Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Welcome to the World of Barry Atkinson
There is a special place in my heart for the animation artists who work behind the scenes to create films such as The Lion King. These artists are for the most part are unknown but yet their works thrill the imaginations of both children and adults alike.
Barry Atkinson, is one such artist. He has worked for The Walt Disney Studios, Dreamworks, and Don Bluth as an animating artist.
Barry grew up in an artistic environment.He was born in Ottawa and is the son of artist Vic Atkinson, whose work also appears on this blog. (check the list of artists in the right column).
Barry launched out into an art career at the age of 20 and his journey has taken him from being a background designer to being an artistic director.
His brush was engaged in the production of The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, an American Tail, and Fantasia.
Take a look at the picture at the top of this posting. It is so typical of Barry's work. Barry is noted for his ability to effectively manage soft light, vibrant colours and powerful designs. He works in acrylics, gouache and oils. And his Japanese Garden paintigs works are mysterious, spiritual, and sublimely peaceful.
You are invited to check out Barry's blog by clicking here.
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