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Donald Towns

Donald A. Towns is a fine artist, a background animation illustrator, and an art director with a thirty five year history of feature film experience. Some of his work includes Disney’s award-winning films “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin, “The Little Mermaid”, and the original “TRON”’, etc. Donald has been featured in TV movie documentaries The Making of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Art of Disney Animation’.

His working relationships as listed in “IMDb” includes various studios as Rich-Crest Animation, Warner Brothers Studios, and concept artist at Thomas Kinkade Company. He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. with Architectural Illustration as his major and a minor in Watercolor & Oil Painting. He was part of the Critics Choice exhibition of Chicago & Vicinity Artist chosen as being most representative and promising in the creation of contemporary and future art, present by Gallery 1134.

His work has been featured in Walt Disney World showcases at the China Pavilion in Epcot and Tokyo Disneyland. The Municipal Art Gallery in Hollywood, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Antelope Valley Arts Association, Gallery ‘N’ Gifts in Tehachapi, and is an artist member of the California Art Club.
Transitioning from animation to fine art he continues to use his digital skills for online media to leave
a legacy for future artist via YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can view his work online at

The artist imagination is captivated by a lot of things, but Donald finds inspiration in music, and through his faith in God and the peace it mirrors in the natural world. He is fascinated by the way light interacts in nature and how it brings out color. Having time to paint en plein air and in the studio has been a great source of pleasure for him as well as being active in his local community as a co-chair of the Tehachapi Arts Commission and member of the Tehachapi Hospital Arts Committee.

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