Artist Showcase with Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Noah, Kristin Tercek & Gregg Visintainer
WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District, Disneyland® Resort
Join us as we welcome four talented artists to the WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney® District on March 1st! Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Noah, Kristin Terck & Gregg Visintainer will be on hand from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Stop by and take a look at some of their latest releases!
Jasmine began her art career at the age of five, selling paintings door-to-door. By the time she was 17, her “professional” painting career was in full-swing when she started her online art website in 1997. Ever since, she has been painting fulltime. Jasmine’s artwork can be found in many books, magazines, lines of licensed merchandise, and in public and private collections throughout the world. Her other primary art gallery is also on Disney property – Pop Gallery at Downtown Disney West Side at the Walt Disney World Resort! In addition to her new paintings with WonderGround Gallery, you may also have seen her co-branded Disney/Jasmine Becket-Griffith creations through the Bradford Exchange and Hamilton Collection.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Noah grew up to be one of the most well know artist in the country and around the globe. He began his company on his bike at 16 handing our business cards to create art, signs and illustrations for local businesses. Soon after graduation from high school Noah received an airbrush from his family. He then embarked on a career of creating custom portraits on clothing and canvas. He would set up at local clubs and coffee shops to paint live for collectors in front of their eyes. This caught the eye of corporate companies and celebrities. An amazing day came when Noah partnered with The Walt Disney Company™ to create a line of Noah versions of the characters. Noah’s line has become a huge favorite among Disney collectors and fans worldwide. Noah’s works include character interpretation, as well as, product development such as one-of-a-kind Vinylmation™. Noah spends his time creating lines of product for cruise ships, galleries, his clothing line and private commissions for collectors. In addition, he spends his time designing and creating new works in his studio.
Kristin Tercek was born, raised, and continues to live in New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in film from NYU and started a company with her husband that has provided animation services for nearly 20 years and counting. In 2005 she started Cuddly Rigor Mortis LLC, hand making plush dolls of her own design in her spare time. Her Cuddly characters quickly developed a worldwide following with fans ranging from the United States to Japan. She most recently added canines to her fan base with her designs now being made into plush dog toys. In 2009 she decided to get back to her roots and started painting. Self taught at the age of eleven, she always loved painting and creating characters and now has the opportunity to do it full time. Her work has been shown in galleries worldwide, including La Gaite Lyrique Museum in Paris. Her love of Disney has been constant and unwavering – the highpoint was being married at the Walt Disney World® Resort and having the reception behind Cinderella Castle. She couldn’t think of anything better than having the opportunity to paint Disney characters for others to enjoy.
Born in San Jose, CA, Gregg “Viz” Visintainer is a self-taught artist and is the youngest of three boys. He always loved to draw as kid, but never thought he could pursue art as a career until recently. His unique style of drawing began when he was 15 years old, in high school. During class instead of listening and taking notes he was doodling. Drawing was his way to pass time in school and express how he felt. After high school Gregg stopped drawing for six years.