Heather Theurer is a self-taught artist who creates beautiful Disney-inspired paintings that look like they are made in a Renaissance style. However, the artist says that her style is more akin to the pre-Raphaelites of the late 19th century.
According to her personal website, the themes that Theurer uses in her work include religious symbolism, fantasy realism, equine and wildlife, and bold reworking of Disney characters. Her work often consists of many layers of paint and glazes, even up to 20. This way she gets the depth and detail she wants.
Her goal is not to re-create what has already been done by other artists or by Disney itself, but to transcend the ordinary and go beyond and down the rabbit hole, in search of new meaning.
Take a look.