Jerry Wayne Downs continues the art of the great surrealists. Working as an animator at Disney Animation for ten years on such productions as Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, The Sword in the Stone and The Jungle Book, his artistic interests clearly revolve around the world of make-believe.
Downs then left Disney Animation to pursue a career in fine art in 1967 and devoted himself entirely to a career as a fine art painter in the Surrealist tradition.
Mr. Downs breaks through the veil of conventionality and brings to a contemporary audience a fresh perception of the nature of reality.
With artistic alchemy, Mr. Downs fashions dreamlike worlds populated with fanciful illusion.