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John Harmon’s exposure to the field of commercial art began as a billboard
painter. He spent two years working for Pacific Outdoor Advertising where he worked with many amazing
pictorial artists and gained much knowledge about painting techniques from some extraordinary
painters.He left this field after two years and continued his study of art in Southern California at
California State University, Fullerton.John graduated with a Master’s Degree in Art and subsequently
worked as an entertainment (movie) industry artist specializing in portraiture and concept art.
John worked for many firms including Universal Pictures, Orion Pictures, Polygram Records, Disney Home
Video, Mattel Toys and Channel 7 Los Angeles.
He later worked as a freelance illustrator exclusively for Disney
Los Angeles, Buena Vista, and Disney Publications. As a freelance illustrator for Walt Disney,
John painted backgrounds and characters for many facets of different advertising outlets, for such
movies as "Aladdin," "Roger Rabbit," and "A Goofy Movie," as well as for a multitude of animated
television shows. John also worked in-house for both Warner Bros. and Disney as an animation
John is also an accomplished fine artist, and has much curiosity and
interest in painting techniques and imagery as shown by his multitude of styles,
techniques, and varying types of subject matter. John was raised in Southern California and now resides
in Brisbane, Australia with his wife, Lizzie, and their son, Dayne.