Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New from Dean Morrissey

Light up your imagination!



            THE GIANT’S LANTERN
© Dean Morrissey

30" x 24" MORGI4 $495

15" x 12" MORGI2 $245

Giclées on canvas,
hand-signed by the artist

Meet
DEAN MORRISSEY
in person
at Gallery One December 1st & 2nd!



According to artist and author Dean Morrissey, The Great Kettles is an enchanted Chain of Islands across the Sea of Time. It is home to a number of magical figures: The Man in the Moon, The Mystic Mariner, Father Time, The Sandman, The Cloud Keeper, Trundles, giants, trolls and many more. Even the most familiar-looking objects are never what they seem in the land of the Great Kettles. Take for example, this combination lighthouse and windmill, with a handle on top.

The top is actually a portable lantern belonging to a giant named Mogg:

“Mogg set his lantern on this lighthouse every night to guide the fishing boats in. It is said that one time he waded out into the ocean to save a sinking galleon. He picked up the boat, put it on his shoulder and waded back to safe water before setting it down. The crew went wild!”

        (From the 2001 book The Moon Robber by Dean Morrissey)





Did you know that the very first Checker Cab was from The Great Kettles?





CHECKER CAB
© Dean Morrissey

12" x 9" MORCHA $175

Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist










Ever wonder why that leaky faucet stopped dripping? Obviously, the Trundles took care of it while you were sleeping. (You’re welcome!)



BILLY BLUE SKY & HIS MAGICAL
BOW TIE
© Dean Morrissey

10" x 8" MORBI5 $145

Giclée on canvas, hand-signed
by the artist





Very few people have actually seen a Trundle although many people have them as boarders. Artist Dean Morrissey knows many of them and has even painted their portraits. Several of these are available at Gallery One such as the one shown above of Billy Blue Sky.

Trundles are magical little creatures. Preferring to stay out of sight, they sleep up in the eaves or in cabinet drawers. They are virtually invisible in a cluttered room. A fully-grown Trundle can stand up under a bed without hitting his head. Their purpose is a good one. They quietly go about helping their host in many ways. They sweep up in the middle of the night, and repair broken windows and leaky pipes.

As you can see, there is often a logical explanation for many unusual circumstances, all of which make perfect sense in the land of The Great Kettles and in the mind of Dean Morrissey.

Make plans to see Dean at Gallery One, Friday December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd!  And see more of his fascinating artwork at http://www.galleryone.com/artframing/morrissey.html

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Time for a Change of Art.

Change is a good thing.

Fall is here, and family gatherings and celebrations with friends are moving indoors. Time to spruce up your surroundings with art that celebrates this golden season. Gallery One has a fabulous fall collection from which to choose, with affordable custom framing and FREE layaways. Leaf through this select sampling and see more at www.galleryone.com  


AUTUMN DREAM by Yiqian Shu  30” x 40”  Original acrylic painting on canvas  SHUAU2  $9600

(Love it here? Wait until you experience the original at Gallery One. It will take your breath away.)




MOUNTAIN MAJESTY by Thomas Kinkade  25.5” x 34”  Framed Limited Edition Canvas Print  KINMOA2  $2000

A cozy cabin in the mountains awaits your arrival. Framed in Old Walnut, this glorious retreat can be yours to enjoy for all the seasons to come.



ACROSS THE SKY – SNOW GEESE by Robert Bateman  19.5” x 26”  Framed  950 s/n  BATAC1F   $1035

It is the essence of autumn itself: skeins of snow geese wind through the mist of endless slate-colored skies. Robert Bateman captures the majesty of this stirring spectacle as only he can.


AUTUMN FRIENDS by John Weiss  12” x 13” 550 s/n  WEIAU2   $125

Your home is your castle. Furnish yours like Buckingham with the art of John Weiss. His paintings of dogs and horses have an avid and loyal following of collectors worldwide including Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.




