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Dean Morrissey

Doug HallDean Morrissey has been drawing and creating characters since his childhood in Boston. Inspired by Disney matte paintings and comic book heroes early on, he grew to appreciate the works of the masters, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pyle and N.C. Wyeth.

Morrissey worked a variety of job until deciding to paint full time in the late 1970’s. He worked as a freelance book cover illustrator for over 15 different publishers in New York and won numerous awards. Morrissey is self taught, and considers the demands of cover illustration to have been his “art school”. In 1991, Morrissey began to paint some images from a story that he was creating. His books include Ship of Dreams, The Great Kettles: A Tale of Time, The Song of Celestine, The Christmas Ship, A Christmas Carol, The Moon Robber, The Winter King, The Monster Trap and The Crimson Comet. His awards include The Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for The Great Kettles, The Chesley Award for The Light Ship (2002), and won the Chesley Award for Anna of the Celts (2003). Morrissey lives with his wife Shan and his son on the South Shore of Massachusetts.

Dean has appeared at Lord Nelson's Gallery for numerous gallery shows and has been a regular attendee during the annual History Meets the Arts show in Gettysburg.


      Artwork by Dean Morrissey  
  Santa Packed and Ready   St. Nicholas Work Day's End   Father Christmas  
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Father Christmas During the Civil War
A Christmas Carol
Father Christmas:
The Workshop
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Lincoln: The Great Emancipator
One Christmas Eve
Ben Franklin: Patriot and Renaissance Man
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Checking it Twice
Father Christmas:
The Sleigh Ride
The Celtic King
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Anna of the Celts
Portrait of Father Christmas
The Chieftains
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Preparing for the Journey
The Piper of Tir n'Og
Danu of the Celts
Artwork by Dean Morrissey
Solarus the Wizard
Voyage of the Fianna
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