Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Seeing painting as a form of traditional storytelling, his art deals with narratives that explore myth, psychology, and allegory in painting. His work has been exhibited in North America and Europe, and in 1998 he received the Mayor's Purchase Award in Toronto.
“Working with the motivated and talented students at Sheridan College is rewarding experience. It’s encouraging to be able to share my experience with students, knowing they will build on it and take it in new directions. In a world where art is becoming more difficult to define, at Sheridan we find real knowledge transfer going on that is directly applicable to an industry. In this sense art is alive and well.”
Michael has also worked for Studio B Productions, painting colour keys for a variety of productions and was a guest background artist in 1995 and 1997 to help train artists in the BG department and helping to develop the original concept for the BG style of the God Rocks made-for-video series and other studio projects at Chelsea Roads Productions.
Michael has taught color and painting technique courses for the Con-Ed program at Sheridan College and has developed an on line Fundamental painting and Background course for WebCT, hosted by Sheridan College. At present, he is instructing background painting using both traditional and Photoshop methods for the second year BAA animation course at Sheridan.
Peter has worked for Disney’s merchandising division, illustrating Disney characters for various them park collateral material and continues to work for Disney in addition to teaching Character Design at Sheridan.
Peter's website and blog.
David Quesnelle has worked for Nelvana as Senior Animator on productions such as Ewoks, Carebears 2, My Pet Monster, Babar, Beetlejuice, and Dog City. His credits for Walt Disney Animation Canada include Senior Animator (Lead animation) of “Belle” and “Pocahontas”, production on Beauty and the Beast – Belle’s Enchanted Christmas, Little Mermaid II, Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland and Pocahontas 2: Journey to the New World, amongst many more. David freelances at a variety of companies, teaches, consults, mentors and volunteers at high schools and Artist communities.