Banner image Touched by Magic (C) Scott Gustafson
Learn some of the ghastly details of these faiyltales that Mr. Disney never told you about! Was there a real Beauty and The Beast, who's toes were cut off to fit into a shoe, is a tuffet still around today???
Opening on April 27th from 6-9pm
Artist Chris Seaman in attendance: in collaboration with Greenwich Workshop authorized dealer, Peffer Gallery, "Forever Fairytales" will feature limited edition prints from 20th and 21st century fantasy illustrators Scott Gustafson, James Gurney, and the late James Christensen. Also featuring original works from Canton native, Chris Seaman, and Chicago illustrator, Aaron Miller.
All prints have a Certificate of Authenticity from The Greenwich Workshop.
SCOTT GUSTASFON'S art style is inspired by the Golden Age of American Illustration. Due to this, his work has a fairytale-like appearance and many of his illustrations feature fantastical and Biblical characters settings. To learn more about the artist go to his website; http://www.scottgustafson.com
JAMES GURNEY is an artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia, which is presented in the form of a 19th-century explorer’s journal from an island utopia cohabited by humans and dinosaurs. To learn more go to http://jamesgurney.com/site/
JAMES CHRISTENSEN said his inspirations were myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination. He published more than three books, with many of his works appearing in many more. Christensen has published more than three books, with many of his works appearing in many more. His first book, A Journey of the Imagination: The Art of James Christensen,was printed in 1994 to great acclaim. His second, Voyage of the Basset (October 1996), contains a frame story for a great deal of original work. His third book, Rhymes & Reasons, was published in May 1997. Christensen also illustrated A Shakespeare Sketchbook (May 2001) with text by Renwick St. James. While not employed in all his paintings, his trademarks were flying or floating fish, often on a leash. Sadly Mr. Christensen passed away in early 2017. His work will continue to enchant us and be an inspiration of generations of artists and collectors to come. To learn more go to;
CHRIS SEAMAN known throughout the industry for his great sense of humor and whimsy and has been a freelance illustrator in hobby games for almost 20 years. His work can be seen in such properties as Skylanders, Dungeons & Dragons, Kaijudo: Duel Masters, World of Warcraft, Harry Potter, Hearthstone, Pathfinder, Magic: the Gathering and is a contributor to Imagine FX Magazine and 3D Total magazine. In 2016 Chris guest curated the show Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism at the Canton Museum of Art (Canton, OH). In 2015 Chris’ personal work appeared in the group show Wild About Harryhausen at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). In 2014 his noncommissioned work, Beaute’ et la Bête had the honor of being included in the Spectrum Fantastic Art III exhibit at the Society of Illustrators (New York, NY). That same year he was also awarded a certificate of merit from both ARC Salon and the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for his outstanding works. To learn more
AARON MILLER, are you into the card game MAGIC: The Gathering? Then you have seen plenty of Aaron's work. A talented and versatile artist and illustrator his oil and digital work has earned numerous accolades and awards. His art was included multiple times in the fantasy art field’s prestigious publication, Spectrum: The Best in Fantastic Art. Miller was MileHiCon’s 2013 Artist Guest of Honor and Best Color Award Winner. GenCon, the world’s biggest gaming convention, bestowed him with honors two years running: 2013 Best in Show and 2010 Juror’s Choice Award. His work has been exhibited in the Mazza Museum in Findlay, Ohio, as part of its annual Enchanted Brush Exhibit and been featured in J. Anthony Kosar’s Maleficium Dark Art Exhibit in Chicago. Miller was also honored with a solo exhibit of his masterful paintings at the Illinois State Museum. To learn more