After 30+ years with a brick and mortar gallery, ArtInsights is now a virtual and in-person hybrid gallery!
Our philosophy at ArtInsights is simple:
We represent the unsung heroes of the media industry: film and production artists who are the true creative forces behind the movies and shows we love. Every work of art we carry is done by the people who work on the productions represented, such as concept artists, campaign artists, and production designers. We promote and celebrate the artists behind the films with honesty and integrity. Join us in celebrating these talented and wonderful artists.
The gallery is owned and run by Michael Barry and Leslie Combemale.
Michael is an honors graduate of The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and is a musician/composer. He has been a master framer for more than 30 years and has represented animation art since 1979.
Leslie began representing animation art in 1988 by working in the first few animation museums in the world. She founded ArtInsights with Michael in 1994. Leslie has become a trusted representative for the industry's finest artists creating the art of film, and she continues to forge new relationships with Hollywood's unsung artistic heroes. She has a background in art history and studying jazz vocals with famous musician Ellis Marsalis. She also writes under the moniker "Cinema Siren" at www.cinemasiren.com, where she does film reviews and conducts interviews with film professionals. Leslie also writes for Women Rocking Hollywood at www.womenrockinghollywood.com, a platform that highlights the achievements of women in the film industry.
We are currently shipping internationally on a case by case basis. If you are outside the US, contact the gallery directly about purchases and to discuss shipping options, as we've had a lot of problems with international deliveries since the beginning of Covid. We want to make it so collectors around the world can access this wonderful art, so hope to have consistent shipping worldwide when and where possible.
Purchases can be returned for store credit only within 30 days of purchase.
All layaway down-payments are non-refundable. International orders, special orders, and commissions are considered final sales and are non-refundable.
This is an amazing art gallery! Incredible pieces from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and others! A truly amazing showcase of talented artists. The proprietor is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful! There is art for all price ranges available as well so if you are just casually looking for doing serious collecting you can find something that fits your budget and taste.
I also have to say that the framing here is absolutely exquisite! They have a master framed who can frame your purchase and help you choose the perfect frame. We have bought many pieces here and have always been thrilled!
Susan Slopek Ferrera
This is an incredible art gallery that showcases film and contemporary art by working directly with artists and studios to sell truly special pieces. You can stop by their store to browse their Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars art, among many others, but their website also lists additional prints and originals that simply don't fit in the space at their store. Leslie really knows her animation history and truly cares about the art and artists she represents. You can get the story behind the art and learn more about the industry here.
ArtInsights is also the exclusive representative of the estate of John Alvin, an artist who worked on many iconic movie posters.
Prices vary, depending on the rarity, subject matter, and artist. All the art available is collector-quality and the framing offered onsite can help you fit it to your house and tastes. It's definitely worth at stop or browse on the website if this type of art appeals to you. I enjoy visiting when I'm in the area to see what's new on the walls.
Absolutely my favorite store in Reston. Michael and Leslie are amazing to work with to help you get the art you will be proud to have in your home. I highly recommend asking the stories behind the pictures up and really talk with them. I ended up with amazing art they had hidden and also ordered through their connections. I also loved working with them on the matting and framing options. They have great eyes for color and options best per each peice. I miss this store!
Joseph W. Simmons
I’ve done business with Leslie and Michael for years. They have some of the best framing services in the entire DC area and have done no less than 15 pieces for me over the years. Add to this the fact that their knowledge about Disney and animation art is unparalleled. I’d give them six stars if I could.
Truly a one-of-a-kind store! Leslie is super knowledgeable and educates you about the art she sells. My family ended up purchasing a painting by Star Wars production artist William Silvers; so we know we have a unique piece that came directly from the series we love so much. If you love movies, comics, or television and want something special, check this place out.