About

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Lizz Lang—Owner and Founder

Lizz grew up in the interior design industry, learning from her designer mom, Norma Benjamin. They moved to California in the late 70’s and developed a successful business servicing the design industry with a unique full-service design studio, including art and framing.30 years ago, fine art installation was a rare talent.

Lizz began installing artwork for her framing clientele. She has since worked with nothing but top designers and galleries in southern California, overseeing thousands of residential and commercial art installations.

Her expertise in placement, installation, frame design and lighting is unequaled and her well-trained installers are also experts in all technical aspects regarding installation, experience with groupings, as well as art and furniture placement.

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Raul Valenzuela

Raul & Lizz have been married over 18 years, and his two oldest sons have both worked for Lizz Lang Art Services Services, with Reuben still on staff!

Raul’s artistic talents with iron and wood provide Lizz Lang Art Services Services with the ability to say      “we can hang ANYTHING!!”
He is our trusted resource for designing and fabricating custom hardware, he repairs antiques and objects d’art for many retailers, and he can assemble the most delicate and tricky items.

Two good examples of Raul’s abilities:

A La Jolla client purchased an antique fireplace back that weighed over 1000 lbs! He engineered and fabricated hardware and we installed that valuable piece onto an exterior stucco wall at the entry to their Italian-style grotto home!

An antique dealer received a French chandelier that consisted of 750 colored crystals and arms, none of which were assembled. He put it together perfectly, without instructions or even a photo of the finished piece.  The dealer knew it was correct!!  And it looked awesome!

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Aaron Stewart

A native-born Californian from the northlands of Trukee, Aaron is a Navy veteran, has owned his own Mortgage company and is one of our top installers!  He is a team member who demonstrates a strong sense of design & placement skills and has a great attention to detail!
Aaron has been a lead-installer over 10 years now, often requested by individuals and designers, with compliments and thank-you’s regularly received from many satisfied clients!

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Reuben Valenzuela

Born & raised in Phoenix, AZ, Reuben is the middle son of Lizz’s husband, Raul.
Reuben began installing art with Lizz in 1998 until 2010, when he and his wife moved to Las Vegas.  He operated his own installation service there “Install it All” for over 3 years and they have just recently returned to San Diego, much to Lizz’s delight!
We’re glad to have his experience and presence back on our Installation Team!

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Karen Athens

Karen’s love of travel to distant and beautiful areas around the world has inspired her to capture the essence of these amazing places through mediums of acrylics, water color, pastels, collage and ink. The Fine Art paintings and sculptures are a combination of vibrant colors and realistic images from the exotic places she has traveled to and lived. These memories are transformed onto canvas, paper and wood from her coastal California studio.
Through formal Art education, Karen earned a BFA degree in design, painting. Color theory, and Visual Communications, with a minor more

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Joel Heathcote

Joel has been fascinated by light for 35 years.
He has done numerous installations in San Diego and across the country.  One highlight for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was creating ten huge nightsky ceilings filled with twinkling fiber optic “stars”.  Another was lighting an ornate cactus garden for a Carlsbad client.  Joel knows all about the latest in LED lighting both for economical savings and for dramatic color-changing effects.
If you have unusual lighting needs or simply want to dramatize your art, Joel and the rest of the Lizz Lang team can create a fabulous “look” for your home.