Grosh Custom is the newest department of Grosh Scenic Rentals. We’ve painted much of the Grosh inventory in addition to working with several custom clients over the years. After the addition of Greg Viera and Peter Lime to the team in early 2011, Grosh Custom took on new legs.
We are a full service theatrical scenery shop providing the highest quality hand painted backdrops and murals, theatrical or masking drapery, printed backdrops and more. The Grosh Custom department is also an expert in UV and invisible UV painting techniques, fine art, hand painted murals, painted scrims, PA Masking, Kabuki drops and more. Our facility is second to none in the industry boasting 6 counterweight paint frames and one static frame. We operate in a 40,000 square foot building the heart of Hollywood, directly on Sunset Boulevard with a beautiful view of the Hollywood Sign. If you’re interested in taking a tour of our operation, contact us, we’d love to show you around!
Our team is always happy to answer any questions and provide guidance with any inquiries; there are no jobs too big or small.
Greg has been a well-known fixture in the creation of hand painted Backdrops, along with heading scenic departments in the Hollywood area, for over 20 years.
Beginning at Warner Brothers as a Journeyman, Greg spent 15 years contributing to designing and painting backdrops, murals and props for movies such as Die Hard, Spiderman, Ghostbusters, Superman, Lethal Weapon, Scrooged, Born on the Fourth of July, Back to the Future, just to name a few.
In 1995 Greg accepted the position as Lead Scenic Artist at Superior Backings in Hollywood. There he drove the design of hand painted backdrops for such names as Green Day, Cold Play, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffet, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and the Foo Fighters. With the full accountability for every aspect of the final creation, Greg managed teams of Journeymen as they painted to the exact specifications of his clients without losing sight of his “art”. By encouraging individuality and “one of a kind” spirit within his team, Greg developed a style only a hand painted creation can offer.
Now in 2011, Greg has decided to join our team and we here at Grosh Scenic Rentals are thrilled to have his experience on our side. Grosh has been a cornerstone in the creation of custom and rental backdrops for nearly 80 years in Hollywood. Here, Greg will be leading our Custom Backdrop Division, bringing with him his design and project management talents. Along with these honed artistic skills, Greg’s ability to visualize the ideas of his repeat customers, patiently working with them until a draft design is agreed upon and an artistic project is set into motion.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley Peter graduated from Burbank Senior High School and attended California State University at Northridge for one year. Peter then entered the Air Force and served three years on active duty and 2.5 years in the Air National Guard.
After being honorably discharged from the Air Force Peter went to work in the entertainment industry. Working first in set lighting, then as a production assistant for Dick Clark and Allan Funt he then found his calling. Peter has over 20 years of experience painting and working in the scenic field, having worked on major motion pictures, television shows, theater productions, rock concerts, murals and other such projects.
Peter’s love for the entertainment field goes beyond just his work. He preformed in local theater and was also a member of a ballet company for several years. Not to mention he is an avid movie fan with a personal collection of well over 2000 movies ranging from old silent films to current hits.
When not working, Peter can be found doing a number of things. He plays in a softball league, enjoys taking hikes, kayaking and runs several days a week. He enjoys working in his yard and is quite proud of his garden. Peter is the owner of several pets and enjoys spending time with them. Sunday evenings are family night at Peter’s house and you will find it full with his sister and many nieces and nephews.