A peaceful, beautiful frozen sky blankets the cold, chilly landscape in this lovely Frozen-inspired landscape by the talented Harrison Ellenshaw.
About the artist:
Harrison Ellenshaw joined Walt Disney Studios as a matte artist, moonlighted to render a number of paintings for Star Wars, and then oversaw the matte department on The Empire Strikes Back at George Lucas' premier effects facility Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Later, upon his return to Disney in 1989 for Dick Tracy,Harrison headed Disney Studios' own highly regarded effects facility: Buena Vista Visual Effects (BVVE). He has been nominated for an Academy Award® along with his father, Peter Ellenshaw, for special visual effects work on The Black Hole.
But American born Harrison Ellenshaw was initially reluctant to follow in the illustrious footsteps of his famous Academy Award® winning (for Mary Poppins) father. In fact, with a degree in psychology from Whittier College and following a stint as an officer in the Navy, Ellenshaw was preparing himself for a career in corporate administration when his father suggested taking a temporary position in the matte department at Walt Disney Studios.
Under the mentorship of another Oscar® winning artist, Alan Maley, Ellenshaw soon began to establish himself as a respected matte artist. He then struck out on his own doing effects work on Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth. That led to a very fortuitous assignment… Star Wars. After contributing to the most famous science fiction movie ever made, Ellenshaw returned to Disney to collaborate with his father on The Black Hole, a film known more for its production design and special effects than for its story.