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FANTASY is a Brooklyn, NY based scenic painting and design studio. We create hand-finished sets for photography, film, and live performance. Kristen Dempsey trained as an opera designer in London, and specializes in classical theatrical construction techniques.

Past clients include: Blue Note Records, V Magazine, Botanist Gin, Victoria's Secret, Marni, Time Magazine, American Express, A24, Brooklinen, Spirit Halloween, Athena Club, Spotify, Atlas Obscura, Netflix, Etsy, Grailed, Puma, Amaro Montenegro, Select Apertivo

Available services:

Custom Painted Backdrops and Surfaces

Scenic Art

Production Design

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Hand Painted Backdrops

Fantasy Studio specializes in textured hand painted techniques including aging, lime wash, old masters style portrait backdrops, Venetian plaster, and decorative faux finishes.


All types of surfaces ranging from permanent walls to muslin fabric can be painted. We customize each project with our clients which can include color and design consultation, a hand painted rendering, paint samples, site visit, and on-site installation. 

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