Masterworks Lighting and Design

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“Design is the fundamental soul
of a man-made creation”

— Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer

Masterworks Lighting was created and developed by one of the world’s premier lighting designers, Paul Dexter. Starting a career in 1973 Paul has toured the world for most of his lifetime, creating original scenic design and lighting design for live concert performances, special events, large exhibit displays, film and video and now architectural lighting.

The Purpose of Masterworks is to provide a unique solutions lighting design service. It acts to connect innate talent, broad practiced skills, technical knowledge and winning attitude with the production’s visionaries. It guarantees a smooth concept to reality experience. The result aims to produce the ultimate WOW factor for the audience and viewers.


Paul Dexter has been involved in several important hologram tours from their inception.

Read more on the Hologram Tours.


Paul Dexter is the Production Designer for the hugely popular Raiding the Rock Vault show in Las Vegas.

Read more on Raiding the Rock Vault.

Paul Dexter, industry author!

Concert Lighting book by Paul Dexter & James Moody

The most comprehensive entertainment lighting book to date: the 4th Edition of Concert Lighting, The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting, published by Routledge, a Focal Press book. Written by James Moody and Paul Dexter.

About the Authors

Paul Dexter has been the lighting and set designer for such concerts and concert tours as Rick James, Motley Crue, DIO, Ozzy Osbourne, and Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Rod Stewart. Paul is president of his own design firm, Masterworks Design, Inc. His recent activities include touring the world with REO Speedwagon as production and lighting designer, production designer for Heaven & Hell and architectural lighting designer for Activision Motion Capture Studios.

Jim Moody is the Head of the Technical Theatre Program, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer for The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College (A Professional Conservatory Program). Considered one of the founders of concert lighting he received the first Concert Lighting Designer of the Year Award from Performance magazine in 1980. Active also in television, his work has been recognized with two Emmy nominations and one team award.

Available now:
Purchase Concert Lighting from the publisher.
Purchase Concert Lighting from Amazon.

Concert Lighting 2009 Edition

Concert Lighting, 2009 Edition

Concert Lighting Third Edition, 2009
By James L. Moody and Paul Dexter was released on September 29th, 2009, according to Focal Press. Reserve yours today through

Paul Dexter highlighted in new article in Sound & Lighting America discussing Paul’s outstanding lighting design and the REO Speedwagon residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

The article starts on page 30:

Lighting & Sound America cover

Lighting & Sound America cover

Click here to go to a PDF of the article.

Click here to go to a PDF of the complete publication.


REO Speedwagon REO Rehearsal Photos – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI. May 29, 2022


See Live photos of tour with REO, STYX, Loverboy.


DIO, “Evil or Divine”, Promotional video. Conceived and Directed by Paul Dexter, Masterworks Design, Inc. Exclusive.


Rock Band Triumph Plans Mixed Reality Live Show with Paul Dexter

Masterworks Designer Paul Dexter has been working on a new concept, a mixed reality live show with the renowned rock band Triumph. A new documentary was featured in Toronto about the band’s journey on September 12, 2021. Classic Rock and Culture author, Matt Wardlaw, caught up with drummer and lead vocalist Gil Moore for an interview and here’s what he had to say…


We Are The RoadCrew Podcast

We Are The Road Crew

Paul Dexter records podcast in Los Angeles via satellite with Moderator Stephen Hill in London, for the 7th episode of “We Are the Road Crew”.

Listen to the podcast.


Geezers Of Gear Podcast

Marcel Fairbairn and Henry Kones interviewed Paul Dexter for their Geezers of Gear Podcast. This is an interesting interview of Paul Dexter, a long-time concert lighting industry expert, who is continually expanding his use of technology to produce ever more entertaining shows.

Listen to the podcast.


Kevin with REO Speedwagon on AXS TV

REO Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling” | AXS TV Concerts Presented By Mercury Insurance. See the video.


Def Leppard Live in Detroit

Def Leppard’s new DVD, “Live From Detroit” was released February 2017. This concert was filmed for AXS TV. Paul Dexter, of Masterworks Design, was the television Lighting Director for this film.
Click here the article and a video on


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