Biography

Dennis Brown

Among 35 hot Vancouver Artists to look out for...... Dennis Brown is a Canadian contemporary artist and based in Vancouver, he works primarily in oils. All of the subject matter for his paintings is taken directly from life, thus Dennis Brown is firmly rooted in the traditional plein air method.
Among 35 hot Vancouver Artists to look out for--Dennis Brown




Dennis Brown is a Canadian contemporary artist and based in Vancouver, he works primarily in oils. All of the subject matter for his paintings is taken directly from life, thus Dennis Brown is firmly rooted in the traditional plein air method.
Firstly, since childhood he has been fascinated by art, following in the footsteps of his mother who was an artist. Secondly, he has studied art at the University of British Columbia, the Emily Carr Academy of Art and Design, and the Vancouver Academy of Art.
Meanwhile, influential teachers have been Gordon Smith, Marcus Bowcott, Joseph Montague, Michael Britten, Gordon Findlay, and Rob Wilson.
Moreover, for several years he has been mentored by, and colleague of, Paul Chizik-- a highly regarded Canadian Landscape artist and teacher.

While his studio full of paintings of mountains, lakes, glaciers, and sunsets currently reflects his upbringing and Pacific Northwest education, it wasn’t always that way. Brown spent years producing abstract work, cubism, and more politically inclined paintings.

He explains, “I went through a phase when I was involved in a lot of political activities, doing very pretentious, political work. But over time, I found that I just love nature and I love the peacefulness, being out there, in an almost Zen-like experience of observing.”

A mountaineer and lover of the outdoors, Brown uses a traditional plein air approach to his painting.  He’ll drive up to Rice Lake or out to the Rockies with his French easel and carful of plywood panels and supplies. The panels are small and durable and used to do sketches on site. He doesn’t like to paint directly from photographs, instead preferring the method that was done prior to the invention of the camera. From hundreds of these sketches, he’ll pick a few favourites and replicate them into a larger works.

Therefore, many of Dennis Brown's paintings are held in private collections across Canada, in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

Dennis Brown is one of the selected 35 hot Vancouver artists to look out for. Here is the link of the article, and it has been published in 2017.

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/hot-vancouver-artists-to-watch-artsally
Dennis Brown

Artwork

  • Contemporary art. Title: Lake Agnes, Oil Painting 36x48 in by Canadian artist Dennis Brown.

    Lake Agnes

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 48 in | 92 x 122 cm

  • Rockies In Fall Oil Painting 36x48 Dennis Brown

    Rockies In Fall

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 48 in | 92 x 122 cm

  • Escalante Grand Staircase Oil Painting 36x48 Dennis Brown

    Escalante Grand Staircase

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 48 in | 92 x 122 cm

  • Eternal Light Oil Painting 24x36 Dennis Brown

    Eternal Light

    Oil on Canvas

    24 x 36 in | 61 x 92 cm

  • Rice Lake Reflection Oil Painting 20x28 Dennis Brown

    Rice Lake Reflection

    Oil on Canvas

    20 x 28 in | 51 x 71 cm

  • Mt. Temple Oil Painting 30x42 by Dennis Brown

    Mt. Temple

    Oil on Canvas

    30 x 42 in | 76 x 107 cm

  • Bow River From Morantz Point Oil on Panel 5x7 Dennis Brown

    Bow River From Morantz Point

    Oil on Panel

    5 x 7 in | 13 x 18 cm

  • Castle In The Sky Oil Painting 22x28 Dennis Brown

    Castle In The Sky

    Oil on Canvas

    22 x 28 in | 56 x 71 cm

  • Crowfoot Glacier Oil on Canvas 8x10 Dennis Brown

    Crowfoot Glacier

    Oil on Canvas

    8 x 10 in | 20 x 25.5 cm

  • Early Snow Oil Painting 30x42 by Dennis Brown

    Early Snow

    Oil on Canvas

    30 x 42 in | 76 x 107 cm

  • Birkenhead River Oil Painting 30x42 by Dennis Brown

    Birkenhead River

    Oil on Canvas

    30 x 42 in | 76 x 107 cm

  • Pilot Peak From Vermillion Lake Oil Painting 5x7 Dennis Brown

    Pilot Peak From Vermillion Lake

    Oil On Panel

    5 x 7 in | 13 x 18 cm

  • Tolvana (Haystack) Rock Oil Painting 20x24 Dennis Brown

    Tolvana (Haystack) Rock

    Oil on Canvas

    20 x 24 in | 51 x 61 cm

  • End Of The First Day 2012 Pointillism Oil Painting Dennis Brown

    End Of The First Day 2012

    Original Pointillism Oil Painting

    24×48

  • Indian Arm Oil painting 30x42 Dennis Brown

    Indian Arm

    Original Oil Painting

    30×42