Original paintings available soon worldwide
By Kirt Webster
Country music sensation Ronnie McDowell is a true artist in every sense of the word. He’s known coast to coast for his chart-topping radio hits and showmanship from his sold-out performances and now he is being recognized for his original art work. Disney Fine Art saw one painting by McDowell and signed him to a 5-year deal.
McDowell’s fascination with Disney occurred at an early age. He and his family would gather around to watch Davey Crockett and the wonderful world of color every Sunday night. Even back then he couldn’t help but take note and appreciate all of the beautiful colors he saw in classics like Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmations.
What a dream it must be for McDowell, who is currently on his 14th painting, to have his artwork to soon be recognized in Disney parks and galleries all over the world. “All of my kids are involved in this project,” says Ronnie, “My youngest daughter Athena told me I should do some paintings featuring Disney characters, so my youngest son Tyler and I came up with the idea of Walt leaving Kansas City making his way to California from Union Station at 8 o’clock with Mickey in front of him.” Ronnie Dean, my oldest son along with being my drummer and tour manager for 20 years now, gave me the idea for Elvis teaching Mickey how to dance on the Ed Sullivan Show.” These paintings showed Disney Fine Art what McDowell was capable of.
Disney Fine Art is available in art galleries throughout Europe, Japan and North America as well as Disney Cruise Line and Disney Theme Parks around the world.