Artist Peter Ellenshaw was a special-effects matte painter for the Disney studio, winning an Academy Award for Best Special Effects on the film Mary Poppins. After his career at Disney, he devoted his life to painting landscapes and seascapes. Peter Ellenshaw paintings include both acrylics and oils on canvas, and he produced hand-signed prints, including a suite of 50 giclee on canvas of Winnie the Pooh.
As an artist, Peter Ellenshaw’s style bridged Realism and Impressionism. His landscapes ranged from deserts to mountains to woodland fields. His seascapes draw some of the finest praise, and they alternate between thunderous waves crashing against huge coastal boulders and calm, low tides at dusk and dawn and in the moonlight.