Living in a Visell World

A whimsical, playful, and dreamy world where smiling elephants take on childhood nightmares, and admiring Visell fans take on child-like smiles. Amanda brings humor and intrigue to the art world, reminding us that mid-century illustration and animation is alive today, even if we have to face drunken robots.


This blog is dedicated to an ever-growing archive of Visell’s paintings and sculptures, along with links to posted articles, past exhibits and upcoming events. Enjoy!




About Amanda

Amanda Visell (born in Puyallup, WA) was attracted early on to the magic of vintage animation after a trip to Disneyland when she was just five years old. One of the early sources of inspiration and a driving force of her style today comes from classic Disney animation artist Mary Blair. (Blair, known for her whimsical and imaginary style, painted story boards for Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and other Disney classics.)

While Amanda initially had wanted to pursue her passion in animation, success has found her in what she enjoys most, creating art. And not just any art: With her particular taste and avoiding the boredom of creating the “same old thing”, Amanda cleverly, yet simply creates art that can best be described as “cartoony”, ironic and fun.

Her first show was at Billy Shire’s Kitchen Sync exhibit in 2005, and since then has enjoyed having her artwork displayed in galleries and museums nationwide. Most recently Visell was commissioned by Disneyland to create nine original paintings for the Enchanted Tiki Room’s 45th Anniversary, all of which sold within hours of their release.

Amanda resides in Pasadena, CA and continues to create original artwork along with toys, books, apparel, limited edition prints and sculptures, all while perfecting her design for the ultimate home robot.


ARCHIVE OF WORK

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Enchanted Tiki Room
Size: 11.5 x 15"

The Glee Club
Size: 11 x 15"

Enchanted Tiki Room Poster
Size: 8 x 12"

Enchanted Tiki Room Birds
Size: 11 x 14"

Drummers
Size: 6 x 11 3/8"

Hina
Size: 6 x 8"

Tangaroa Tree
Size: 8.5 x 10"

Pele
Size: 6.5 x 8"

Tangaroa Ru
Size: 9x13" (Framed)

Friday, July 18, 2008


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Robber
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Nostradomus
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Jumper
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High Noon
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Thursday, July 17, 2008


Table Dance
Size: 7x14"

Right Side Up
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Pegasus Poop Men
Size: 3x4"

One Man Band
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Light Box
Size: 14x32"

Fair Trade
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Embrace the Planet of the Apes
Size: 16x20"

Elephant Shrink
Size: 4x16"

Dynamite Dorkus
Size: 6x11"

Drunky McSkunky
Size: 4x7"

Drunky McSkunky
Size: 4x5"

Don't Eat Your Teeth
Size: 4x9"

Country Showbiz
Size: 16x20"

Cat Zombies
Size: 11x19"

Bueno vs. Malo
Size: 8x10"

Bird Eating Robot
Size: 4x5"

A Lion Pit
Size: 4x5"

Monday, July 7, 2008


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Sunday, June 29, 2008


Hat Thief (Disney Commission)
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Sleepy Pigs (Disney Commission)
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Pirate Quintet (Disney Commission)
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