Joey Chou at WonderGround Gallery

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Today we visited Joey Chou, who is the March artist-in-residence at the WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney. Chou works full-time for Sony Animation, but has a prolific freelance career with multiple books published. His work has the same whimsical charm as Mary Blair’s art–so similar that one of his books was It’s A Small World for Disney Press. As part of Disney’s promotion for Oz: The Great and Powerful, they had Chou paint a few new images:

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Here are some other works that caught my eye:

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This last one in particular made me think of my Grandpa, who had some American Indian blood, although the origins are still shrouded in mystery. If you read a bit about the genesis of Kagavi on our ABOUT page, this picture is a great representation of Grandpa grizzly bear telling stories to his family underneath the stars. We ended up purchasing this one and having Chou sign it. 

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Check out much more of Chou’s work on his personal website!

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