I’m so thrilled and honored that Dutch Tulips is accepted into the 11th Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition hosted by Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO, Aug. 26 – Sept 17

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I am excited to announce that my painting “The Diver” has been juried into the 2016 Peto Biennial: International Juried Art Exhibition of Still life and Tromp L’oeil.
John F. Peto Studio Museum located in Island Heights, NJ.
The Diver took 3rd place in the Biennial



Road Trip | Oil on Panel | 24 x 30


2016 Peto Biennial
2016 Peto Biennial: International Juried Art Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life and Trompe l’Oeil   brings together nearly 70 original 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works by notable living artists from across the United States and as far away as Belgium, Greece, and Romania.  This exhibition and competition celebrates the legacy of John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), the renowned 19th century American still life artist and master of trompe l’oeil (French for ‘fool the eye”) painting.

Dennis Crayon

I like to paint fragments I can trace it as far back as when I went college. But it really took hold in 2009 when I was able to go to Pompeii for six weeks. I was part of a college archaeological dig. I am painting fragments that look both fresh and new and also show some ravages of time and place. I want the series that I have started to be both fragments and show the wear of time.


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