AMERICANA CALENDAR 1989  by Charles Wysocki  13” x 14.5”  Original acrylic painting on canvas  WYS1989  $7500

For countless collectors, Charles Wysocki calendars were a tradition. The calendar covers were especially prized. No one could portray Americana still-life more brilliantly. Since his death in 2002, Wysocki originals are hard to come by (unless you come by Gallery One).




AN ISLAND IN TIME by Anthony Cook  38” x 58”  Original Giclée Canvas Photograph   COOIS4   $1150 (Other sizes available)

Own a slice of paradise. The sensitivity and insight with which author, artist and naturalist Anthony Eaten Cook portrays the Cook Forest are testimony to a lifetime of involvement with this magnificent landscape. His grandfather Anthony Wayne Cook, the visionary lumber baron, deeded 7,200 acres to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its protection in perpetuity. Two generations later, Anthony Eaten Cook is an ardent advocate for the preservation of old-growth forests, sharing his vision of their splendor. 








Looking for the perfect pop of fall color for a small space? Carl Brenders has it covered down to the last tiny detail. Not even a whisker escapes his attention.  




GOLDEN SEASON – GRAY SQUIRREL 
by Carl Brenders  
18” x 12”  Giclée on canvas,
 hand-signed by the artist 
$275











THE TENDER CARES OF AUTUMN by William S. Phillips  24” x 36”  
Original Oil Painting on Canvas  Framed as Shown   PHITE3   $30,000

Lights twinkle in the distance, as twilight marks the end of an idyllic autumn day in picturesque Phillips Bay.

Stop in to see more amazing art at Gallery One and www.galleryone.com and have a fabulous fall!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Celebrate the Season with the
  Inspired Art of Dean Morrissey! 

Artist Dean Morrissey’s annual Santa tribute is an eagerly awaited holiday tradition for his ever-growing legion of collectors.



Santa: Packed and Ready
by Dean Morrissey

23" x 31"
45 s/n
Limited Edition Giclée on Canvas
MORSAC   $695

15" x 20"
Open Edition
Giclée on Canvas
MORSAD   $95



As his devoted elves see to the last-minute details, Santa pauses for a moment before embarking on  his yearly journey during which he visits every child in the world, all in one magical night. Nothing is left to chance; lists are checked, last-minute presents are loaded aboard the sleigh, and navigational devices are tested. In the tradition of the Old Masters, Morrissey’s Santa is richly detailed. A light emanates from the venerable St. Nick, contrasted with the stillness of his surroundings as he pauses, perhaps to make his own wish for the Season.
 “Santa Claus is an adventurer, an explorer who travels the whole world. He has discovered the joy of giving to others and has devoted himself to the job he does so well.”  
– Dean Morrissey

 

The Christmas Ship 
by Dean Morrissey                 


Giclées on Canvas,
hand-signed by 
the artist

28" x 38"   MORCHW   $625
                               
14” x 19”  MORCHV   $275




The resplendent art of Dean Morrissey, world renowned artist and best-selling children’s author, has dazzled art lovers for decades. A master story-teller, Morrissey paints ordinary objects in extraordinary settings, appealing to the child in everyone. He believes that the inclusion of familiar objects within a fantasy painting helps to make the magic more believable. With dramatic lighting and colors so rich and radiant, his canvases seem to glow from within, drawing the viewer into their enchantment.

When he turned his considerable talents to portraying Santa Claus, Morrissey brought to his paintings the particular brand of magic for which he is best known. Over the years, his Santa portraits have become widely sought-after by collectors.






Kris Kringle

by Dean Morrissey

Giclée on Canvas, 

hand-signed by the artist

7" x 6.25"
  $150










Santa Checking the Stars  
by Dean Morrissey

Giclées on Canvas,
hand-signed by the artist


24" x 20"    MORSAA   $395

16" x 12"    MORSAB   $245










Since 1992, Gallery One has been the main source for Morrissey’s original paintings and limited edition prints, including his renderings of Santa. “Morrissey’s Santa Claus portraits are timeless tributes to a beloved figure,” said Alan Brown, Gallery One president. “We hosted Dean’s first Gallery One exhibit in 1993. Art lovers came with their small children, and Dean took the time to talk to each child as he personalized their books and artwork. Over the years, they have continued to return, many now with children of their own, to greet Dean Morrissey each time he appears at Gallery One.”



