The beautiful minds of six extremely successful women artists in the entertainment industry present Lovely: Ladies of Animation. The history of art in animation has had many female heroes; this elite group is continuing the tradition and building upon it. Featuring the first published personal works by Lorelay Bov , Lisa Keene, and Claire Keane along with the works of previously published Mingjue Helen Chen, Brittney Lee and Victoria Ying, LOVELY is an indispensible addition to the library of anyone interested in animation. With a variety of styles, from graphic works to realistic portraits, these images will inspire and delight the viewer with each turn of the page.
About the Author
Claire Keane is an illustrator and visual development artist who worked for many years at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has designed on movies such as Tangled, Enchanted, and Frozen. Claire studied at the Ecole Superieure D'Arts Graphiques in Paris where she met her husband and part-time collaborator, Vincent Rogozyk. Together they live in Venice, California with their children Matisse and Roman. Claire is the daughter of legendary animator Glen Keane, and granddaughter of Bil Keane, creator of the comic strip, The Family Circus. Mingjue Helen Chen graduated from Academy of Art University in 2010, and is currently a Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She has contributed to film projects like Frankenweenie, Paperman, Wreck-it Ralph, and others. Lorelay Bove was born in Spain and raised in the Principality of Andorra between France and Spain. Bove graduated from Cal Arts in 2007, completing an internship at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. After graduation, Lorelay started as a trainee at Walt Disney Animation Studios in the visual development department Her inspirations include her father who is an artist in his own right, as well as her tight knit family, Disney classic films, old Hollywood movies and her native Spain. Bove has also illustrated the Toy Story picture book, The Princess and the Frog Little Golden Book, the Wreck-It Ralph Little golden book and the Monsters University Fearbook. For over 25 years, Lisa Keene's work has appeared on the big screen around the world; contributing as a visual development artist, in art direction, and as background supervisor for such films as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, Tangled, and recently the upcoming film Frozen.Educated at USC and The Art Center College of Design, she is also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.In addition, Lisa has quietly developed a collection of paintings celebrating and capturing the spirit and origin of the dog. Lisa brings an observant eye to the heart, soul, play, heartbreak, joy, pleasure and profundity of man's best friend. Her work is inspired by visionary encounters that drive her mission to represent dogs as they are. Victoria Ying is an artist and designer living in Southern California. She graduated from Art Center college of design with a Major in Illustration and a Minor in Entertainment Design. She has done work for children's books and feature animation. She currently works at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a Visual Development artist where she just completed work on Tangled, Paperman, and Wreck-It Ralph. She is currently busy working on not yet announced projects. Brittney Lee is a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, she has worked on the Disney films Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph as well as the Disney short films Paperman and Get A Horse! She knew that she would pursue a career in animation from the moment she saw The Little Mermaid at age 6.Brittney lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and their small orange cat.