Claire Keane



An illustrator and visual development artist who contributed to the Disney films EnchantedTangledWreck-It Ralph and Frozen.

As a conceptual artist during the production of Tangled, Keane’s work spanned the visual development seen throughout the entire film, but her work was arguably most visible as the murals the character Rapunzel paints on the wall of her home. For these, Keane hand painted the mural on a wall in the art department of the Walt Disney Animation Studios.[5] Keane also illustrated the Disney storybook, Rapunzel’s Amazing Hair.

For Enchanted, Keane worked with costume designer Mona May to help realize Giselle’s dresses. In 2013, Keane left Disney to focus on writing and illustrating children’s books.[6] She released her first illustrated children’s book: Once Upon A Cloud, which Kirkus Reviews felt displayed her background in working for Disney.[7] Little Big Girl has a “retro” look to the illustrations.[8]

The Cape Cod Times wrote that Kean’s illustrations are a good match for Diane Adams’ text in Love Is.[9]