Earlier this year, we saw artists turn a 40-ton pile of sand into a sculpture dedicated to Raya and the Last Dragon. And it was so incredible, we’re still wondering how they did it. Now, we’ve got another sand creation to marvel at in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts has LOTS of unique finds.
We’ve seen live entertainment, hidden characters, and a paint-by-number mural! But the exhibits often have some amazing wares to show off, too. After all, the stunning artisanship is what makes Festival of the Arts so…artsy. Today, we found something we have to show you!
I’ve been excited about this interview for a few months, and I know that Disney foodies, historians, art-lovers, and fans of all types are going to love it.
Tim Rogerson is a Disney artist and the creator of the official artwork for both the Epcot Food & Wine Festival and Disney’s D23 Expo. You’ve seen him on the Disney Food Blog before, back in September, when I was reporting from the F&W Festival. I wanted to write a full post about his work, but figured you’d rather hear it directly from him, if possible!
I think this is one of the best ways to introduce Tim — a super-speed video of him painting the official D23 artwork from the 2009 Expo (very cool music, by the way…):
Tim has been a Disney fan since birth — his father was an Entertainment Director at Walt Disney World and an avid Disney collector. After studying at the Ringling School of Art & Design, Tim worked with Disney, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros. His many honors include being named Official Artist of the 2006 Winter Olympics, Official Artist of the Disney D23 Expo, and Official Artist of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival in 2009 and 2010. You can find his work at galleries all around the world, and purchase it through Collectors Editions and Disney Fine Art.
In His Own Words
In the interview, we discussed Tim’s artistic inspiration, his work for Disney, and what’s coming down the pike (including the official artwork for the 2010 Food & Wine Festival!). You can scroll down to the end of the post to find out [Read more…]