Artist Info


Dennis Crayon Realist Contemporary Realism

I 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, as well as contemporary realists Claudio Bravo and Scott Fraser.

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.

Dennis Crayon
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