New Disney Fine Art by Artist David Willardson

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in Ogden, Utah is excited to announce the addition of over 20 New Disney Fine Art paintings in different mediums by Artist David Willardson. Celebrate the Magic of Disney with one of these wonderful creations.

David Willardson Bio

Caught up in the make-believe world of animation, the creativity and whimsy of the characters, and the early execution of the cartoon art all were factors in directing the professional path chosen by David Willardson.

After graduating from Los Angeles Art Center, David entered the world of entertainment art. His passion for excellence and his natural creativity opened doors, which allowed him to create internationally known images such as the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" movie logo and the classic "American Graffiti" car hop.

Willardsons' journey continued in the fields of animation as he could create images that portrayed the essence of a story. Disney needed an artist that understood and was passionate about Disney characters. They needed an artist that could uphold the integrity of Disney's original drawings. They needed someone who could capture the personalities and emotions of the Disney family of characters. They needed David Willardson.

Willardson was commissioned to paint the major movie posters for Disney Animation over a period of fifteen years. A small sample would include Bambi, Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

While painting the characters in the traditional way, Willardson also developed an energetic, colorful, stylized, dynamic, graphic painting style that not only captures the personality and emotions of the characters but captures their soul.

Disney Fine Art Artists

Allison Lefcort - "Boldness and simplicity are the keys to the success of my portraits. I have always been a star-gazer. These paintings are my homage to the celebrities depicted."

Dick Duerrstein - "I approach each painting, each character with the awe of a child, but the memories and skills of an adult and consequently, I hope that my artworks inspire in the viewer that wondrous sense of magical thinking that Disney imbued each of his characters with and that has made them such classic icons of American cinema."

Harrison Ellenshaw - "Many sons growing up in the shadow of a famous father feel that they want to carve their own paths in life. "That was me," says Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Disney Legend and master painter Peter Ellenshaw, who won an Oscar for his visual effects work on "Mary Poppins" and was nominated a total of five times for the Academy Award.

James Coleman -- "I attempt to push the statement I am making to its ultimate, both in design and use of color."

Jim Salvati -- "For 25 years I have lived by the simple work ethic of "work hard and play hard". Growing up a surfer has influenced every aspect of my life as an artist. Art now influences me in every aspect of my life."

Jim Warren -- "Although Mother Nature is my favorite art director, I do take artistic license to create environments of my own."

John Rowe "Through my work I hope to remind you and myself how truly wonderful, complex, and vivid life is. Whether we are looking into the eyes of someone we love, or struggling just to breath, life is a priceless gift."

Trevor Carlton - "I want people to imagine they found my artwork in some old run down movie theater basement. Unpreserved and forgotten, an antique bearing the nostalgia and character that only time can bring."

Mike Kupka -- "Despite all the ups and downs, the tough times and the struggles, there's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when signing a painting you've just completed. I just couldn't imagine doing anything else for a living."

Peter Ellenshaw -- "Painting never comes easily to those who take it seriously. The more one knows the harder it gets."

Tricia Buchanan-Benson -- "I use my artwork to attempt to represent the things that are most memorable about each character and to pay tribute to the artists that created the fantastic characters that we all know and love."

Tim Rogerson -- "I never get ideas sitting behind a blank canvas and thinking of what to paint. My ideas come from outside, experiencing life, by going places and meeting people."

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