A never-built theme park land with a “Fantasia” boat ride in Florida… it would have featured centaurettes and cupids and flying horses and I wish it had materialized.
However, I’ve always said that positioning Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures throughout your house can transport you to one of the park attractions. And the style of my “Story Lines” series of WDCC still-lifes in particular lends itself to this, so “Fantasia Characters,” my newest addition, compliments previous releases like the “Alice in Wonderland Characters,” a drawing composite reminiscent of the existing Wonderland dark ride in California.
Eight sculpture drawings even including one of the dancing mushrooms are planted around my still-life of the WDCC “Enchanted Places” Gazebo and surrounded by a twisting river in charcoal and oil pastel. I hope this art will help you imagine sitting back and enjoying that mythical boat ride that nearly was.
Why draw or paint a picture when we have photographs? Because some artists can pull out something more from a subject they’re drawing, energy perhaps; that a photograph doesn’t always convey.
That’s one reason I add more color than the natural eye sees, in my drawings. In this video, I talk with another artist and look at her paintings, and describe the new role I believe, artists have, in the century we are living in.
Check out this firework-ready and princess-charged video, in which we start at the Harrods Disney Christmas Parade, and as the wind changes, head up with my drawings, to see the new Walt Disney Classics Collection Scrooge McDuck sculpture at Castle China and back again to London, for the Harrods Christmas lights switch on.
My “It Sparkles” art exhibit was just the ticket for us in North London back in the summer!
Here’s my video report of how, I felt, the art prints of my pink dog drawings and landscapes permeated with heightened color really did let the ‘light’ in. Just imagine how well this art does its job throughout the winter!