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Scott Gustafson - The Country Mouse and the City Mouse -  SMALLWORK CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          The Country Mouse and the City Mouse
by Scott Gustafson

$195.00

SMALLWORK CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 75
Image Size: 10"w x 8"h.
Published: April 2010


Limited quantities available





Once upon a time . . . artist Scott Gustafson turned his paintbrush to this delightful Aesop’s fable on “to each his own.” The city mouse visits the country mouse and finds his raw nuts and feed corn coarse and unappetizing. The country mouse visits the city mouse where the repast is refined and wildly diverse, but eating it is nearly impossible with the all the roaming cats and human activity. Gustafson’s usual good cheer imagines the two happily toasting, vive le difference!


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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