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Scott Gustafson - The Pirate and the Mermaid -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          The Pirate and the Mermaid
by Scott Gustafson

$150.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 550
Image Size: 20 1/4"w x 26"h.
Published: June 2004


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“Of all mythical creatures, mermaids are perhaps the most alluring and mysterious,” Scott says. “They embody feminine beauty while remaining elusive and unobtainable. They appeal to both women and men, much like the pirate. The pirate has become a potent symbol in recent mythology (say, the last few hundred years). One need only see the skull and crossbones to unlock a treasure chest of images filled with daring and adventure. This painting is a glimpse into the lives of a couple poised between two worlds, something we less mythological beings are familiar with, too.”


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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