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OBJECTIVE​
To apply my Professional Experience in Fine Art, Industrial Painting, and Restoration  and  Refurbishment into the Scenic Art Industry

SKILLS
​Fine Art e.g. sketching, painting, air brush, mural work, trumpe l’oeil, and faux finishing

​Industrial Painting e.g. Sanding, Masking, and the utilization of Industrial Paint guns

Restoration and Refurbishment e.g. working knowledge of the use of fiberglass, resin, and bondo, as well as various hand tools

EMPLOYMENT
Art Restoration, Fine Art Finishers LLC, Valencia CA: March 2015 thru July 2015

Assisted with the restoration of major sculptures and paintings Prepped Art pieces for clear coat finish

Sanded pieces with tools such as disc grinders and sandpaper Masked off pieces

Maintained and cleaned shop

Sander/Chaser, Handmade LLC, Van Nuys CA: July 2014 thru November 2014
Assisted in metal fabrication of major stainless steel sculptures Chased welds and polished sculpture with various hand tools Maintained and cleaned shop

Painter/Ride Refurbishment Candyland Amusements, Reseda, CA: June 2013 thru present
Coordinates Paint Projects on various carnival rides
Preps and Paints carnival rides utilizing various tools such as paint guns and paint brushes
Preforms repair work as needed i.e. sanding, fiberglass, and bondo
Employs fine art skills to create new designs on existing rides

Painter/Finisher, Solid Concepts, Valencia, CA: November 2012 thru June 2013
Prep, Primer, and Painted small plastic molded parts (i.e. model trains, model cars, etc.)
Preformed detail oriented work requiring a high level of manual dexterity skills
Maintained proper set up and clean up procedures.

Caricature Artist/Face Painter, Happy Days Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA: Septemeber 2012 thru present
Travels to private parties and events throughout southern California drawing caricatures and preforming Face Painting Interacts with families providing top quality artwork

Art Instructor, KidsArt, Valencia, CA: April 2012- November 2012
Paint demos as needed for events and lessons
Instruct and guide children in art classes
Help develop and organize lesson plans Participate on offsite events to promote art school

Sign Artist/Visual Merchandiser, Trader Joe’s, Palmdale, CA: NOV 2010 to APRIL 2011
Paint window and store displays
Employ visual merchandising to craft imaginative store signs that promote products
Maintain visual shop, department tools, supplies and visual equipment

Caricature Artist, Lee Harvin Co., Universal Hollywood Studios, Hollywood, CA: JUNE-OCT 2010
Painted air-brushed caricatures of guest utilizing various art mediums; Coordinated scheduling of guest portraits; Maintained work space, booth, and recorded transactions

Portrait/Caricature Artist, Rubio Arts, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL: APR 1999-APR2010*
Painted pastel portraits and caricatures of guests. Interacted with guests daily; Conducted sales transactions; Coordinated appointments; Opened and Maintained art pavilion.

EDUCATION

Seminole Community College, Lake Mary, FL, Associate of Arts Degree
Crealde School of Art, Winter Park FL
Aveda Institute, Winter Park, FL 

         CHRISTINA DECHELLIS. ART

   

Christina DeChellis 
Canyon Country, CA 91387 
Cell: (661) 414-2038