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Scott Gustafson - TOUCHED BY MAGIC -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          TOUCHED BY MAGIC
by Scott Gustafson

Original Retail Price $185.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 4000
Image Size: 36"w x 14 3/8"h.
Published: May 1995


Limited quantities available





The heart and soul of the Cinderella fairy tale is the moment in time when, with the help of loved ones and friends, you transform yourself from the ordinary into the extraordinary. There is a little pumpkin stem filigree on top of the carriage, which had been a pumpkin and the lead horse is confronting the local cat, since the horse has, until recently, been a mouse. There is a flock of birds leading your eye toward the prince's castle and the geese lead you back to the central image.


Scott Gustafson
Storytelling through pictures has always held a certain fascination for Scott Gustafson; be they the moving images in animated cartoons, or the epic illustrations of N. C. Wyeth. Upon entering the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, Scott was 99% sure that he wanted to become an animator, but it was that 1% that ultimately drew him more and more into the world of stretched canvas and oil paint. "As an animator, "Gustafson says, "your contribution to a given film is, by necessity, limited to whatever character you've been assigned. But as an illustrator, you're responsible for locations, sets, costumes, props, lighting and character designs, not to mention the overall mood and emotion of a given painting. It's about the best job there is." Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers such as Celestial Seasonings, Playboy magazine, Saturday Evening Post, The Bradford Exchange, DreamWorks and The Greenwich Workshop. His illustrated books include The Night Before Christmas, Peter Pan, Nutcracker, as well as two original titles, Animal Orchestra and Alphabet Soup. His newest release, Classic Fairy Tales, was recently awarded a Chesley award for best interior book illustrations from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists and is currently in its third printing.

 

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