The “painterly border”

For many years I’ve experimented with adding a painterly border as a frame extending the image, much like our eye focuses on a scene with a peripheral vision that blurs. Recently the border has been introduced with my Disney art at Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts, debuting in January 2021. Now available at www.BegleyArt.com, … [Read more…]

“Dawning”

“Dawning”, one of my original oil paintings, captures that distinct time of day when the light breaks through the darkness, signs of life glisten and shine in the magical colors of the rising sun, waves like piano keys usher in the musical sounds of movement, while birds gather to welcome the newness and hope that … [Read more…]

Disney’s Festival of the Arts 2021

This year’s Festival of the Arts in Epcot announces three new originals of the Cinderella Castle, “Wondrous” (left), “Merriment” (middle), and “Lovely” (right).  As this year will also mark 50 years since the opening of Disney World and as a Consignment Artist for Disney Theme Parks, I have chosen to celebrate this momentous occasion by … [Read more…]

“Invitation” to The Magic Kingdom

  “Invitation” The entrance to The Magic Kingdom – an ‘invitation’ to experience the glory, the magic, the joy, the majesty and splendor, the imagination and creation. How can we enter The Magic Kingdom without wondering who is the king? And Walt Disney would surely be the first to point us above. We need to look … [Read more…]

“Liberty”

“Liberty” I love the juxtapositions that punctuate this original painting. The Liberty Belle riverboat, flanked by our flag of freedom, is positioned in contrast to The Haunted Mansion on the left, and Rapunzel’s Tower on the right. The Haunted Mansion is thrills and chills of the ghostly that comically bring our thoughts to “the other … [Read more…]

“Encourage” – Dumbo Original painting

“Encourage” – Encourage is a wonderful action. When we encourage others, we are giving of ourselves with their best interests in mind. We are demonstrating the courage to inspire them in turn to do something with courage. We are stimulating development and helping to strengthen through enrichment. To encourage someone often comes from an ‘inspired’ … [Read more…]

“Hopeful” – Disney’s Tomorrowland

My collection of Disney pins may be small, but owning a Tomorrowland pin with the big “T” is my coolest. I’ve always loved science fiction and feel an instant connection to the 2015 movie “Tomorrowland” with the characters portrayed by George Clooney, Britt Robertson and other wonderful actors when I touch my “T” pin. The … [Read more…]