A self-taught fantasy artist, Stanley W. Morrison has been drawing anything he could imagine since childhood. Stanley works fulltime at an art manufacturer, that wholesales to the furniture industry, as their art director. He has designed and produced art for many furniture companies such as Rooms-to-Go, Haverty’s, Matter Brothers, and Thomasville.
Stanley took his art in a new direction in 1995 when he became enthralled with the scratchboard technique as a medium which captures and enhances the texture of fantasy creatures. Nominations for Chesley Awards for scratchboard monochrome pieces followed in 1997, 1999,2000 and 2006. Stanley has won numerous awards for scratchboard pieces and paintings at Dragoncon, Worldcon, Lunacon, Boskone, Arisia, Aggiecon, and OASIS, where his “Polar Princess” won Best of Show in 2001. Stanley’s talented use of diverse mediums such as scratchboard, oils, acrylics, digital, pastels, and pencil allow for versatile expression of his fertile imagination.
Stanley’s past projects include interior illustrations for an issue of Dragonlance “Age of Mortals”and “ Bestiary of Krynn”. Interior art for Dark Skull Studios. Gaming cards and package art for Conquest of Arthenia. He is currently working on gaming cards for Bella Sara, Concept art for Altura studios, and art for Doorways Magazine.