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Maureen Shelleau

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Children's Book Illustrator

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Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://www.TheHorseRules.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/maureenshelleau
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A love of animals, nature and art is the inspiration behind the creative spirit of Canadian Equine Artist, Maureen Shelleau.
A native of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Maureen grew up with an admiration and respect for the outdoors, animals and the environment. Her career as a noted Canadian Equine Artist is flourishing along with her whimsical cartoon comic strip entitled 'Off The Dock". A diverse career in the arts reflects in her versatile portfolio which includes traditional painting, sculpture, animation, cartooning and book illustration.
Maureen is currently a Professor of 3D Digital Methodologies in the BA Animation Course at Sheridan Institute in Oakville, Ontario and teaches workshops on Animal Anatomy between freelance and commissioned works of art.

MAUREEN SHELLEAU RESUME 2012

Objective To excell in my creative abilities and continue to offer the highest standards of artistic imagery to the illustration, fine arts, animation and film industries.

WORK EXPERIENCE

OFF THE DOCK ENTERTAINMENT INC
2009 – To Present
Owner, Founder, Art Director Off The Dock Toons (Comic Strips, Apparel, Animation, Children's Books)

NELVANA CREATIVE SERVICES (CORUS ENTERTAINMENT)
2010 - To Present
Creative Director Maya Character Poser/TD

SHERIDAN COLLEGE Oakville
September 2008 – To Present
First Year Life Drawing/Anatomy Instructor
Digital Methodologies 3D (MAYA) 2nd Year Modeling Instructor

MAX THE MUTT ANIMATION SCHOOL
September 2009 to December 2009
3rd Year Animal Anatomy Instructor

NELVANA (CORUS ENTERTAINMENT) Toronto
August 2006 to September 2007
Key Pose Animator, Character Designer ~ "Wayside School" Traditional Drawing and Digital Ink and Paint (Harmony/ToonBoom)

TWO PRESIDENTS PRODUCTIONS Toronto
(Nelvana Satellite Studio)
Contract 3D Maya Lip Sync Animator
January 2006 to August 2006
Productions Include Disney's Handy Manny
Miss Spider (Nelvana), and Backyardigans

TEMPLATE ENTERTAINMENT Toronto
Freelance 3D Designer/Modeller, 2D Flash Designer/Animator for Series Development
Animation Supervisor/Background Painter
May 2005 to Present

MADISON AVENUE ENTERTAINMENT Toronto
Contract Development Animation and Design
2D Flash
April 2005

STORY CITY Toronto
Contract Work July 2004 to February 5 2005
Key Animation Poser - "Harry and His Bucket of Dinosaurs"

BIG FAT TOE Toronto
Contract Work From 2002 to 2004
Animation Supervisor, 3D Modeller, Animator
Applications include Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Painter

NELVANA LTD. Toronto
from 1986 to 2002
Senior Animator, Overseas Animation Supervisor (Korea), Character Design, Storyboard Artist
"Little Bear" Feature Film
Other Feature Film Animation Credits - Pippi Longstocking, Franklin and the Green Knight, Babar,
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (MGM Phoenix Animation)
Credits - Storyboard, Character Design, developmental animation, Posing, Animator
Television Series Animation and/or Design and/or Posing Credits - Care Bears, Ewoks, My Pet Monster, Dog City, Duck Tales, Little Bear, Blazing Dragons, Ned's Newt, Franklin the Turtle, Redwall, Rupert, Hose Hounds, Harry and His Bucket of Dinosaurs

Freelance Animation Work

LOOP MEDIA - 3D Animation Director for "Pokeroo's Number Wonders" (Maya)
PHOENIX ANIMATION - Senior Animator - All Dogs Go To Heaven 2,
Disney's 101 Dalmations CD Rom
PICTOR - Key Poser, Character Designer - Hose Hounds, Elliot Moose, Rescue Heroes

Digital Painting and Special Effects

HYPERION PUBLISHING 2004
Children's Book Digital Paint Illustrator - Maurice Sendak's "Seven Little Monsters" Art Direction by Ray Jafelice
FISHER PRICE/MATTEL SHARED SERVICES 2002-2003
Designer and Illustrator for Power-Touch Children's Interactive Story Book, "Franklin Goes To School"
Photoshop/Flash/Painter 6 Applications
COMMAND POST AND TRANSFER 1993/94
Digital Paint Box (Quantel Harry/Hal) Matte and Background Artist, Effects Animator, Compositor
for Commercial and TV Series, Corporate Videos
Credits - Robo Cop (The Series)
MAGNETIC SOUTH 1994
Digital Paint Box Artist, 2D and 3D Animator, (3D Studio Max)
Effects Animator/Editor for TV Commercials, Series, Corporate Videos

Illustration/Traditional Painting

Animotions Studio and Mascot Murals (My Companies)
Since 1988, offering a variety of artistic and creative services on a freelance basis.
(Painting, Drawing, Animation and Sculpture, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Photoshop, Flash, Maya, and Murals)

Animals in Art
Established Equine and Animal Portrait Artist Providing original art and prints to thousands of clients around the world.
Award Winning Paintings and Prints of Famous Race Horses and Pets
Character Designs
Cartoon Character Logos for Companies, Private Clients
Murals
Realistic or Cartoon Murals - Private and Corporate Clients, Restaurants, Schools
Including Toronto Zoo - Malayan Woods Pavilion - Reticulated Python Exhibit - High-Realism Diaramas depicting Borneo Rainforest (Acrylic)
Desert Lizard Exhibit - High-Realism Diarama depicting Arizona Desert Landscape (Acrylic)
Malayan Woods Pavilion - Entire Pavillion Rainforest Mural - High-Realism (Acrylic - 8'x70')
Sculpture
Clay and Bronze Animal Sculptures also Character Maquettes

Education

SHERIDAN COLLEGE Computer Animation Graduate (1992-1993)
(Soft-Image/Photoshop)
SHERIDAN COLLEGE
Classical Animation Graduate (1984 -1987)
SAULT COLLEGE of Applied Arts Honours Graduate (1979-1982)
Major Studies - Life Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video Production and Film Editing, Painting, Advertising Illustration

www.TheHorseRules.com
www.offthedocktoons.com