Murals by Letty Samonte seen at Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center, Berkeley - Tropicalia
Murals by Letty Samonte seen at Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center, Berkeley - Tropicalia
Murals by Letty Samonte seen at Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center, Berkeley - Tropicalia

Tropicalia

When her chiropractor, Dr. Mandy Chan partnered with Dr. Jessica Lips to open Ginkgo Chiropractic in Berkeley, Letty was thrilled when they asked her to paint their treatment room walls. They decided on matching murals on mirroring walls which was then painted with latex colors.

Meet the Creator

Letty received her BFA with honors in Illustration in 2001 from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. After completing her studies, she moved to NYC. It was there that she worked full time as a faux finishing artist and muralist for interiors and was introduced to scenic painting for the theatre. In 2003, she worked as a scenic artist and scenic design assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

She relocated to San Francisco in 2004 and has been working as a painter in the Bay Area ever since. Letty was a staff scenic artist for the American Conservatory Theatre from 2009 until their scene shop closure in 2015. Currently, she is the lead scenic for Acme Scenery Company in Berkeley. She has also painted for the SF Opera, Ballet, Symphony, and other major San Francisco stages. She occasionally paints for TV and film and continues to take commissions as a muralist, faux artist and illustrator as well.

Her landscapes have been exhibited in the national juried shows for both the American Impressionist Society and the Society of Master Impressionists. Letty is also a scenic artist member of the Art Director's Guild Local 800.