Lisa Marie Capano

Contact Information:
10938 Yukon St.
Westminster, CO. 80021
(720)938-3825 cell


Restoration and Conservation of paintings on canvas, wooden surfaces, wall surfaces, and painted objects.
Work for Private or Public Sector as a full time employee or as an individual contractor. Instruction also an interest. Services are backed by 21 years of professional conservation and restoration experience. Member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) since 1989, and the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG) since 2000.

Education: Istituto Per L'Arte ed il Restauro
Florence, Italy
Masters of Restoration and Conservation in Paintings and Painted Surfaces (1988)
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art (Fine Arts and Graphic Design) (1986)
Capano Fine Art Restoration and Conservation 1993 to Present.
Owner/Chief Conservator
Assignment in collaboration with laboratories and private sector in Milano, Italy and the United States. Follows code of ethics and bylaws established by the AIC regarding restoration and conservation.

Highlighted Projects:

Palazzo Reale, Monza (Milano) Italy, 1991-92
- Conservation and Restoration of 33 Italian paintings dating from the mid 1880's, from the collection of the Palazzo Reale. Upon completion, the paintings were exhibited in Moscow, Russia. Chief Conservator was Paola Centurini.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 1996
- Conservation and Restoration of two paintings (oil on canvas) by WPA artist, Tom Lea depicting scenes of the Mexican/American Revolution of Las Cruces. Chief Conservator was M Randall Ash.
Siouxland Heritage Museum, The Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls SD. 1999-2002
- Conservation and Restoration of murals by Ole Running depicting scenes of Sioux Falls during the late 1800's. The murals were painted between 1911-1916 and cover the three floors of the museum. Chief Conservator was M Randall Ash.
- Iowa State Capitol, Supreme Court Murals Des Moines, Iowa. 2002
- Conservation and Restoration of 10 murals (oil on canvas) from the late 1800's which had been attached to the ceiling of the Capital Rooms upon completion of the building. Chief Conservator was M Randall Ash.
Boulder, CO 2011 Boulder Fire
-Burn and smoke damaged paintings.
University of Denver, Denver CO 2012
- Theater Murals
Rialto, Loveland CO 2015
- Theater Murals
Ft Lupton CO (assisted with Deb Uhl) 2013
- Mural restoration
Fort Collins CO, (assisted with Deb Uhl) 2013
- Coca Cola Mural
Lafayette CO, (assisted with Den Uhl) 2016
- Coca Cola Bulding
Allen Tupper Ture Mural (assisted with Cynthia Lawrence) 2014
Westminster CO, (assisted with Curtains Withour Bordoers) 2016
- Westminster Grange Theater Curtain
Louisville CO, 2016
- Louisville Rex Theater Curtain
Speet Memorial Building, Denver, CO 2016
- Louise Ronnebeck Mural(s)

Private Sector:

- Restoration and Conservation for private collector in Santa Fe, NM. Assignment entailed conservation and restoration of a mural depicting a blue horse painted by Pop Chalee. The mural is original to the adobe house and had suffered water damage and was concurrently being restored along with the house. Chief Conservator was M Randall Ash. 1998
- Conservation and Restoration of 55 paintings (mostly American Western Art) belonging to the Fritz White Collection, Loveland CO. 2005-2006
- Conservation and Restoration of the collection of oil paintings on wood and canvas of the Leanin´ Tree Museum, Boulder CO. 2007-2008
- Restoration and Conservation of an oil painting on canvas( 9´ X 6´) owned by the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver CO. 2008
- Restoration and Conservation of a 6´ tall plaster Venus de Milo copy, circa early 19th century, owned by the University of Denver, Denver CO. 2007
- Restoration and Conservation of a 7´ plaster relief by Arnold Ronnebeck, owned by the University of Denver, Denver CO. 2007
- Restoration and Conservation of a mural on plaster painted in 1929 by John E. Thompson, located on the prescenium arch of the theater in the Margery Reed Little Hall Theater, University of Denver, Denver CO. 2007- still in progress
- Conservation and Restoration for private collectors in Italy and the United States. Oils on canvas dating from the late 1600's to present, Greek Icons on wood, Retablos on wood,oils on wooden surfaces, American Western Art (canvas and wall surfaces), antique painted furniture. 1993 to present

Laboratorio di Giulia Michon, Milano Italy
April 1991- June 1993
Conservation and Restoration of oils on canvas, wood and wall surfaces.

Laboratorio di Paola Centurini, Milano Italy
July 1989- April 1991
Conservation and Restoration of oils on canvas, wood and wall surfaces, frescos (private and commercial), frescos removed from walls and transferred to fiberglass panels, antique painted furniture.


Completed under the supervision of Jeanne McKee in San Francisco, CA. 1987-1989
Consisted of oils on canvas, on wood, painted and/or clay sculptures, antique painted furniture.

Lectures and Instruction:

- Oregon State University, Corvalis
  “da Vinci Days” July 2001
- University of Colorado, Denver Campus
  guest speaker in Art History class June 2001
- University of Colorado , Boulder Campus
  Women's University Club March 2001
-University Museum of Natural History Dec. 2001
- Loveland Museum, Loveland CO.
  guest lecture June 2002, and 12 hour workshop Sept. 2002
- Carnegie Branch Library, Boulder CO.
  guest lecture May 2006
- Louisville Arts Association
  guest lecture 2005

Civic Associations in Colorado:

Jr. League of Denver and Boulder
PEO of Denver and Boulder
Boulder Arts Association
Louisville Arts Association
Newcomers of Boulder

Demonstration workshops:

Niwot Antiques, Niwot Co. Dec. 2000
Longmont Arts Association (Art Walk Week) 2004
Boulder History Museum, Boulder CO. Dec. 2008

List of References:

University of Denver -
Dan Jacobs- Director
Victoria H Myhren Gallery,
Curator University Art Collections,
University of Denver, (303) 871-2387

Leanin´ Tree Museum -
Ed Trumble, Owner
Tom Trumble, President and CEO
Boulder, Colorado (303) 581-2108

Loveland Museum -
Tom Katsimpalis, Curator of Interpretation
Loveland, CO. (970) 962-2410

The Brown Palace Hotel -
Marcel Pitton, Managing Director
Denver, Colorado (303) 297-3111

Robischon Gallery -
Jim Robischon, Owner
Denver, Colorado (303) 298-7788

Mary Williams Gallery -
Boulder ,Colorado (303)938-1588

Colorado Frame Company -
Mike Bettmann, Owner
Lakewood, CO. (303) 237-7623

Abend Fine Art Gallery -
Dejon Malley,
Denver, CO. (303) 355-0950

Extra Highlights:

I taught English at the British Institutes in Legnano, Italy (outside of Milano) for 3 years
I teach private Italian lessons (hourly or weekly), either through the Eurolinqua School in Boulder, or through private referrals . I have used: Italian the Easy Way, by Barron´s, and Living Language “The Ultimate Italian” beginner-intermediate book.
I am a member of IABA (Italian American Business Association) here in Denver, Colorado
I lived in Italy for 15 years and am fluent in Italian. My Master´s Degree was done completely in the Italian language, and during the school years, I worked at a bar/pizzeria in the Piazza Duomo in Florence, Italy.