Dennis Crayon Realist Contemporary RealismI work in oils on canvas and panels, using color and position to convey contemporary composition combined with a classical painting technique. Each of my paintings features extreme attention to detail, especially the effect of light as it hits objects. I recognize the value of craft in my painting and continually work on my technique and style. My influences include Caravaggio and Vermeer.
I have a BFA in graphic design from SUNY Buffalo and a diploma for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I have been a fine artist for over 20 years and I continue to take workshops in the indirect oil painting process.
I am an active member of Washington, D.C.’s artistic community. My work has been shown locally at Gallery West, Spectrum Gallery, Light Street Gallery, and the Art League of Virginia. I have also exhibited in Boston and San Antonio.