Gallery Director Notes
Art Brand Studios and Eric Dowdle have teamed up for a breathtaking collection of Disney folk art, portraying magical moments of everyone’s favorite classic Disney cartoon characters. Painted in his whimsical, patriotic art style, this collection will stir up nostalgic and cheerful emotions while reminding us that our vast and extraordinary world is quite intimate. Allow us to take you to places around the world that you will never want to leave with our collection of Disney and Dowdle fine art.
Discovering figure drawing as an artist was and continues to be the center of what I consider “folk art.” I define folk art as People interacting with the environment around them. Disney took figure drawing to an amazingly different level. The brilliance of exploring the possibilities of animals with human features and characteristics interacting and communicating with their surroundings is enchanting to me.
Mickey and Friends in Paris is where I imagine this exploration coming alive. With the inspiration of some of the world’s greatest galleries, I love the idea of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck playing the part of both artist and model. Paris inspires even the simplest of artists to try their hand at a sketch or two…or maybe even some “figure” drawing.
- In the distance is France’s most recognizable and romantic landmark the Eiffel Tower.
- Mickey is becoming quite the accomplished painter, his portrait of Donald is almost life-like.
- The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris shines bright as the sun sets.
Most people don’t know it is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
- Windmill on the Moulin Rouge is perfectly tucked away in this work of art, can you spot it?