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  • Donald and I are old friends and he's one of the best artists in the Animation industry. His work on Little Mermaid was excellent. Also he's an excellent illustrator and art director.

    Lenord RobinsonStoryboard Artist, Animator, Director
  • Donald Towns is a truly rare artist in today’s world. We worked together at Disney Feature Animation for over ten years as traditional background painters. With his talent, Donald rose from one of the team to Background Stylist and Department Head on the seminal Disney film, The Little Mermaid.

    Brian SebernDigital Artist
  • He is an amazing artist, an incredible painter, and a fair and ethical person of integrity. . . Then there was his artwork that astounds with his skill as a painter using staging and dramatic lighting to perfection and someone who knows how to surprise with his use of color.

    Donna PrinceBackground Painter
  • Donald Towns is one of the top professionals that I have ever had the good fortune to know and work with. . . he always delivers excellent work without fail. Donald is someone that I can count on to deliver top notch artwork and is always very pleasant to work with. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.

    Mike InmanBackground Painter, Warner Bros Animation
  • Donald has extensive knowledge and experience manipulating light and color through the painted medium, having produced decades worth of rendered environments and color concepts for multiple projects within the animation industry. I worked with Donald while at Disney and admire his unrelenting drive for excellence and thoroughness.

    Hendel ButoyAnimation Professor, Southern Adventist University

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  • Donald A. Towns is a fine arts painter, background animation illustrator, and art director known for his work on Disney’s award-winning films, including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and TRON. Donald has been featured in TV movie documentaries The Making of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and The Art of Disney Animation.

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  • Desire to create art for enjoyment

    is a big part of who I am, and has given me a voice in good times and difficult ones. My story is evidence that the odds can be overcome by staying true to your inner calling.

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