In 1986, she was accepted into the United Scenic Artists Union, working on her beloved films, Broadway shows and television in the NY Metropolitan area. Ms.Coletta’s work as a scenic artist put her along side the best artists and designers in the industry and she is grateful for all the tricks of the trade that she learned from them.Here is a partial list of work done from 1986 to 2000: TV -Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, Ed. FILMS- Coming to America, Wall Street, Ransom, Sabrina, Godfather III, Elmo in Grouchland BROADWAY – A Christmas Carol, Oz, Carousel, The Inspector General.In 2001, her love of painted ornament steered her back into the real world with the formation of Coletta Decorative Painting, working with interior designers instead of production designers. She opened her business at The Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, a 19th century brick factory complex which is the home of some 120 artisans, light industry and artists (www.garnervillearts.com). One of the photos shown here is part of a 25’ long mural she painted outside her shop. It is a life size display of all the kinds of painting she is best known for: murals, trompe l’oeil, borders & friezes, grisaille, lettering, marble, gold leaf, painted doors, canvas reproductions and stenciling.