“Whether the subject is a person, landscape, or a simple still life, I am always attempting to both render it accurately while simultaneously giving the subject some degree of respect and honor.”
Dennis Carrie is a realist painter. He tries to capture the physical qualities of the subject being portrayed with some degree of accuracy, creating on a two-dimensional surface layers of paint that visually appear as three dimensional.
An early training in science and mathematics has influenced his process and desire to observe carefully and correspondingly represent in painting what is observed carefully. Of course, there must be more to a painting than just rendering, and this is where each artist produces something unique derived from their own mind and hand. In his case, Carrie chooses subjects for which he has respect and appreciation. Whether the subject is a person, a tree, the ocean, or a simple still life, he is always attempting to both render it accurately while simultaneously giving the subject some degree of respect and honor.
It is his hope that his paintings and drawings contain some depth of expression that goes beyond a mere physical description, an expression meant to help develop in the viewer an understanding and appreciation for an otherwise unnoticed life ever present within and around us.