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Artist Statement

Dennis considers that the critic Don Grant writing for the ‘Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Today’ has composed a statement, rather flattering perhaps, which he would like to use as his own statement: ‘Dennis is a remarkable man. Now in his nineties, he is still painting portraits, nudes, riverscapes & landscapes en plein air. He can also be seen a l’interieur at the bar of the Chelsea Arts Club and the London Sketch Club . . . He is a versatile, if conventional painter, working in oils, pastels and watercolour, with a light touch, and sometimes more than a whiff of erotica in his life studies . . .’

Method of Working

Dennis varies his method of working depending on subject, lighting and also his mood. Mostly he works directly from the subject or else from drawings, sometimes making reference to the drawings and paintings of past masters and very occasionally with reference to photography. The sketchbook is in regular use.

Biographical details

1986-present Painting & Drawing
1950-86 Part time teaching, Hammersmith School of Art, Wimbledon School of Art, Kingston School of Art
1946-50 St Martins School of Art
1942-46  RAF Navigator
1939-42 Barclays Bank

Past Exhibitions

One Man Shows

From 1960: Studio Exhibition most years
2011 Piers Feetham Gallery
2009 Stephen Bartley Gallery
2007 Chambers Gallery
1982 Langton Gallery
1969 Federation of British Artists
1950 Kensington Art Gallery