Dean Russo was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he currently works and resides.  He has studied graphic design and fine arts at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts in NYC.  Being an avid animal lover Dean started his career creating soulful animal portraits in his signature style that has evolved over a period of 10 years and, as a professional musician, Dean has been inspired to paint portraits of influential music icons. To see more of Dean's art and to learn more about what drives him, visit his website