Painted to the backdrop of Disney’s D23 convention in
2013, Hot Shoes captures Carlton’s ever evolving style. “Infuriated Mickey is feeling a little warm under the
collar”, chuckles Carlton, but behind the humour Carlton is delighted to have
achieved this new direction for his work.
Capturing such an iconic figure as Mickey in this
flustered pose was without doubt Carlton’s biggest challenge.
Whilst creating that bluster, Carlton wanted to ensure this edgy and loose style he was creating would come to the fore when the piece was finished.