Biography

I worked as a Directing Animator and Character Animator at Walt Disney Featyre Animation for 20 years.  I am now 13 years into my stone sculpture career.  I apply nearly all the skills I learned as an animator to my stone sculpture.

Here is a link to my artistic biography if you would like to learn more of my story:

https://ellenwoodbury.com/about-ellen/biography/

 

FULL RESUME:

Ellen Woodbury Stone Sculptor 
826 S. Buckeye Drive Phone (970)669-0627 Loveland, CO 80537 E-mail: Ellen@ellenwoodbury.com 

 

JURIED SHOWS 

Artists For Conservation 2018 Exhibition, Online Show,

Sculpture in the Park 2018, Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland, CO.  August 11 through August 12, 2018.

Governor's Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO.  May 1 through June 17, 2018.

Society of Animal Artists 58th Annual Exhibition , James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, Florida.  July 28 through October 23, 2018.

 

American Women Artists 2018 Spring Online Juried Show.  April 4, 2018 through April 1, 2019.
Sculpture in the Park. Benson Sculpture Park, Loveland, CO, 2007-2017. 

Art on a Whim Gallery Show, 227 Bridge Street, Vail, CO. Two-person
show, 2015. 

Antlers: From Fairytales to the Spirit World, True North Gallery,
South Hamilton, MA, 2014.

Artists For Conservation 2014 Exhibit, On-line show,
www.natureartists.com, 2015.

Art on a Whim Gallery Show, 227 Bridge Street, Vail, CO.
Two-person show, 2014.

Loveland Art Studio Preview Exhibition, Loveland Museum
Gallery, Loveland, CO, 2013.

Art and the Animal, 53rd Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists. 
Booth Museum of Western Art, Carter, GA, 2014.

Art and the Animal, 53rd Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, 2014.

Art and the Animal, 53rd Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists.
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ, 2013.

Art and the Animal, 53rd Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists.
The Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT, 2013.

The Wildlife Experience in Art, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO, 2013.

Loveland Art Studio Preview Exhibition, Loveland Museum Gallery,
Loveland, CO, 2013.

Art and the Animal, 52nd Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists.
Hiram Blauveldt Art Museum,, Oradell, NJ, 2012.

Juror One of five artists on jury to select sculpture for Sculpture in the
Park 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018.

24th International Exhibition on Animals in Art. LSU 
School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA, 2011.

National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition. 
Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island, SC, 2010.

The Art of Conservation 2010. Artists For Conservation 
on-line show, www.natureartists.com. 2010.

Ex Arte Equinus III. Art Horse Magazine on-line show.
“A Kiss to the Wind”, 2010 throughout the year.

Colorado Art Open 2009. Foothills Art Center, Golden, 
CO, 2009.

18th National Art Exhibition and Sale. Lincoln Center, 
Fort Collins, CO, 2009.

Sculpture in the Park. Benson Park Sculpture Garden, 
Loveland, CO, 2007 through 2017.

Featured Artist Artist of the Month, Sarasvati Fine Arts Gallery, Loveland, CO, 2008.

Two-person Show “Two Women Who Rock”, Colorado Coalition 
of Artists. Fort Collins, CO, 2007.

 

SOLO SHOW

“From Magic Dust to Marble Dust: Hollywood Animator Ellen 
Woodbury’s Creative Journey.”  Loveland Museum Gallery, Loveland, CO, 2010.

 

ART GALLERIES
Raitman Art Galleries, Vail and Breckenridge, CO. 
 

ART AWARDS

Third Place, American Women Artists 2018 Online Juried Show. 

Purchase Award, Art on Parade, May, 2017.  "See Through Other Eyes:  Spotted Owl" permanently installed in city of Northglenn, CO, public sculpture collection.

Peoples' Choice Award, Art on Parade, for "See Through Other Eyes:  Spotted Owl."  Awarded by popular vote by the citizens of Northglenn, CO.

Peoples’ Choice Award May, 2011, for “See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl. 
The Art Advocacy Project. Awarded by popular vote by the citizens of 
Loveland, CO. 