Just Before Midnight byDean Morrissey

Giclées on Canvas,
hand-signed by the artist

24" x 24"
MORJU4
$395

18" x 18"
MORJU3
$295

12" x 12"
MORJU2
  $195







While still in elementary school, Morrissey’s limitless imagination led him to create his own tales. Inspired by comic book heroes and Disney matte paintings, he created and illustrated a cast of characters whose adventures took place around the walk-ups of his native Boston. After high school, he skipped college and worked a variety of jobs by day, including construction work, before becoming a lineman for the electric company. Inspired by the works of the masters – Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pyle and N.C. Wyeth – his nights were spent painting. A self-taught artist, Morrissey worked as a freelance book cover illustrator for a number of New York publishers for more than a dozen years. The demands and challenges of this period were his “art school,” and he won numerous awards and recognition for his art. He became a full-time artist in the late 70s, and in 1991, began a series of paintings for a collection of his own tales, set in the imaginary land of the Great Kettles.


Gallery One brought his incredible artwork to the attention of legendary art publisher Mill Pond Press who began to publish Morrissey’s sought-after limited edition prints and collaborated with Harry N. Abrams to publish his first book, Ship of Dreams. And, as they say, the rest is history. The book skyrocketed to fame. It was translated into several languages and sold more than 300,000 copies, becoming one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.  The amazing success of the book and its author were covered by major networks and national publications. The New York Times Book Review named Ship of Dreams one of the ten best illustrated children’s books of 1994. A series of books, all written and illustrated by Morrissey followed, as did more honors, awards and critical acclaim. Ship of Dreams was re-released in 2016, to the delight of book lovers everywhere, as well as Morrissey’s devoted fans and collectors.



Ship of Dreams byDean Morrissey

Gallery One Collector’s Set

Hardcover book
with framed 6.25” x 7”
giclée canvas

MORBON   $150






And so it is no wonder that Dean Morrissey’s lavishly rendered portraits of Santa Claus have become a highly anticipated holiday tradition for thousands. Just like the Christmas tree, Morrissey’s Santa portraits add a festive touch to brighten the season, lifting the spirits of all who see them.


Monday, October 9, 2017

East meets West …

Enter the Enchanting World
of Yiqian Shu at Gallery One

Take a break from the rush and commotion of the daily grind. You are invited to treat your spirit to peaceful moments of quiet wonder and reverie with the masterpieces of Yiqian Shu, now on exhibit at Gallery One.

With delicate mists and softly diffused light, the mesmerizing art of Yiqian Shu (pronounced Ee-chen Shoe) conveys a tranquil, almost dreamlike quality that beckons you.

23" x 38" - SHUMO2 - $595
Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist

Shu masterfully creates his originals with acrylics on canvas and rice paper. His artwork has been exhibited in Bulgaria, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S. It is included in the collections of prestigious museums, multinational corporations and private individuals and has appeared in numerous publications.

"We are honored to be the only gallery in this part of the country to offer the stunning work of this celebrated international artist," said Gallery One president Alan Brown.  In addition to a collection of original paintings on exhibit, Gallery One has published six exquisite Gallery Giclées™ canvases, each hand-signed by the artist.

