About the Artist:
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dean Russo draws inspiration from urban landscapes and his love for dogs to create truly unique artwork known for its brilliant colors and bold abstract designs of mesmerizing shapes and symbols. To create these one of a kind images he uses a minimum of ten mediums per painting including pastels, ink, oils, pencils, wax, charcoal and spray paint.
“I used to paint portraits of rock icons and Hollywood stars for so many years with my dogs by my side. Till one day I thought, why not paint my two favorite subjects” says Russo. Initially inspired by his two cocker spaniels, Dean began working with rescue centers to raise awareness and donate his work.
Dean strives to communicate a message that encourages people to choose adoption, to acknowledge the world-wide failure of breed specific legislation and to combat dog fighting around the world. “When a child sees, hears and acts upon my message, I feel successful. Anytime someone puts a message of love or respect towards people or animals into the universe it builds like a ripple. I hope I live long enough to see my ripples come back to me. That will make me smile.”
When I received an offer to select a print from FramedArt.com and began looking at all the beautiful prints that they offer I soon realized that I was going to have a very hard time choosing just one. I narrowed it down to my top ten and enlisted my boyfriend to help me decide. He said that he wanted the Tilt Cat by Dean Russo because it intrigued him and would keep his interest. I had to agree and was excited to have it in my home.
The selection of frames, mats, and glass that was offered by FramedArt.com allowed me to create the exact look that I wanted – making the print even more special. When my print arrived I was pleased at the great care that was taken to protect it during shipping. It was well packaged and wonderfully framed. The substantial brackets that were included allowed me to mount it securely on the wall in my living room just above the television. I am sure that we will have years of enjoyment from this beautiful print. Even after having it in my home for two weeks I am still discovering something new every time I look at it.
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