About the Artist
John Coulter was born in Tucson, Arizona. He spent two years studying illustration on an art scholarship at the University of Arizona. He continued his studies at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Along with visual arts, John pursued other areas of interest including performing arts, which led him to “the happiest place on earth.” John played Prince Charming in the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, among many other parades and shows throughout the park. One of the highlights
was playing Tarzan in the opening cast of Tarzan Rocks, an aerial stunt musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. His princely charm also took him to Tokyo Disneyland, where he performed many other roles.
John has now come full circle from playing beloved characters to painting them! He is one of the select few official fine artists for the Disney Parks. His whimsical paintings can be found in various shops and galleries throughout Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
John has also had a modeling career that has lasted more than 25 years. Modeling gave him the opportunity to live and travel all over the world. His love of Broadway made New York one of his favorite places to live. The theater is where John found his love of costuming. He now designs costumes for events and shows all over the country. Among his most exciting work, is costuming the New Year's Eve show on the castle stage at Disneyland.
John’s fine arts background has also manifested into a successful hair and makeup career.
However, John is most recognizable in his underwear, gracing ads, catalogs and packaging for all of your favorite brands. He can still be seen in numerous television commercials and print ads, but his passion is design.