Dennis Perrin can best
be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes
the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the
subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting
Dennis has been called
a painterly American Impressionist in the Boston School tradition,
and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences
are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell,
and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour.
Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer,
Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others.
A former member of the
Guild of Boston Artists, Dennis paints in order to express his
great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his
immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy
of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of
seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his
studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint.
Among his favorite subjects
are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life,
and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures.
Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid
plein air painter of the New England landscape.