Amour d’Art Announces New Originals from Talented Disney Artist Peter Ellenshaw

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A selection of previously unreleased originals and sketches from Peter Ellenshaw, the beloved artist who passed away in 2007, was recently released by the artist’s family.

Peter Ellenshaw left a legacy spanning most of the 20th century and into the 21st century, as one of the most talented artists whose work every graced Walt Disney Studios and the Disney Fine Art portfolio. Many of his newest pieces were still unreleased when he passed away in 2007 at the age of 93, but Ellenshaw’s family has decided to make a few of these cherished paintings and sketches available to the public. Amour d’Art is excitedly announcing the release of ten new Peter Ellenshaw originals and sketches, which are available online through the gallery’s website.    

New Original Oil Paintings on Canvas from Peter Ellenshaw

    “Winnie the Pooh & Friends at Seaside” (24x36)        
    “Ariel’s Mermaid Lagoon” (24x36)
    “Pooh’s Seaside Adventure” (24x36)
    “Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water” (12x16)
    “Disney Sea I”     (14x18)     
    “Disney Sea II” (14x18)
    “Disney Sea III” (14x18)
    “Disney Sea IV” (14x18)
    “Disney Sea V” (14x18)

New Original Sketch on Canvas

    “Cinderella Castle Sketch” (14x18)

These fine art paintings and sketches embody Ellenshaw’s keen ability to capture the whimsy and beauty of Disney’s classic films. It was a world he understood well, having spent three decades as a visual effects artist for Walt Disney Studios. He started his career after apprenticing with a local artist/mentor as a teen, during which time he worked first with oil on canvas and then delved into the world of visual effects for film. He ultimately found himself working for Walt Disney Studios on the film “Treasure Island” in 1947, after returning from serving England as an RAF pilot in World War II. The rest is history. He worked for Disney until 1976, when he made his last film for the studios, and again concentrated on his second career as a painter. “Painting never comes easily to those who take it seriously,” Ellenshaw once said. “The more one knows the harder it gets.”

For more information about Peter Ellenshaw and all the fine art paintings and prints from Amour d’Art’s vast inventory, visit http://www.amourdart.com.

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