Friday, April 13, 2012

2012 A.R.T. Artist Dennis Dykema!

"Spring's Promise"
oil painting - © Dennis Dykema
(click on image for a larger view)

Spirit Lake artist Dennis Dykema just had a solo exhibit open at Arts on Grand in Spencer, Iowa on April 10th.  Last night (April 12th) Arts on Grand held a reception for his exhibit "Recent Paintings" and I must say - please don't let this one get by you!  What a great exhibit!

Since his 2006 move from Storm Lake, Dennis has worked from his second-floor studio located at 1720 Hill Ave. in downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa.  His Spirit Lake studio is also where he exhibits from during the yearly Artisans Road Trip, the first weekend in October.

"So Much to Remember II"
oil painting - © Dennis Dykema
(click on image for a larger view)

Dykema is clearly inspired by the landscape in the region he lives and works.  His paintings are a rich experience in color, tonal value, line and composition...with remarkable brush work that leaves an emotive sense of presence!  Be sure and take in Dykema's exhibit this month and next if you get a chance - it runs through May 12th!

The Artisans Road Trip is proud to claim Dennis Dykema and all our other wonderful artists for 2012 - don't miss out!

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