Dennis J. Weber paints out of his studio in Kelowna, which is in BC's Okanagan Valley. He currently works in Genesis Oil Paint', a heat-drying oil medium. He also has extensive experience in other media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolour and bas relief and still uses those media from time to time. He teaches private drawing and painting classes as well as group workshops, usually specializing in portraiture.
Although his passion is painting people, he also paints and draws scenery, animals and still-lifes. He is mainly self-taught, having taken various workshops as well as courses at the Alberta College of Art (ACA). He's been involved in many group shows (both juried and non-juried) as well as solo exhibitions of his work.
His paintings are in private and public collections in Canada and the U.S. Dennis' inspiration comes from many sources: travel experiences, beautiful objects, natural scenes and interesting people or faces. He works from reference photos he's taken for his current project after having studied the subject itself.
Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1951, Dennis lived most of his life in Calgary before moving to the Okanagan in 1999 to work at his craft full-time. In October of that year, with his wife Sharon, he opened Weber Gallery, and featured his work with other western Canadian artists. He is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) as well as a Signature member (Associate status) of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists (CIPA). Dennis was published in the March 2001 issue of The Artist's Magazine being featured in their Competition Spotlight with an article called Improve Your Image.Dennis Joseph Weber Artwork displayed below.
"Every time I start a painting, I wonder if this one will capture what I see in my mind's eye. Then a viewer reacts to my finished painting and I know I've been successful. Somehow they're relating to my original vision, as well as something from their own experience. How a two-dimensional object creates that bridge is, in a way magical and I guess that's what keeps me producing new works. I also believe in craftsmanship. I'm always studying and learning new techniques and skills. Craftsmanship is what helps create that magic."
Check out www.webergallery.com to view more of Dennis Weber's art.
862 Tartan Road
Kelowna, BC, V1X 5Y4
Gallery: (250) 765-6463
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