Artist Showcase with Jerrod Maruyama and Whitney Pollett
WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District
Artists Jerrod Maruyama and Whitney Pollett will take part in an artist signing from 11a.m. – 1p.m on June 21 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District, as we celebrate the release of some of their latest works. Also, look for a special releases from artists Shannon Bonatakis (not appearing) and Pascal Campion (not appearing). What can you expect to see? Take a look!
Pascal Campion (Not Appearing)
Shannon Bonatakis (Not Appearing)
Shannon grew up in Orlando, Florida and spent much of her childhood immersed in the magical wonder of the Walt Disney World® Resort. She later attended Columbus College of Art and Design, where she channeled her love of fantasy and fiction into studying illustration. Since graduating in 2004, she has maintained an active career as an illustrator and painter. Her illustration work has been featured most prominently in children’s publishing and she shows her paintings consistently with various galleries across the United States. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband Josh and their part lab, part dachshund, part dragon puppy, Enid.
Pascal Campion is a prolific French-American artist, illustrator, concept designer, character designer, and animator whose clients include: Dreamworks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, Cartoon Network, Hulu, and PBS. Passionately inspired by his wife and kids, he is best known to his tens of thousands of fans and followers for “Sketch of the Day”, a ritual of drawing a new image first thing in the morning from his home studio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, Pascal expanded into fine art with a solo show at Galerie Arludik in Paris, France.
Born and raised in San Jose, Jerrod found his love for art at an early age. He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Illustration and went on to work in the Educational Software industry as an art director. Since then, Jerrod has worked with several notable companies including Disney Consumer Products, Mattel & Hostess, to name a few. Jerrod is currently a freelance Illustrator and character designer residing in Sacramento, California.
Whitney grew up in Santa Rosa, California, a town of redwoods, creeks, and beautiful night skies. Her surroundings inspired her to sing, draw horses, and look for salamanders. While indoors Ariel, Belle, and Sailor Moon kept her imagination busy. These beautiful romantics inspired Whitney to create her own engaging characters. When it comes time to take a break, she forages on her favorite snacks that include pickles, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos® and the occasional po’ boy. She now lives in LA as a concept artist and illustrator for animation, toys, and comics.