Dennis Sheehan  (American, 1950) 

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Dennis Sheehan, Moon Rising on a Summer's Eve

 

Dennis Sheehan
Moon Rising on a Summer's Eve
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Lingering Light

 

Dennis Sheehan
Lingering Light
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Winter's Warmth

 

Dennis Sheehan
Winter's Warmth
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Quiet Evening (Sold)

 

Dennis Sheehan
Quiet Evening (Sold)
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Peaceful Evening

 

Dennis Sheehan
Peaceful Evening
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Last Gleam of Evening

 

Dennis Sheehan
Last Gleam of Evening
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Harvest Moon

 

Dennis Sheehan
Harvest Moon
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Glow over the Ridge

 

Dennis Sheehan
Glow over the Ridge
Susan Powell Fine Art
Dennis Sheehan, Breezy Day

 

Dennis Sheehan
Breezy Day
Susan Powell Fine Art
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Dennis Sheehan, Across the Glade

 

Dennis Sheehan
Across the Glade
oil on canvas

 

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Dennis Sheehan, Marsh scene

 

Dennis Sheehan
Marsh scene
oil on canvas

 

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Dennis Sheehan, Floral still life

 

Dennis Sheehan
Floral still life
oil on canvas

 

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  Dennis Sheehan’s work is often described as reminiscent of the great masters of the Barbizon school, in France in the 19th century, and the American Tonalist. Born in Boston in 1950, he has works in major public and private collections, including the White House. His work has been featured in many publications including the featured cover of American Artist.
  Dennis Sheehan received his training in the best traditions of the “Boston School,” studying at the Vesper George School of Art and the Montserrat School of Visual Art. He also studied with two of R.H. Gammell’s former students, Robert Cormier and Richard Whitney. Like his great nineteenth century predecessor George Inness, whose influence is consciously acknowledged, Sheehan employs the dark palette and thickly pigmented surfaces of the French Barbizon School. Sheehan, like Inness before him, eschews picturesque scenery in the interest of evoking atmospherics. Also like Inness, Sheehan’s paintings are produced in the studio from his imagination. For all of the references to history—and there are multiple—there is no mistaking the artist’s debt to the more recent past. Without the legacy of action painting, Sheehan’s art would be less forceful and evocative than it is.”
  Sheehan's pastoral paintings evoke the moody beauty and deep peace of nature. His goal is "to have the painting emanate light, rather than just a surface that records the reflections of light - the power comes from the shadows." Mysterious and breathtaking, his paintings capture the beholder and transport them into serene landscapes that have reverence for nature’s poetic and changing seasons.
  Sheehan recently had a one man exhibition at the Whistler House Museum, in Lowell Massachusetts and The Guild of Boston Artists. Sheehan is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists. He has taught at St. John's Prep School in Danvers, Massachusetts, and currently teaches in his studio in Manchester, New Hampshire, and at Village Arts of Putney. His work is represented by Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, Connecticut.
2000   One Man Exhibition, Howard Portnoy Gallerie Carmel, CA
2000   One Man Show, The Guild of Boston Artists Boston, MA
1997   One Man Show, The Guild of Boston Artists Boston, MA
1996   Two Artist Exhibition, Powers Gallery Acton, MA
1996   Two Artist Exhibiton, Tree's Place Orleans, MA
1995   New Members Show, The Guild of Boston Artists Boston, MA
1995   Spring in Bloom, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
1994   Two Artist Exhibition, A.R.A. Gallery South Hamilton, MA
1994   Three Artist Exhibition, Enrico Donati Gallery Newburyport, MA
1994   Living Artist's Exhibiton, The Crane Collection Boston, MA
1991   Two Artist Exhibition, Krystal Gallery Warren, VT
1986   One Man Show, Peterborough Saving Bank Peterborough, NH
1985   One Man Show, Bravos Gallery Georgetown, MA