Harrison Ellenshaw is the son of Disney Legend and master painter Peter Ellenshaw. After graduating from Whittier College with a degree in psychology, Harrison Ellenshaw had trouble finding work, and finally settled as an apprentice working for Disney. He joined Walt Disney Studios as a matte artist, moonlighted to render a number of paintings for Star Wars
, and then oversaw the matte department on The Empire Strikes Back
at George Lucas' premier effects facility, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM).
Later, upon his return to Disney in 1989 for Dick Tracy
, Harrison Ellenshaw headed Disney Studios' own highly regarded effects facility: Buena Vista Visual Effects (BVVE). Harrison Ellenshaw has been nominated for an Academy Award, along with his father, Peter Ellenshaw, for special visual effects work on The Black Hole
. In tandem to his film work, Harrison Ellenshaw has also been able to concentrate on a fine art career, producing one man shows for several galleries.
In 2002, Harrison Ellenshaw began collaborating with his father, creating a number of spectacular Disney giclees. Harrison Ellenshaw has an extreme sense of color, constantly experimenting with vivid hues not easily found in nature. Today, Harrison Ellenshaw continues to create his own Disney giclees, in addition to fine art paintings of unique landscapes.
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