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David Block

David Block was a Producer, Director, and Features Animator at Walt Disney Studios for 33 of his 43 years in the Animation Industry. As his career was drawing to a close, David traded in his pencil for a brush and took his first painting class in 2014.

Since David retired in 2017, he has studied under Kenn Backhaus and Matt Smith, and had his work purchased by collectors as far away as Belgium. The Pacific Ocean is a focus for most of his work. David finds the movement and energy generated by the waves a natural transition from his years of character animation.

He is a member of The Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and American Artists Professional League. His work can be viewed at:

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