziz al-Saud. The event was held near Riyadh under the patronage of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz.
- Organizing and painting enormous scenic backings for the 1999 (last) Royal Tournament, Earls Court, London.
"I like to think that when I paint a room I'm taking art out of the frames we tend to associate with it. My goal is to create works of art that surround you – fantastical spaces that clients can step right into." He also seeks to add beauty to their lives, a goal shared by many artists. "I just use bigger canvases than most," he says.
Menage earned his chops in theatre, with formal training coming from such prestigious institutions as the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. From there he went on to create scenery for the Welsh National Opera and the National Theatre in London. He then worked as a scenic artist for over three dozen film productions. Now, Menage is bringing his thirty-plus years experience to bear on the private sector, painting in homes, restaurants and hotels around the world. While the tools may be the same, designing residential interiors serves a much different purpose. "Theatre and film offer passive experiences, in which the audience is distanced by frames and barriers. "Rooms that I have painted are immersive," he says. "They have an energy to them. They are Environments you experience through personal interaction. You can touch them. You can examine them in detail, or stand back to take in the bigger picture. These are rooms to be lived in, not just looked at."
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