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.