Brooklyn Artist Dean Russo Launches Journals #art #pets #portraits

August 13, 2018

Dog Is Love Dean Russo

Disclosure: Book was received for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

Known for his signature pet portraits, Brooklyn-based Dean Russo brings his colorful art to gift worthy blank lined journals. In his eight-journal series, Russo's dogs, cats and other vivacious works of art are seen on the cover of high quality journals perfect for creative self-expression.

Journals in the series include:
Chihuahua Journal,
Dog is Love,
Labrador Journal,
Pit Bull Journal,
Shiva Cat Journal,
Tilted Cat Journal,
Skull Journal, and
Skull Mosaic.

These colorful journals make a beautiful gift to keep for yourself or to give to others.

Dog Is Love Dean Russo

The story behind Russo's classic kitties and dynamic dogs is a lovely tale of animal rescue awareness. Russo would visit shelters and ask for photos of adoptable pets to paint. He would then donate proceeds from the paintings back to the shelter. Shortly after this activity, both he and his unique paintings developed an impressive following and Russo continues to advocate on behalf of animal shelters to this day.

"My greatest inspirations are art and animals. Animals expressions allow for endless possibilities, and portraying the energy and joy that can sometimes be lost in otherwise preconceived notions of the subject is what drives me."
--Dean Russo

About the Artist
Dean Russo is a popular animal illustrator with a vibrant graphic style. His work is widely distributed in fine art prints, custom commissions, and licensed products. Dean studied graphic design and fine arts at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Being an avid animal lover he started his career creating soulful animal portraits in a signature style that has evolved over a period of 10 years.
Available Today on Amazon! Dean Russo Journals

Dean Russo: A Retrospective, a compendium on his life's work is also scheduled to launch later this year by Fox Chapel Publishing. The coffee-table like book will span Russo's entire career, offer 200 vibrant photos, and include commentary from the artist himself.

Keep up with Dean at, and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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