Darren Wilson Debuting Exclusive Disney Cruise Line Artwork Aboard the Disney Fantasy August 24-31, 2013

I am really excited to share this news with all of you – especially those of you who will be sailing on the Disney Fantasy’s Eastern Caribbean cruise next Saturday. Darren Wilson, Senior Designer at Disney Design Group, will be will be onboard the Disney Fantasy debuting new his new series of Disney Cruise Line inspired artwork.

As it would turn out, a few months ago I spotted a Scrooge McDuck release that caught my attention. Naturally, when I heard Darren would be working on a new series for the cruise line I could not wait to see it…  Then, earlier this week Darren started to share some of the artwork on his Twitter feed.

During the course of the seven-night sailing (which includes three fantastic days at sea), Darren will be appearing in the Vista Gallery for signings as well as painting an exclusive piece of art which will be for sale.

Exclusive Darren Wilson Disney Cruise Line Releases

All ten of Darren Wilson’s latest creations will be for sale and on display in the Vista Gallery located on Deck 4 at the top of the grand staircase in the Atrium Lobby. Signed and number giclees, as well as smaller prints starting at $39.99 will be available for some of the pieces. The all new artwork will be exclusive to the Disney Cruise Line ships; the prints will start out on the Disney Fantasy and eventually become available across the fleet.

Captain Mickey Textured | Giclees signed & numbered.

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Textured Captain Mickey

Take It Easy | Giclees signed & numbered.

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Take It Easy

“The Original” Steamboat Willie Giclees signed & numbered.

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Steamboat Willie

Sorcerer Mickey | Original only

The Fab 5 Crew | Giclees signed & numbered and smaller prints starting $39.99

Chip & Dale | Original only

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Chip & Dale

Castaway Characters | Giclees signed & numbered.

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Castaway Cay - Mickey Minnie Goofy Chip Dale

Captain Mickey with Pluto  | Giclees signed & numbered.

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Captain Mickey Pluto

Ariel | Giclees signed & numbered.

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Ariel

Admiral Donald | Original only

Darren Wilson - DCL 2013 - Admiral Donald Duck

There will also be metal Mickey heads cut from the scrap metal from the Disney Fantasy that have hand painted images on all them!  Below are examples of Darren Wilson’s hand painted Mickey heads cut from the steel of the Disney Dream.

Darren Wilson Disney Dream Hand Painted Cut Steel Mickey Heads

Darren’s other artwork can be found at Disney Galleries across the country including Wonderland Gallery in Disneyland and The Art of Disney locations around Walt Disney World. Recently, Darren created a signature release entitled, Sorcerer’s Magic, for Disney’s D23 Expo. The Sorcerer’s Magic artwork has been loaded on the Disney Art on Demand kiosks found at various locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Not sailing or visiting the parks? Well, you are still in luck, as some of Darren’s work can be purchased at DisneyStore.com.

Darren Wilson - D23 Expo 2013 - Sorcerer's Magic

I must say, I am very jealous of anyone sailing on the Fantasy next week, as my wife, daughter, and I spend a considerable amount of time in the Vista Gallery admiring all the wonderful, original artwork on display.  I can only imagine how great it would be to watch one of his designs come to life over the course of a few days.  If you are sailing on this cruise, make sure to check your Personal Navigators for the times Darren will be in the Vista Gallery.  You could say we are wanna be art collectors; we have yet pull the trigger and purchase an original or limited edition giclee; but we do have quite a few prints adorning our walls, including a previous version of Captain Mickey standing on the pier in front of a ship created by Darren.

3 Replies to “Darren Wilson Debuting Exclusive Disney Cruise Line Artwork Aboard the Disney Fantasy August 24-31, 2013”

  1. Rob

    I was on this cruise and had a chance to speak to Darren. What a great down to earth gentlemen. His work is fantastic in person and instantly recognizable.

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      You could try contacting The Art of Disney at Disney Springs at 407-828-3929. They may be able to assist you with ordering a specific item over the phone. If this is no longer the correct number please let me know.


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