Industry Awards Sculptural Pursuit Magazine’s Sculpture-Only Competitions: 
March, 2008, “Whisper on the Wind” stone sculpture.
February, 2007, “Spiral Bunny” stone sculpture. 
 

PUBLIC SCULPTURE
"See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl." Installed Lone Tree, CO, June 2013
through May, 2014. Douglas County Art Encounters.

"See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl." Installed Highlands Ranch, CO, June 2012
through June, 2013. Douglas County Art Encounters.

“See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl.” Installed Evergreen, CO, June 2011 
through June, 2012. Art in the Mountain Community.

“See Through Other Eyes: Spotted Owl.” Installed downtown Loveland, CO, 
May 2010 through May 2011. The Art Advocacy Project, Art in Public Places.
 

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
"Take Flight." Sivec Marble, Blue Onyx, Italian Ice Alabaster, 2014.

"Eddy." Translucent Orange Alabaster and Mongolian Imperial Black Marble, 2013.

"Male Quail." Dolomitic Limestone and Mongolian Imperial Black Marble, 2012.

“Master of Disguise.” Rosso Verona Marble, 2011.

“All Tucked In.” Silverdale Limestone, 2009.

“Nature’s Paradox.” Mongolian Imperial Black Marble, 2009.

“Magic Lesson.” Red travertine and White Alabaster, 2008.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 
The Society of Animal Artists, Signature Member.
Artists For Conservation, Signature Member.
National Sculpture Society, Associate Member. 
American Women Artists, Associate with Distinction Member. 

 

LECTURES
"A Sculpture Timeline", Loveland Museum Gallery, 2014.

"A Sculpture Timeline", Sculpture in the Park Business Seminars, 2014.

"The Making of White Lightning", The Wildlife Experience in Art Show and Sale, 2013.

“From Magic Dust to Marble Dust”, Loveland Museum Gallery, 2010.

“Issues Facing One-of-a-Kind Artists”, Sculpture in the Park Business Seminars, 2010. 

“From Magic Dust to Marble Dust”, Northern Colorado Pan-Hellenic Society, 2011.

Character Animation Studio. College class, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, 2010 to March, 2014.

 

WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION--character animation
2003-2005 “Chicken Little.” Computer animation on Fish-Out-of-Water.
2001-2003 Computer animation training program studying Maya. 

Supervising Animator 
1999-2001 “Treasure Planet.” Designed, developed, animated crew of 
alien pirates. Supervised crew of 3 animators.
1995-1997 “Hercules.” Designed, created personality, animated flying 
horse Pegasus. Supervised crew of 7 animators.
1992-1994 “The Lion King.” Designed and animated the bird Zazu. 
Supervised crew of 3 animators.

Animator
1998-1999 “Rhapsody in Blue” segment of “Fantasia 2000,” “Tarzan.”
1994-1995 “Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
1988-1992 “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Rescuers Down 
Under,” “The Little Mermaid.”
1986-1988 “Oliver and Company.” Apprentice animator.
1985-1986 “The Great Mouse Detective.” Assistant animator. 

EDUCATION
Marble/marble Stone Sculpture Symposium. Marble, CO. July, 2009, 
July, 2008, July 2007, July 2006. 
California Institute of the Arts. MFA, Experimental Animation. 1984.
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts. BFA, 
Film/Art. Graduated magna cum laude, 1982.

Support for Conservation: 

Ellen Woodbury is currently carving a series of stone sculptures on endangered species. It is her hope that these sculptures will contribute to people's awareness that we are losing creatures with whom we share this world through environmental degradation, over-hunting and over-fishing, and climate change.

She donated 10% of the purchase price of "Save the Tiger" to Panthera, an organization working with other tiger organizations to create a tiger corridor through parts of Asia. She donated 10% of the purchase price of "The Last Dinosaur" to help protect leatherback sea turtle nesting beaches and nests in Nicaragua. She also donated 10% of the purchase price of "Desert Queen" to Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee to help protect and expand desert tortoise habitat in California's Mohave Desert.  I am proud to continue to donate money from the sale of my sculpture to help endangered species.