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Coral Reef Restaurant Menus, Epcot Walt Disney World

I was commissioned by Walt Disney Imagineering to create the cover art for the menus at the Coral Reef Restaurant in Epcot at Walt Disney World Florida.  The dining room features a panoramic view of the aquarium that is also part of The Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction, formally knows as  the Living Seas Pavilion. All seats in the dining room get a spectacular view of the aquarium.   When it first opened in 1986,  it had the largest salt water tank in the world at 5.7 million gallons. 

In order not to have to paint the entire painting multiple times, (It was painted on a full size watercolor sheet, 22″ x 30″)  the spotted eagle ray was painted separately and it was digitally swapped out with the turtle.  For the dessert menu they liked the lower left portion of the full painting and cropped in for the smaller menu.

For the interior of the menu I did a tone on tone painting to serve as the background for the copy.  The graphic designer at Walt Disney Imagineering did the layout  of the other elements on top of my painted background.

The image of the original painting. Watercolor, 22" x 30" on Archival Paper

Please contact me if you would like to work on a special project or a  commissioned art work.  I'm happy to work on residential or commercial projects.

In addition to illustration projects I was the lead Interior Designer with Walt Disney Imagnineering  for restaurants, shops & attractions at Disney Parks in California, Paris, Tokyo and Florida.