We’re still taking a look back at works from James Coleman throughout the years. This is called A Couple Alone In Surf. James painted this in 1982. Can you see his style beginning to change from his works we posted in the 1970s? Do you think it’s beginning to lean more towards his current?
Continuing our look back into artist James Coleman’s work, this is Moonrise Over Pirate’s Cove. James painted this in 2001 as his first official Disney painting after leaving Walt Disney Studios as Background Department Supervisor in 1991. . Since this Peter Pan piece, James has gone on to paint hundreds of beloved scenes from Disney films, many of which he actually helped develop including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Fox and the Hound and more. . Today, James’ Disney paintings can be found in licensed galleries throughout the country, in Disney park galleries and many homes where they help generate daily smiles. . Join us tomorrow as we continue exploring work from James Coleman’s career as we celebrate his 70th birthday.
Continuing our look at how artist James Coleman's style has evolved throughout the years brings us to 2008. The lighting, the color choices and the styling of the trees and plant life have once again taken on a new look that further demonstrates how James has allowed himself to remain unrestricted with creativity and a paintbrush.⠀ ⠀ At this point in his career, James had resigned from Walt Disney Studios after 22 years to pursue his true passion - fine art (1991). He'd been showing his art in Wyland Galleries for 16 years (since 1992). He'd had his own namesake James Coleman galleries for 11 years (the first opened in 1997). And he'd been painting Disney fine art for 7 years (since 2001).⠀ ⠀ In addition to his style once again adapting to his most current artistic sensibilities, we see that James' signature has once again evolved. It begins to look a lot like how we recognize it today in 2019. ⠀ ⠀ Take a look back at our previous posts see the evolution and join us again tomorrow. We’re leading up to the reveal of a new collection from James that once again shows his versatility as an artist.
Continuing in our look at how artist James Coleman's artwork has evolved throughout the years, here's a painting he completed in 1985 at approximately age 36. ⠀ ⠀ At this point in James' career, he was working as Background Department Supervisor at Walt Disney Studios. His background art had appeared in classics including The Rescuers (1977) The Fox & The Hound (1981), Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and The Black Cauldron (1985). Later his credits included Oliver & Company (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Beauty & The Beast (1991).⠀ ⠀ In this painting, you can certainly see how either James' painting style influenced Disney ... or perhaps Disney influenced James. ⠀ ⠀ Compare this painting to the one we posted yesterday that James painted in 1971 and you'll see how his trees have changed, his background, foreground and depth have taken new shape and his colors have grown deeper with more contrast. Notice also how even James' signature has changed.⠀ ⠀ Come back tomorrow as we take a look at more works from James' past that show his evolution as an artist.⠀ ⠀
In celebration of artist James Coleman's 70th birthday, we're taking a look at how his art has evolved throughout the years. This painting, from 1971, shows James' view of the street in California where he grew up.⠀ ⠀ James would have been around 22 at the time he painted this work and already working at Walt Disney Studios in the mailroom, only three years away from the release of his first Disney film, Winnie The Pooh and Tigger, Too. Notice how the styling is remarkably different from how he paints today? How about the trees, the perspective, the composition ... Notice how the signature is even different?⠀ ⠀ Come back over the next few days as we continue to dive into James' past paintings.⠀ ⠀ ⠀
“Touch Of Midnight” is brand new from artist Rodel Gonzalez. Can we all agree he is a master of pirate ships? 🏴☠️
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Spring is finally back ... and so is our stock of Monarch matted prints by artist Rob Kaz. Tap for detail. Happy April!
Today! Come see artist Rodel Gonzalez at Disney’s BoardWalk in Wyland Gallery, 5-10pm. He’ll have loads of new original paintings, he’ll be painting live and there will be plenty of your favorite Disney giclees by Rodel on the walls to view. He’s there both Friday and Saturday, 5-10pm. . #rodelgonzalez