Artist Portrays Disney Characters as Oil Paintings

You have probably seen paintings like this before, Disney is dear to all of us and many artists have shared their own renditions of Disney characters, in oil paintings. But this one, in particular, is so magical, perhaps even the fairest of them all.

Heather Teurer, an American artist creates Disney-inspired paintings that have a little of a Renaissance touch, even though the artist defends that it’s more of the Pre-Rapahelites of the late 19th century.

Baby Of Mine

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Never Let It Go

Ohana Means Family

Elegant Warrior

Teurer’s oil paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals, and textiles. Although she was not able to obtain a formal education in art, all her studies of the natural world in addition to the works of great artists including the Renaissance masters, the pre-raphaelites of the late 19th century and modern masters have influenced her work in a way she couldn’t imagine getting in a classroom.

Theurer says that her aim is not to re-create what has already been done by other artists or Disney itself, but rather to transcend the ordinary and go beyond and give new meanings and explore further all of these Disney characters. Many children, and even adults still absolutely adore and relate to certain characters to this day, so it’s no surprise that so many people are so in love with Theurer’s oil paintings.

Her Father’s Daughter

I See The Light

Love Blooms In Winter

Cinderella’s New Day

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When creating her oil on canvas pieces, Theurer strived to go past mere physical resemblances of the characters, focusing instead on capturing and conveying their struggles, hope, and pride. Attributes that wouldn’t be obvious to the naked eye.

Teurer does all of her modern art creations in the midst of a family with five children, and regardless of the challenges, her art has gone on to get the attention of USA Today and the LA Times, garnered contracts with Disney Fine Art and Fantasy Con, and received international recognition and awards from respected organizations such as Lucca Comics & Games, Art Renewal Center, Artist’s Magazine and Spectrum, among others.

We’re All Mad Here

Drawn To The Shore

Sewn In His Shadows

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Dig A Little Deeper


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