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      JAMES CHRISTENSEN
      SCOTT GUSTAFSON
      DEAN MORRISSEY
      GREENWICH WORKSHOP ARTISTS
      DR. SEUSS
      WALT DISNEY FINE ART
      AL HIRSCHFELD
      TOM EVERHART
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      ROB GONSALVES
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      TERRY ISAAC
      CHARLES WYSOCKI
      CARL BRENDERS
      CHARLES SCHULZ
DEAN MORRISSEY

All Aboard The Ship of Dreams

The young and young at heart are enthralled by the imaginative storytelling artwork of Dean Morrissey. His ability to weave the threads of reality, imagination, enchantment, and adventure makes his images an exciting journey for his audience. One thread weaves through Morrissey’s artwork: small, recognizable items fill the canvas, along with images of dents and worn spots suggesting a history that he leaves to the viewer to interpret.
A native of Boston, Morrissey still resides in Massachusetts. After almost a dozen years of illustrating over one hundred book covers as an avocation in the evenings and winning accolades for his work, he decided to become a full-time painter. In 1994, Abrams published Morrissey’s first story that he both wrote and illustrated. “Ship of Dreams” was named one of the ten best illustrated children’s books of the year by “The New York Times Book Review.” (The book has since been translated into German and French.)

Images from “Ship of Dreams” have become the theme of a decade-long Christmas season exhibit in Saks Fifth Avenue store windows across the country, have appeared on the cover of the prestigious FAO Schwarz Christmas catalog, and served as model for Muvico, a 21-screen themed movie theatre in Orlando, Florida. (A scale model of the Sandman’s ship is suspended in the lobby of the Cineplex.) Morrissey’s second authored and illustrated book, “The Great Kettles,” won a prestigious Gold Medal from The Society of Illustrators (a professional organization of his peers) for his artwork.

Dean Morrissey incorporates diverse elements into his rich and colorful oil paintings – light, shadow, color, and human warmth. Whether Morrissey is painting a scene from a place called Great Kettles, or the workshop of toymaker Sam Thacher in Old Bridgeport Village, or a street scene of Charles Dickens’ Nineteenth Century London in his new illustrations for “A Christmas Carol,” the storytelling artist makes his artwork a centerpiece of interest wherever people gather.
 
   
 


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