History

Angelo Michael Michael Logan displayed artistic talent and acquired a keen interest in old buildings early in life. In 1979 he was hired on as a fulltime house painter with a Redondo Beach firm. Interior painting was the bulk of the work with cleanliness learned in many hospital projects as well as homes. In 1985 Michael got his state contractor’s license and started his own company, Angelo Michael’s Painting. As the name would playfully imply, the emphasis was artistic and detailed interior residential projects, many with top interior designers in the Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills area. The work was showcased in many design houses and historic home tours. Michael studied decorative (faux) painting techniques in 1988 under master artisan Ellery Findley at Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and at the artisan’s home studio in La Canada. In 1989 Michael studied gilding under the late master gilder Rick Glawson of Fine Gold Sign Company in Wilmington. Michael's magazine article "Reverse on Glass Advertising" American Breweriana Journal, (Sept./Oct. 1997) pg. 22-23 about this trade legend. Michael studied arts and crafts bungalow stenciling under Amy Miller of Trimbelle River Studio in 1998.

In 1999 Michael and his wife, Michele, relocated to Pasadena where they completely restored their own two craftsman era bungalows to original condition. The latest one was featured on the 2006 Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend Home Tour. Restoration on his own home and a neighbor’s resulted in two historic preservation awards from the City of Pasadena. His own home was featured in Cottages and Bungalows magazine along with dozens of images of his other restoration projects. He is author of a 10-part how-to restoration series for Cottages and Bungalows magazine. Michael is also an avid local historian having received awards from the City and State for his research, museum exhibit and tours of the old historic Pasadena Busch Gardens which he is currently writing a book about.

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