Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 in.
Available as a limited edition giclee print
Vacher is a multi-talented artist who has provided backgrounds
and visual development for Walt Disney Feature Animation since
A native of France, Vacher worked at Disney's Paris-based animation
studio for three years, where he painted backgrounds for such
animated films as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Runaway
Brain" and served as head of background for the 1995 feature,
"A Goofy Movie".
Relocating to California in 1996, he continued his association
with Disney, where his most recent credits have included painting
backgrounds for "Hercules," "Tarzan" and
the powerful Stravinsky Firebird finale for "Fantasia 2000".
In addition, he has conontributed visual development for the
Studio's ambitious new in-house computer-animated feature, "Dinosaur."
Among his latest assignments, he is working on visual development
and backgrounds for "Treasure Planet."
Oil on canvas
18 inches x 24 inches
is hard for me to discuss my own work; like your own handwriting,
it is something that, at this point, is simply a part of me.
People often ask me: "What inspires you to paint?"
or "What's the meaning of your paintings?"
Well, my work is mostly inspired by music, travel and personal
experiences. Each painting can either put you in another world,
in the middle of a story or simply be the expression in symbols
of my inner feelings.
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches.
terms of technique, I generally work on canvas prepared with
two coats of gesso. I do a pencil sketch on paper, then on the
canvas before painting with oils and alkyds or acrylic.
Even though animation has helped me a lot in practicing my skills,
my actual style is influenced by old schools like the Hudson
River, The Romantics and the European Symbolists for their grandiose,
theatrical scenery; my style has also been shaped by contemporary
artists like Sandorfi, Beksinski, Ugarte and The Visionaries
(Les Visionnaires) in France. All of these I credit for their