Featured Artist… Denise Dumont!

“Federal Street, Middlesburg, VA” by Denise Dumont

Let me tell you how thrilled I am that Facebook exists… I find the most wonderful artists that way, and sometimes they find me, which is always intriguing… When I happened upon Denise Dumont’s work, I stopped in my tracks. She has that innate ability that you hear me mention post after post… LOOSENESS. This painting, “Federal Street, Middlesburg, VA” is a great example of that loose style. This painting won “HFCA Appreciation of Excellence in Plein Air Painting”. It never ceases to amaze me when an artist can depict an everyday scene and make it exciting. The color of the house and roof… POP… the shadows… great painting! Check out Denise’s website for gallery information as well as a chance to check out her paintings. They’re fabulous, and most are sold, but you can take a peek!

Here’s a blip about Denise from her website. I look forward to meeting her in person one day and seeing her work!

Denise Dumont is a representational painter who enjoys capturing the character and beauty of the everyday world around her. She is drawn to the coastal landscapes and cityscapes of the Atlantic region and travels often with her sketchbook and portable easel in hand.

Denise received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She studied further at the School of Visual Arts and frequented the studios of the Art Students League. Her work has been largely influenced by Edward Hopper, Edouard Vuillard and Fairfield Porter.

“My favorite scenes are usually found in the light of early morning or late afternoon when the shadows are deep and dramatic.” Denise often paints outdoors in the plein air tradition and works on larger canvases in her studio.

Born in New York, Denise spent her childhood on Long Island and adult years in New York City where she lived until 2004. She currently divides her time between Delaware and the DC metro area and maintains a warehouse studio in Baltimore. 

Recognized as an accomplished landscape painter in the region, Denise’s credits include: South Street Gallery’s “Best New Artist to Plein Air Easton”, “Best in Show” at the Rehoboth Art League’s Regional Exhibition and the League’s Plein Air Competition and multiple awards from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. 

Denise’s paintings are held in private collections across the country and in the public collections of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland and the Lewes Historical Society Museum in Delaware. Denise exhibits regularly and is represented by fine art galleries in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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