During a professional career that has spanned more than 50 years, Shu has garnered many prestigious honors and distinctions including:
  •          Signature Member of the U.S. National Acrylic Painters Association (NAPA) and NAPA of UK.
  •         The Outstanding Chinese Achievement Award for his art for the First Global Chinese Business Summit in Las Vegas, NV (2010)
  •          Recipient of the “Rising Star of the Galaxy” award in the 19th “Best of America” National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society annual membership art exhibition (2009)
  •          A listing in London’s Tate Modern Museum Archives (2004)
  •          The Solo Honor Exhibition, launched by The Oregon Art Committee in recognition of Shu’s achievements and contributions to art (2002)
  •          Limited editions of Shu’s paintings were first published by Mill Pond Press and distributed throughout Canada, France, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, Great Britain and the U.S. (2002)
  •          Officially recognized as an Oregon Treasure, invited to exhibit in the Governor's Mansion (2001)
  •          Winner of the Silver Award of The World Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Competition in Beijing, China (1998)
  •          Winner of the 13th New American Painting Art Award (1997)
  •          Listed in The Album of Contemporary Chinese Artists (1992) and Who's Who of Contemporary Chinese Artists (1990)

27" x 28" - SHUAU3 - $645
Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist



…Making color and line
come together in peaceful poetry…
I want to create water, mountains
and forests that sing and dance
with brilliant color.

       Yiqian Shu

30" x 30" - SHUWA2 - $595
Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist

24" x 30" - SHUIN1 - $495
Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist

30" x 40" - SHUAU4 - $645
Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist

18" x 24" - SHUSC1 - $345
Giclée on canvas, hand-signed by the artist

By presenting the beauty and serenity he finds in nature, Yiqian Shu reveals its spirituality.

He writes, “As I wander through this fascinating world, woven with the rhythm of color, I wish to explore the heavenly beauty of nature that I treasure within my heart,” he writes, “Driven by the light of the sun, I use my emotions, wisdom and skills to make color and line come together in peaceful poetry. I want to create water, mountains and forests that sing and dance with brilliant color. The blazing sun’s power gives me everlasting inspiration, and I hope to express all that is within my heart.”

In a world where peace is increasingly hard to come by, the moving art of Yiqian Shu provides an oasis of tranquility. Experience it for yourself at Gallery One.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.”                                                                                                            
– Groucho Marx



Close Encounters


PJs and pith helmets are optional for these “Close Encounters.” And the shots, taken by photographer Alan Brown, are spectacular.

“Close Encounters,” an exclusive new Gallery Giclées™ series hand-signed by award-winning photographer Alan Brown, brings the thrill of the safari right to the comfort of your home. By focusing solely on the subject and eliminating the background, the individual patterns and intricacies of African wildlife are highlighted.

Consider, for instance, a zebra’s stripes: On the move, a herd of zebras creates a dizzying target for a lion, making it more difficult to isolate an individual. While their stripes protect zebras from predators, they also provide a means of identification for family members. Much like fingerprints, zebras have unique stripe patterns, enabling a mare and her foal to keep track of each other in the herd. These same patterns also allow them to distinguish their herd from that of another.





“Close Encounters”
ZEBRA MOTHER AND CHILD 
© Alan Brown
40” x 40”
Hand-signed giclée on canvas


 
                  
















Alan Brown's fascination with subtle nuances such as zebra stripe patterns first began when he developed a passion for photography in high school. Over the years he perfected his technique, and in 1990, he journeyed to Kenya and Tanzania where he applied it to great effect.

It often took hours to capture just the right images...waiting for the sun to cast the perfect rays on his subject. With an artist's eye, Brown would then compose and crop...clicking the shutter at just the right moment.

Brown takes the viewer on a visual safari to witness wildebeests thundering up a cloud of dust, or a male lion guarding his kill, or a mama leopard resting high on a branch. But even as he aimed and clicked these sights, Brown could also see changes taking place. He saw the last of wild dog packs, and he regretted the passing of big tusker elephants. Brown photographed the rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater where they are monitored, and he photographed mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda, working with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. His
outstanding wildlife photography has been recognized and honored with a three-month, one-man exhibit at the prestigious Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

“Close Encounters” presents African wildlife in a whole new light, revealing all of its fascinating detail. The first release in the Close Encounter series, Zebra Mother and Child (shown above), is now available at Gallery One.  Call or stop in and prepare to be amazed!

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