Friday, January 15, 2010
This beautiful submission from Tom Cardone surely sets the bar! An Art Director for feature films, Tom started his animation career at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, CA in 1990. He supervised the Background Painting Department on “Hercules”, and eventually moved on to Co-Art Direct “Emperor’s New Groove”. His Disney film Credits also include classics such as: “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas", “Pocahontas" and “Chicken Little”.
He returned to New York in 2002 to join Blue Sky Studios to make “Robots” and Art Direct “Ice Age The Meltdown” and “Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears A Who”. He currently is in production on “Rio” (Spring 2011).
A passionate plein air painter, he lives on Long Island in Roslyn and Amagansett, and can be spotted painting the east end landscape all year round- rain, snow or shine- with his tuna salad sandwich at the ready when he needs to refuel.
His paintings can be seen at the Arthur T. Kalaher Fine Art Gallery in Southampton, NY or on his blog.