“Portraits are the emphasis in my paintings. I choose subjects with extraordinary character whose conduct reminds us about the dignity and potential of human beings.”
Dennis Carrie has always been interested and inspired by art. His early training in science and mathematics influenced his approach as a realist artist by encouraging careful observation and precision in recording. After a career of teaching mathematics in high school and college, Mr. Carrie was able to return to graduate school and earn an MFA degree in Figurative Painting from the Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California in 2010.
Mr. Carrie’s work has been shown in numerous juried shows in southern California and across the nation. He was accepted on three occasions in the University of North Carolina, Asheville annual Drawing Discourse, winning the Juror’s award in 2017. His paintings have been accepted in the annual Irvine Fine Arts Center All Media Show, Irvine, California on five occasions, winning Honorable Mention in 2011 and First Place in 2013. The John Wayne Airport, Orange County, California has featured his work in solo shows in 2015 and again in 2019. He has had the honor of exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, California on three occasions, in 2013, 2018, and 2019. His recent portrait Frederick Douglass, 1847, will be displayed at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. in their inaugural exhibition Freedom: Art as the Messenger during the spring of 2019.