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Portfolio of Works

About the Artist

Dennis was born and raised in the home of the best pizza in the world – North Jersey. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design, he and his future wife took a U-Haul to San Francisco in the early design days of the World Wide Web. After giving his first daughter her first box of 64 Crayolas (with built-in sharpener), Dennis realized he needed to return to fine art. 


As an artist, Dennis paints in oils and watercolor, draws in charcoal and pastel, and prints linocuts. Inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast, and sometimes the juxtaposition of urban elements, Dennis brings his sketchbook or plein air kit wherever he goes. When he’s not carting his art supplies along a coastal trail, Dennis enjoys painting man's best friend on commission – or his dog, Essie.


For information on commissions, contact Dennis.

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Pet Portraits

After realizing that his labrador was very willing to be a model, Dennis began painting his dog. 

Bodhi, Oil on wood panel, 12 x 12in.
Lagos, Charcoal on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Plein Air & Studio Landscapes

Inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast, Dennis frequently paints plein air or brings his sketchbook to capture a scene. Whenever he travels, he brings his sketchbook. Some of his favorite artists are California watercolorists from the mid 1920s through the 1950s.

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Since elementary school, Dennis has enjoyed making friends smile by creating drawings for them. Today, he continues to receive wonderful testimonials from customers. Here are a few recent ones for pet portraits. You can read more reviews on Facebook and Instagram. To commission a portrait, please contact Dennis.

It looks so much 
like him!!!” 

– Ann M, Denver CO

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