Interview with Artist & Designer John Coulter

By Crissy

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, John Coulter will be doing a demonstration at the EPCOT Festival of the Arts entitled “From Concept to Creation.” This will take place at the Odyssey Festival Showplace at 4:30pm. John was kind enough to answer a few questions for our readers.

WDW Hints: Tell us a bit about yourself and how you began painting for Disney.

John: I’m from Tucson, Arizona. I studied graphic design for two years at the University of Arizona before transferring to the Art Center college of design in Pasadena. I studied illustration there. I live in Los Angeles.

I’ve been a Disney artist for six years now, but have a long history with Disney. I played various characters in shows and parades at Disneyland, Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland.

WDW Hints: Tell us about your seminar “From Concept to Creation”?

John: My seminar will just touch on my creative and painting process with a little of my story that lead me to Disney.

WDW Hints: How do Disney movies inspire you while painting?

John: I get so much inspiration from the Disney animated movies. While I am working on a scene inspired from a movie or painting a character I will often have the movie …read more

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