Gladkov Studios Profile

Gladkov Studios specializes in high quality murals, Venetian plasters, gilding and faux finishes, metallic effects and metal patinas, antique furniture restoration, and fine furniture finishing.

The Studio was opened in 1997 by Vasily Gladkov.

Vasily received his formal art training in Russia. His first “commercial” art experience was in the Russian Army, where he was drafted and served for two years. As a full-time artist, his duties included painting large-scale murals, posters, military illustrations and photo-realistic portraits.

After completion of service, Vasily decided to pursue his second passion – Russian History. Vasily graduated from Rostov-on-Don University with a Masters degree in History, and he continued to work towards his PhD, but in 1990 he decided to immigrate to Germany. Working in Andernach Stadtmuseum, he participated in setting up exhibitions, and did drawings for archaeological publications “Andernacher Beitrage” and “Pellenz Museum”.

In 1992, Vasily left Germany and moved to the United States. In Los Angeles, Vasily applied his painting skills, working for various design studios, painting ceramics, movie sets, murals, furniture, and he worked in a cabinet shop as a wood finisher. In 1997 he opened his studio, specializing in murals and decorative finishes.

Sergio Garcia, master painter and finisher, joined the Studio in 2000. He supervises most of the projects from start to finish.

Since 2000 the company has a full-time crew of artisans, who work in Studio, located in Los Angeles, and on jobsites mostly in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties. Throughout the years Gladkov Studios maintains a reputation of a company with high quality workmanship and creative excellence.